Stay or go? Predicting the future of 2024 Commanders free agents at midseason

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Saahdiq Charles - Commanders OL

It's hard to find players who've had as many chances to shine as Saahdiq Charles. The offensive lineman couldn't make it on the edge and was switched to the interior, which came with suspect efforts and countless injury complications that left his future with the Washington Commanders hanging in the balance.

Verdict: Departure

It wouldn't be the biggest shock to see the Commanders cut the Charles experiment short. Something that represents a major disappointment considering his physical attributes.

Byron Pringle - Commanders WR

Byron Pringle was a late arrival to the Commanders, but his previous connection to Eric Bieniemy smoothed his transition. The wide receiver's grown in stature in recent weeks, becoming part of the rotation and making some crucial catches along the way.

Verdict: Extension

Pringle's future is directly tied to Bieniemy's, one suspects. If the offensive coordinator sticks around, then the wideout will likely receive another one-year extension in a bid to carve out another role for himself. If his play-caller walks or finally gets a head coaching gig elsewhere, it's a different story.

Jamison Crowder - Commanders WR/KR

Jamison Crowder returned to the Commanders this season and looks to have something left in the tank. He's been a big asset to the kick return game and is also emerging on the offensive rotation to further enhance his influence.

Verdict: Extension

If the veteran can maintain this level of production against top-quality opposition in the coming weeks, he'll be in a strong position. Crowder's been one of the few genuine surprises this season and long may it continue.

Joey Slye - Commanders K

Joey Slye's been something of an enigma since becoming the Commanders' primary kicking option. His leg is gargantuan, but the accuracy is often missing - reflected in his 75 percent field goal percentage so far this season.

Verdict: Departure

Slye has hit all 19 of his extra-point attempts. But if the Commanders get a shot at finding an upgrade, they'd be foolish not to pull the trigger.