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 TEs

  • E.J. Jenkins.

This gets speculative. First of all, I only have three of the Commanders' current tight ends making the roster – Logan Thomas, John Bates, and Cole Turner. I believe they will eventually carry a fourth tight end, and that he will be Blake Bell, currently of the Kansas City Chiefs.

That means players like Curtis Hodges, Kaden Smith, and Brandon Dillon should be available. But I think the Washington Commanders look outside for the talented developmental tight end who will probably be cut by the New York Jets come Tuesday.

Commanders OL

  • Mason Brooks, Braeden Daniels.

If Washington keeps 10 offensive linemen, I think veteran Trent Scott takes the final spot. If so, I see them keeping rookies Mason Brooks and Braeden Daniels on the practice squad.

Daniels is very hard to project. I originally thought he would be on the final 53 because the Commanders have not been inclined to cut recent draft picks – especially middle-rounders – over the past few years. But I don’t think he can play tackle and he would seem to be stuck behind a lot of players at guard.

This includes Brooks – who I think has an outside chance of taking the roster spot I am currently giving to Scott. I think both are on the team – one on the final roster and the other on the practice squad. And I assume they are not ready to simply give up on Daniels. If they are, then Nolan Laufenberg could end up with this spot.