Commanders 2023 practice squad projection prior to final cuts

The Commanders have 16 available spots open on their 2023 practice squad.

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Commanders QBs

  • Jake Fromm.

It is highly unlikely that the Washington Commanders will keep all three of their current quarterbacks on the final roster. Sam Howell is young and Jacoby Brissett is durable. Neither has a history of injuries. So Jake Fromm holds the third signal caller spot on the practice squad.

For those suggesting that he should move ahead of Brissett into the second spot after an outstanding preseason, that is not happening,

Commanders RBs

  • Derrick Gore, Jonathan Williams.

It will kill some of us to release Jaret Patterson, who produces in preseason whenever he gets the chance. But you cannot afford to spend three slots on running backs.

Jonathan Williams is a proven hard-nosed runner who can fill in for Brian Robinson Jr. or Chris Rodriguez Jr. in case of injury. And Derrick Gore is a very good all-purpose back who has some history with Eric Bieniemy.

Commanders WRs

  • Kazmeir Allen, Marcus Kemp.

First of all, due to Terry McLaurin’s injury, I have Mitchell Tinsley on the final 53-man roster. This frees up an extra spot.

I assume Kazmeir Allen lost his chance to make the final roster – not due to his drops at wide receiver – but due to his clear discomfort as a punt returner. But he remains a talented developmental player.

Marcus Kemp is here for special teams play. I think he offers a little more versatility than Kyric McGowen for that second spot.