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  Commanders | Jayden Daniels on field with starters    Wed Jun 12, 06:47 PM

Washington Commanders QB Jayden Daniels worked with the first-team offense during team drills at practice Tuesday, June 12, according to ESPN.com's John Keim.

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  Commanders | Frankie Luvu sits out Wednesday    Wed Jun 12, 05:44 PM

Washington Commanders LB Frankie Luvu (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 12, because of a minor injury.

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  Commanders | Jer'Zhan Newton signs contract    Wed Jun 12, 04:18 PM

Washington Commanders second-round draft choice DT Jer'Zhan Newton signed a four-year contract with the Commanders Wednesday, June 12, worth $9.757 million.

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  Commanders | Lucas Havrisik trying out    Wed Jun 12, 01:37 PM

Free-agent PK Lucas Havrisik (Browns) is participating in the Washington Commanders minicamp this week on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Havrisik was adequate at best making 15-of-20 field goal attempts for the Rams last year in nine games, but the Commanders want to bring in competition for Ramiz Ahmed after signing him last week. Ahmed is the only kicker on the roster following Brandon McManus release in the wake of sexual assault allegations.

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  Commanders | Jer'Zhan Newton may miss start of camp    Tue Jun 11, 08:36 PM

Washington Commanders DT Jer'Zhan Newton (foot) is on schedule with his recovery from foot surgery, but his availability for the start of training camp is uncertain at this time, according to head coach Dan Quinn.

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  Commanders | Matthew McCrane worked out    Tue Jun 11, 06:31 PM

Free-agent PK Matthew McCrane (Eagles) worked out for the Washington Commanders Tuesday, June 11, according to NFL Network's Bridget Condon.

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  Commanders | Mike Sainristil signs rookie pact    Tue Jun 11, 03:23 PM

Washington Commanders second-round draft choice CB Mike Sainristil (Michigan) signed a four-year contract on Tuesday, June 11. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Commanders | Washington taking a look at two kickers    Tue Jun 11, 01:42 PM

Free-agent PKs Jake Bates (UFL) and Andre Szmyt (UFL) were among a group of free-agent kickers who tried out for the Washington Commanders on Tuesday, June 11.

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  Commanders | Austin Ekeler Returning Kicks    Tue Jun 11, 09:44 AM

Washington Commanders RB Austin Ekeler was spotted returning kicks at minicamp Tuesday, June 11.

Footballguys view: It's one minicamp practice session, so let's not read too much into the return role. While the recent rule change elevating the importance of kickoff returns could lead to more prominent players handling that role, Ekeler is slated to operate in tandem at running back with Brian Robinson Jr. to help ease the offensive workload on rookie QB Jayden Daniels. Robinson (RB33) is going slightly ahead of Ekeler (RB38) in current Underdog drafts, so it's worth noting that Ekeler (RB19) is well ahead of Robinson (RB37) on the Footballguys Draft Rankings. Don't be surprised if both sets of numbers change as we gain clarity on the backfield roles in the coming weeks.

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  Commanders | Contract details for Ramiz Ahmed    Fri Jun 7, 12:44 AM

Washington Commanders PK Ramiz Ahmed was signed to a one-year deal with a base salary of $795,000.

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  Commanders | Washington adds Ramiz Ahmed     Tue Jun 4, 03:15 PM

Free-agent PK Ramiz Ahmed (UFL) signed an undisclosed contract with the Washington Commanders on Tuesday, June 4.

Footballguys view: The Commanders needed a kicker after cutting Brandon McManus on Sunday. Ahmed spent part of the 2024 spring season with the Birmingham Stallions after Chris Blewitt was injured. Ahmed went 10-for-13, including 4-for-7 from beyond 40 yards. He holds the record for the longest field goal in USFL history with a 61-yarder after playing for both the Pittsburgh Maulers and New Jersey Generals. He has never attempted an NFL field goal or PAT but did handle kickoffs in one game for the Packers.

