Commanders Expected To Release Cornerback If No Trade Gets Done

The Washington Commanders have won back-to-back huge games to get their season back to 4-4 with Taylor Heinicke as their starter, and ahead of the trade deadline today, they find themselves in a weird spot going forward. They likely aren't good enough to be buyers, but shouldn't be selling a lot of their young pieces, but one name the Commanders are looking to move is William Jackson III, who asked for a trade from the team a few weeks ago.

There's been talks thus far, but with his injury history and contract, nothing has yet materialized, and now, it's believed that the team will simply release him if nothing comes about by the 4 pm ET deadline today. This isn't a good sign for their chances to get a deal done, as teams will be salivating at the chance to add a veteran cornerback without giving up assets at this point in the season, but given the scenario surrounding him in Washington, it's simply best for both sides just to move on.

He's not played his best in four games with the Commanders in 2022, but Jackson has five years of experience in the NFL, and while he won't be a No. 1 corner somewhere, he will bring good experience and depth to a playoff team.

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