7 Commanders on the roster bubble after 2024 offseason overhaul

These Commanders players could be fighting for their roster spots in 2024.
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Mitchell Tinsley - Commanders WR

Finding additional wide receiver help was something the Washington Commanders needed to figure out this offseason. While there could be room for one more productive veteran after signing Olamide Zaccheaus and drafting Luke McCaffrey, these two arrivals push some already around further down the depth chart.

Raising standards and enhancing competition was always a primary objective for Adam Peters during his first recruitment period as the team's primary shot-caller. Unless big improvements are made from Mitchell Tinsley, a situation could emerge where the wide receiver is deemed surplus to requirements under the new regime.

Tinsley was a remarkable story last summer. The wideout rose from undrafted free-agent obscurity to secure a roster spot. That didn't come with any sort of prolonged involvement whatsoever as previous head coach Ron Rivera made him a healthy scratch more often than not. This was extremely disappointing when one considers how others within the receiving room were struggling.

Peters has removed any sentiment from his roster construction. If Tinsley cannot achieve similar feats throughout Washington's upcoming preparations, he'll be moved on with little fanfare attached.

Armani Rogers - Commanders TE

The Washington Commanders were not going to sit around and hope the tight ends already available could improve with enhanced coaching. Logan Thomas became an expected salary-cap casualty. Adam Peters brought in a short-term option - veteran Zach Ertz - and also secured Ben Sinnott at No. 53 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft for a long-term solution to this ongoing complication.

It would be a huge surprise if Ertz and Sinnott weren't the top two on Washington's depth chart when Week 1 rolled around. John Bates will likely make the team thanks in no small part to his blocking capabilities. If the Commanders end up taking four tight ends onto their roster, it will be a straight fight between Cole Turner and Armani Rogers for the No. 4 spot.

Many fans had high hopes for a potential Rogers breakout in 2023 after flashing during limited involvement previously. Unfortunately for the player, he tore his Achilles on the first day of OTAs, ending his campaign before it began.

Rogers needs to make a big-time recovery and hit the ground running this offseason to improve his roster chances. That might sound harsh, but the Commanders have no room for passengers with Peters leading the charge.