The Washington Commanders looked to be in an excellent position to make the NFC playoffs after a Nov. 27 win over the Atlanta Falcons to improve to 7-5.
Unfortunately for the Commanders, they’d go winless in their next four games and were eliminated during Week 17. Washington would defeat the Dallas Cowboys in Week 18 to finish the 2022 season 8-8-1.
The NFL wild-card round kicks off Saturday, and for the first time, there are six games over three days, ending with Monday night’s NFC battle between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys.
While the Commanders will not play in the playoffs, there are multiple former Washington players who will be in action on wild-card weekend. We’ve listed several former Washington standouts who will play this weekend. This list does not include those players presently on practice squads.
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QB Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
James Smith-Williams #96 of the Washington Commanders hits Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
S/LB Landon Collins, New York Giants
New York Giants safety Landon Collins (21). Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
K Graham Gano, New York Giants
New York Giants place kicker Graham Gano (9) celebrates with Giants center Nick Gates (65) . Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
CB Fabian Moreau, New York Giants
Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) dives for extra yards while being tackled by New York Giants cornerback Fabian Moreau (37). Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
T Trent Williams, San Francisco 49ers
Trent Williams #71 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrate after a touchdown during the third quarter in the game against the Washington Commanders. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
QB Josh Johnson, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Josh Johnson (17). Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
G Brandon Scherff, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Scherff (68). Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
WR/KR DeAndre Carter, Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver DeAndre Carter (1). Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
QB Chase Daniel, Los Angeles Chargers
Chase Daniel #4 of the Los Angeles Chargers. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
TE Donald Parham, Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Donald Parham Jr. (89) catches a touchdown pass in front of Los Angeles Rams safety Taylor Rapp (24). Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
DT Tim Settle, Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Tim Settle (99). Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
QB Case Keenum, Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills quarterback Case Keenum (18). Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
WR Jamison Crowder, Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jamison Crowder (80). Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
T Morgan Moses, Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Morgan Moses (78). Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
T Geron Christian, Miami Dolphins
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) tries to get past Washington Football Team offensive tackle Geron Christian (74). (AP Photo/David Richard)
RB Samaje Perine, Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals running back Samaje Perine (34) carries the ball as Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay (50). Mandatory Credit: Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports