4. John Bates, TE
The tight end position is tough to evaluate. Quite frankly, if you took some of the best qualities from everyone in this room you might have the perfect starter. But, the Commanders don't have that legitimate playmaker at tight end, and they need to try to find one.
John Bates has been arguably worthless as a receiver and isn't used much there. He excels only in pass blocking, but the Commanders also use him as a blocker because of the poor play of their offensive line at times.
In three seasons, Bates has caught 49 passes for 488 yards and a pair of scores. Washington would be fine letting him go. He's kind of just been "there."
In addition to letting go of Bates, the Commanders might soon be living life without veteran Logan Thomas as well. Thomas will be 33 years old next season and the Commanders can save $7 million by cutting the oft-injured tight end.
Cole Turner might be the future at the position in terms of being a pass catcher, but he's been utilized even less, playing just 18 percent of snaps. This position could use a serious upgrade in 2024.