The latest news and analysis of the Washington Commanders season.
The Baltimore Ravens have signed cornerback Ronald Darby to a one-year contract.
Sponsors are flocking back to the Washington Commanders.
An online petition calling for the Washington Commanders to change the franchise's name back to the Washington Redskins has now garnered more than 100,000 signatures.
Rookie Andre Jones Jr. was considered a raw prospect who needed a lot of development when he was taken in the draft. But on Wednesday, after Washington's joint practices against the Baltimore Ravens concluded, coach Ron Rivera beamed and uttered 'wow' when asked about Jones.
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee rejected a call from the ranking member of the panel who urged him Wednesday to refer former Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder to the Department of Justice for potentially lying under oath and obstructing the committee's previous 14-month-long investigation into the team.
Ron Rivera has had this week's joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens circled all offseason, repeatedly calling the sessions as an important test for Sam Howell.
Nick Gates took exception to Baltimore's Odafe Oweh punching him in the facemask. So, naturally, Gates responded with a few punches of his own -- even if it caused flags to fly from the nearby officials.
The difference between going against Marlon Humphrey and your standard cornerback is the All-Pro's physicality. That, Terry McLaurin says, is noticeable right from the snap -- when the Baltimore Ravens corner tries to jam wideouts at the line of scrimmage and then continues to impose himself through the route.
The 49ers are one of 10 playoff teams from last season that are working in at least one new offensive or defensive coordinator in 2023. While San Francisco and Philadelphia made the changes out of necessity, other contenders believed they needed a spark on one side of the ball or the other.
The Commanders will share the practice field Tuesday and Wednesday with Baltimore at the Ravens' facility in Owings Mills, Maryland, marking Washington's first joint sessions since 2018 when then-coach Jay Gruden and the team hosted the New York Jets in Richmond.
Quan Martin said his social media "likes" for his critics are a way to motivate himself and to acknowledge comments without "saying too much" in return.
As good as quarterback Sam Howell looked in Friday's opener, his outing wasn't enough to mask the concerns that Washington's offensive line may still be a problem in 2023.
The Commanders' line remains a big question mark, but Sam Howell seems to be on track.
Former NFL cornerback Bashaud Breeland, who had an interception in the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl 54 win over the San Francisco 49ers, is facing multiple charges after being found in possession of a stolen vehicle, firearms and illegal drugs.
Eric Bieniemy's voice is one of the clearer ones on the practice field. On his first day of training camp since joining the Washington Commanders, it wasn't hard to understand his message.
The growth of Sam Howell will be further tested Friday when the Commanders open the preseason against the Browns in Cleveland, which starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be aired locally on NBC4.
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore said Wednesday he's held "extensive conversations" with new Commanders owner Josh Harris and his ownership group about keeping the Commanders in Prince George's County, where the team's FedEx Field is located.
Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday he wasn't as "clear as I needed to be" in his comments from a day earlier when he said that players were a "little concerned" over offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy's demanding coaching style.
Publicly, players have had nothing but positives to say about Eric Bieniemy's demanding coaching style. But privately, there's been more of an adjustment to the new offensive coordinator than players have let on.
If Dyami Brown is going to ever produce consistently in the NFL, this year might be his best chance. Brown is working with a quarterback, Sam Howell, who helped him light up the stat sheet in college.
Two years ago, a star-studded Washington Commanders' defense strutted into the 2021 season with talk of breaking records. The unit was seen as one of the best in the league -- and management had just added the top cornerback on the market to the mix. What followed was a humbling experience.
Washington Commanders linebacker Jamin Davis will reappear in court later this month after a Virginia judge Thursday would not consider a revised plea deal for his reckless driving charge on the basis it wasn't "substantially and materially different" from an agreement that was rejected earlier in the week.
Defensive lineman David Bada tore his tricep and is awaiting further examination, coach Ron Rivera said Thursday. The injury, presumably season-ending, occurred a day earlier in Wednesday's session.
Since buying the Commanders, formerly known as the Redskins, Mr. Harris and his ownership group have made several references to the franchise's old name. The embrace of the moniker -- which was retired in 2020 amid renewed societal and corporate pressure -- hasn't gone unnoticed.
Through his three-plus seasons with the Commanders, Ron Rivera has put an emphasis on what he calls "position flex," or positional flexibility. In his attempt to fix Washington's offensive line after a disappointing 2022, Rivera is again relying on a player's versatility to be a cure.
The Commanders' defensive ends have a lot riding on this season. Chase Young is looking to prove he's still a top pass-rusher. Montez Sweat needs to finish stronger at the point of attack. Reserves like James Smith-Williams and Casey Toohill are fighting for roster spots. And most of them are looking for new deals.
Jamin Davis will return to court Thursday after a Virginia judge rejected a reckless driving plea agreement stemming from a March 2022 incident in which the third-year Washington Commanders linebacker was cited going 114 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Daron Payne's agent went through a few scenarios for his client as the defensive tackle sought a new contract from the Washington Commanders. Payne could look to take a deal early if there was one on the table to his satisfaction. Or the 26-year-old could attempt to wait in hopes that the offer would increase while the defensive tackle market around him exploded.
For many, Dan Snyder's departure served as an inspiration. Timmy and Amy Mawyer decided to become first-time season ticket holders in November, shortly after the team announced that Snyder hired an investment bank to explore sale. The married couple spent $3,000 for two tickets.
