Commanders make surprise cut
As stated previously, the Washington Commanders made a series of roster transactions before taking the field for OTAs on Tuesday. This also included a surprise cut within the secondary.
According to multiple sources, the Commanders released cornerback Cameron Dantzler Sr., who was claimed off the waiver wire during free agency. Many believed that the former Mississippi State star could earn a spot on the rotation, so to be cut loose without having the chance to impress at training camp is deeply concerning.
Another player that could be heading for the exit is Andrew Norwell. The All-Pro guard went on the Reserve/PUP list on Tuesday, but Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reported that he's likely to be released once everything checks out on the health front.
This saves the Commanders $4.38 million on their 2023 cap with a post-June 1 release and comes with $700,000 in dead money. More importantly, Norwell's departure gives other young players more of an opportunity to compete for prominent depth chart positions.
The Commanders brought in Terrell Burgess - a dynamic safety hybrid that has the positional versatility head coach Ron Rivera loves. Another athletic individual signed was Brandon Dillon, who'll fill out the tight-end room after Washington lost Armani Rogers for the season thanks to a torn Achilles.