NFC East tight end units ranked from worst to best in 2023

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4. Washington Commanders

The Commanders certainly have a dynamic wide receiver group led by Terry McLaurin. But their tight end room enters the year on the weaker side and ranks last in the NFC East.

As it stands now, Washington's top three tights on the roster are Logan Thomas, John Bates, and Cole Turner.

Thomas is the starter out of the bunch, but he's coming off a subpar campaign. The veteran finished the year with 39 catches for 323 yards and one touchdown. His best season came in 2019 when he logged 72 catches (on 110 targets) for 670 yards and six touchdowns. Since then, though, he has missed 14 games in two seasons.

As for Bates and Turner, they're nothing more than backups with little upside. Bates has 34 career catches and 357 yards in two NFL seasons, while Turner -- a 2022 fifth-round rookie -- caught two passes for 23 yards in his first year.

Washington didn't add any tight ends through the draft, so it appears this will be the group the team rolls with this season. The Commanders don't have a difference maker at this position, and that's why they enter 2023 last in that department.