Versatile running back Roger Craig, and two-time Super Bowl-winning coaches Tom Coughlin and Mike Shanahan advanced to the next stage of consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Commanders' training camp began Wednesday with Sam Howell in the same role that he spent in the spring -- as Washington's starting quarterback. The 22-year-old has yet to be officially handed the job, but he again took all the first-team reps as part of the plan to give Howell every opportunity to earn the role.
Ron Rivera has said that when the day came to sit down with the Washington Commanders' new owner, he planned to be concise and "very specific" about his vision for the team's direction.
Oddsmakers have listed the Commanders as a heavy favorite to have a new name in time for the 2024 season, with both BetOnline and sister site SportsBetting.ag putting the chance at -400.
As he sat in the front row for Josh Harris' introductory press conference, Terry McLaurin took particular note when new Commanders limited partner Magic Johnson said that Washington's ownership group wanted to "take all the headaches away" from players and coaches.
When he took over the Philadelphia 76ers almost a dozen years ago, Josh Harris said he didn't view his newly purchased basketball team as a distressed asset. Twelve years later, having bought his childhood football team, he makes no such claims about the Washington Commanders.
With the NFL's formal approval of the sale of the Washington football franchise for $6.05 billion, the team now belongs to Josh Harris and his band of brothers. Nobody could have imagined such a miracle possible after Snyder's pathetic attempt at a joke when he declared "Happy Thanksgiving" at Ron Rivera's January 2020 press conference hiring.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Thursday's vote to approve Josh Harris' purchase of the Washington Commanders will be a 'hallmark day' for the NFL.
NFL owners voted unanimously Thursday to approve Josh Harris' $6.05 billion purchase of the Washington Commanders, setting the stage for the private equity billionaire to take control of the storied franchise from Dan Snyder.
Dan Snyder stands to become billions of dollars richer in just a few days. But in a very real way, he will end up paying a terrible price for his disastrous tenure as an NFL owner.
The Washington Commanders sale is in sight -- and one of the last remaining hurdles appears to finally be resolved.
A former Washington Commanders employee has filed a lawsuit against the team and one of the team's attorneys, accusing them of defamation.
Even now, nearly 25 years after he was last associated with the franchise, John Kent Cooke admits to still being an interested "bystander" as the imminent sale of the Washington Commanders unfolds.
Two-time winning Super Bowl coaches Tom Coughlin and Mike Shanahan and team owners Robert Kraft and Virginia McCaskey were among the 60 semifinalists announced Wednesday for the 2024 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The former Washington Commanders center said in a social media post that he has retired from football. The announcement comes months after the Commanders released Roullier, who had suffered season-ending injuries in each of the last two years.
Transparent Ted Leonisis may be one step closer to being the Washington Nationals owner. Hey, is this thing on? Hello? Hello? Testing?
Joe Gibbs has sold a minority stake in his eponymous NASCAR team to prominent members of the group awaiting approval to take over ownership of the NFL's Washington Commanders.
K.J. Henry didn't just make it to the NFL. At Clemson, he helped save his dad's life.
The NFL informed owners to be available for a possible special league meeting on July 20 and Aug. 8 in anticipation of a vote on Josh Harris' $6.05 billion purchase of the Commanders. If the league selects July 20, that means Rivera and Co. could officially have a new boss by the time training camp begins.
This offseason, Cole Turner is now fully recovered. And across Washington's voluntary workouts and mandatory minicamp, the 23-year-old has closely resembled the player that tantalized coaches and teammates a year ago.
Determining who plays the most snaps at the slot corner position will depend on what kind of defense Washington wants to run.
Josh Harris' meeting Wednesday with the NFL finance committee went well and his deal to purchase the Washington Commanders appears on track for a vote as soon as next month, according to multiple reports.
When Josh Harris met the NFL's finance committee Wednesday, the billionaire did so to discuss his pending purchase of the Washington Commanders. Since signing a deal to buy the franchise for $6.05 billion last month from owner Dan Snyder, the agreement has been under careful review by the league.
Over the last few weeks, the Commanders have tried to cram in as much as possible after having two fewer practices this offseason as a result of the NFL's punishment. A year ago, the league came down hard on the Commanders for having excessive contact in practice.
Between individual drills, Young could be heard singing the lyrics to Lil Baby and Lil Durk's "How It Feels." And during another song, the pass rusher started to mix some dance moves into his repertoire just to keep things light. But when it came time to take his rep, Young was all business.
This offseason, the Washington Commanders have made significant changes along the offensive line. But the overhaul wasn't just at the roster level.
Josh Harris will meet with the NFL finance committee Wednesday to discuss his pending $6.05 billion purchase of the Washington Commanders, according to multiple reports.
In Washington, coach Ron Rivera and Co. have let Bieniemy be Bieniemy. And that also applies to more than just his on-field enthusiasm.
Brian Davis' lawsuit against Bank of America is no more.
The Commanders are the Exxon Valdez of the NFL. Here comes someone willing to clean up the mess and owners don't like the skimmers they use. Josh Harris should say, "Fine. Keep Joseph Hazelwood. We're done."
When he steps onto the practice field these days, Sam Howell is tuned in to the guidance coming his way from Eric Bieniemy, the offensive coordinator the team hired in February. But the quarterback is also hearing another voice he might have overlooked in the past: his own.