Commanders 53-man 2024 roster projection: Offseason overhaul edition

It's been an incredible offseason...
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Adam Peters had a big job on his hands this offseason. The Washington Commanders stumbled through another underwhelming campaign in 2023 en route to the No. 2 overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft. A significant roster overhaul was needed to get this once-proud franchise off its knees and back to competitiveness.

Peters had significant financial resources and a bounty of draft selections. The general manager came into the organization with a glowing reputation. After a frantic recruitment period, he's come out on the other end with extreme credit.

The Commanders' roster looks much improved from that which concluded Ron Rivera's final season as head coach. There is a lot of hard work ahead and some holes to fill, but fans are starting to believe something special could be brewing in the nation's capital.

Players are now jockeying for positions and aiming to catch the eye of Dan Quinn's coaching staff. It'll be fascinating to watch this unfold in the weeks and months ahead, but the increased competition for places could be exactly what's required to raise standards when push comes to shove.

Looking at how things stand after a memorable spring, we projected how the Commanders' 53-man roster might look heading into Week 1 of the 2024 season. However, the promise of additional arrivals cannot be dismissed with Peters leading the charge.

Commanders special teams (3)

  • Tress Way (P), Brandon McManus (K), Tyler Ott (LS).

Tress Way might not be wearing the No. 5 anymore following a classy gesture from the Pro Bowl punter, but he remains an important presence on the field and one of the respected leaders in the locker room. This is the final year of his deal, so there's also some added incentive attached to his production next season with a new contract pending.

Tyler Ott is going to be the long-snapper after the Washington Commanders finally put Camaron Cheeseman out of his misery in 2023. After another erratic campaign from Joey Slye, those in power acquired Brandon McManus to fill the kicking void.

McManus also took a step back last season, especially with deep attempts. However, he's experienced with proven production of coming through in clutch situations.