Scenarios for every Washington Commanders tight end in 2023

It's now or never for the Commanders tight end group in 2023.

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Brandon Dillon - Commanders TE

Brandon Dillon was signed after the Armani Rogers injury. I’m going to put on the burgundy-tinted glasses and say that his signing is a good indication that the Washington Commanders are confident in Cole Turner because I would have thought they’d look for a more dynamic pass-catcher.

Dillon is not a pass-catching threat. He played in 10 games this past year for the Vegas Vipers of the XFL and hauled ineight catches. If you’re struggling with percentages, that works out to 4/5ths of a catch per game – in the XFL.

However, Dillon is a big body who has been with several NFL teams in the past few years. So presumably, he could come in and take some snaps as an in-line blocker if need be,

BEST: Dillon sticks on the practice squad, and gets called up for just one or two games when another tight end is dealing with a nagging injury. No catches, but he provides some blocking in short-yardage-heavy lineups.

WORST: Kendall Blanton is released by the Kansas City Chiefs and signs with Washington. Dillon is cut before the season.

REALISTIC: Only slightly better than worst-case. Washington does bring in another tight end but keeps Dillon on the practice as deep depth. Eric Bieniemy does like to employ multiple tight ends.