Commanders Unleash Cap Space: Logan Thomas Released Ahead of 2024 Season

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Veteran tight end Logan Thomas will not be wearing the burgundy and gold in the next 2024 NFL season, indicating a change in direction for the Washington Commanders. 

According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Commanders have officially released Thomas, a decision that has been anticipated.

The departure of Thomas is part of Washington’s strategy to free up cap space, already sitting in a favorable position within the top three in terms of available funds. By shedding contracts such as Thomas’ and Charles Leno’s, the Commanders stand to gain nearly $14 million, a move likely aimed at facilitating future roster adjustments.

Thomas, 32, embarked on a remarkable journey with Washington, transitioning from quarterback to tight end under the guidance of head coach Ron Rivera. 

His efforts culminated in a standout 2020 season, where he notched career-high numbers in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. This performance earned him a lucrative three-year, $24 million extension in 2021, but injuries marred his subsequent seasons.

Commanders’ Quest for Reinforcement

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Veteran tight end Logan Thomas will not be wearing the burgundy and gold in the next 2024 NFL season, indicating a change in direction for the Washington Commanders.

Despite battling through adversity, including an ACL tear in 2020, Thomas continued to contribute on the field. However, with a new coaching regime led by Dan Quinn and Kliff Kingsbury taking the helm, the decision-makers opted to part ways with the aging tight end, citing both performance and financial considerations.

Looking ahead, Washington finds itself in a position to address its tight end needs during Adam Peters’ inaugural free agency period as the team’s decision-maker. With an abundance of cap space at their disposal, the Commanders can explore enticing options in the market. 

Names like Dalton Schultz, Hunter Henry, Noah Fant, Mike Gesicki, Zach Ertz, and Jonnu Smith, who was recently released, emerge as potential targets to bolster the team’s receiving corps.

In the wake of Thomas’ departure, the spotlight now shifts to emerging talents like John Bates, who showed promise with 19 receptions last season. 

Nevertheless, it’s clear that Washington will be actively seeking a new starter to fill the void left by Thomas, signaling a new era for the Commanders as they navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the NFL.

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