7 potential cut candidates the Commanders should monitor in 2024

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Commanders should monitor Tylan Wallace

If Brandin Cooks looks like an ambitious cut candidate the Washington Commanders could target to improve their wide receiver options, then Tylan Wallace is much more realistic. The former Oklahoma State blazed a trail in college en route to becoming a fourth-round selection in 2021. Unfortunately for the explosive pass-catcher, he hasn't been able to firmly establish himself with the Baltimore Ravens as yet.

Wallace found targets limited over his first three years in the league. The Ravens relied heavily on the athletic player on special teams, which could give him a reprieve as he looks to see out his rookie contract with the AFC North powerhouse.

It's also worth noting that the Ravens drafted Devontez Walker and boast Deonte Harry, who might have a chance of surging ahead of Wallace on the depth chart with a smooth transition. If this scenario comes to fruition, the player could be moved on and available for the Commanders to examine in greater detail.

While expecting Wallace to become a high-impact player on the offensive rotation is asking for trouble, his ability to occupy a role on special teams and elusiveness in space could become an asset over time.

Commanders should monitor Trent Brown

Adam Peters did a tremendous job of solidifying the roster this offseason. However, there are glaring concerns around the offensive tackle positions that could complicate matters in 2024.

The Commanders kept faith in right tackle Andrew Wylie in the hope he could improve within a more balanced offensive scheme. Third-round pick Brandon Coleman is getting every opportunity to win the starting left tackle gig, but his lack of length and inexperience in the pros means this represents a gamble that could go either way.

It would be surprising to see the Commanders stand pat and not bring in another edge presence at some stage before Week 1. Although the Cincinnati Bengals might keep Trent Brown around as a depth piece, their move for Amarius Mims in the first round suggests they are looking to go younger in front of stud quarterback Joe Burrow.

If the Bengals end up releasing Brown with $2.39 million in savings attached, it might be an opportunity Peters finds too tempting to ignore. This would provide the Commanders with a versatile edge protector capable of manning either tackle spot. It would also take some heat off Coleman during his pivotal early transition.