In April, it was reported that Daron Payne, defensive lineman for the Commanders, had been denied a contract extension. There hasn't been any indication of a shift in their thinking in the past few months.
"It's between my coach, my agent and me," Payne said, via Pete Hailey of NBCSportsWashington.com.
The Commanders extended the contract of defensive tackle Jonathan Allen last season and have Terry McLaurin, wide receiver, in line for an extension. They have to also deal with extensions for defensive ends Chase Young or Montez Sweat. Therefore, drafting Phidarian Matis in the second round of April could have been an indication that they will be content to continue without Payne in 2023.