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  Commanders | Brandon McManus let go    Sun Jun 2, 07:48 PM

Washington Commanders PK Brandon McManus was released on Sunday, June 2. The move comes in the wake of sexual assault allegations against the kicker.

Footballguys view: Washington had signed McManus to a one-year, $3.6 million deal this offseason, opting not to re-sign Joey Slye, who joined the Patriots. The Commanders will be in the market for a new kicker.

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  Commanders | PK Brandon McManus Being Sued For Alleged Sexual Assault Last Year    Mon May 27, 05:01 PM

Two women are suing kicker Brandon McManus and the Jacksonville Jaguars, alleging that McManus sexually assaulted them during the team's overseas flight to London last year, according to court documents obtained by ESPN. They're seeking in excess of $1 million and are demanding a jury trial.

Footballguys view: McManus signed with the Jaguars last May after he was released by the Denver Broncos. Jacksonville gave him a one-year contract worth $2 million, and he made 30 of 37 field goal attempts and all 35 of his extra-point attempts last season. The team did not re-sign him this offseason; he signed a one-year, $3.6 million contract with the Commanders on March 14. The Commander issued the following statement: "Earlier today, we were made aware of the civil lawsuit filed on May 24 against Brandon McManus. We take allegations of this nature very seriously and are looking into the matter. We have been in communication with the League Office and Brandon's representation, and will reserve further comment at this time." Stay tuned. This incident could lead to league discipline.

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  Commanders | Chris Rodriguez Jr. locked into role    Sat May 25, 03:52 AM

Washington Commanders RB Chris Rodriguez Jr. is the No. 3 running back in Washington and the 'clear early-down backup' to RB Brian Robinson Jr., according to Ben Standig of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: That makes a lot of sense. Rodriguez is a powerful player who can live between the tackles. The Commanders have Robinson to punish defenses, and Austin Ekeler can serve as a three-down starter. We'll see how these backfield touches are split when training camp and the preseason get here.

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  Commanders | WAS to run without huddle more    Thu May 23, 10:05 AM

Washington Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. said the team plans to run more no-huddle plays in the offense in 2024.

Footballguys view: Jayden Daniels will have a lot of his plate as a rookie starter. This will add more, but perhaps creating the advantage of tiring out the defense as it has to play 11-on-11 football and guard against the deep ball. We'll be listening for more about this development in training camp.

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  Commanders | Washington hires David Blackburn    Thu May 23, 12:22 AM

The Washington Commanders hired Baltimore Ravens director of college scouting David Blackburn to be their new director of player personnel on Wednesday, May 22.

Footballguys view: The Ravens have now had eight members of their coaching staff and front office hired away after making it to the AFC Championship last year. Baltimore Director of Player Personnel Joe Horitz was hired away by Jim Harbaugh to be his general manager with the Chargers, and it was thought that Blackburn could move up in the organization. In fact, he sat in Hortiz's old seat next to Ravens GM Eric DeCosta during the draft. Instead, he'll have Horitz's old job title with Washington under new GM Adam Peters.

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  Commanders | Damiere Byrd inks deal with Washington    Thu May 16, 02:21 PM

Free-agent WR Damiere Byrd (Texans) officially signed a one-year contract with the Washington Commanders on Thursday, May 16. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Commanders | Damiere Byrd joining Washington    Thu May 16, 01:01 PM

Free-agent WR Damiere Byrd (Falcons) agreed to terms with the Washington Commanders Wednesday, May 15, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Byrd was with Commanders offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury in 2019 when Kingsbury was the head coach of the Cardinals. He'll compete with Jamison Crowder, Dax Milne, and Olamide Zaccheaus for a spot at the bottom of the Washington wide receiver depth chart.

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  Commanders | Damiere Byrd works out for WAS    Wed May 15, 02:13 PM

Free-agent WR Damiere Byrd (Falcons) is working out for the Washington Commanders on Wednesday, May 15, per sources.

Footballguys view: Byrd was signed to the Texans' practice squad earlier this year, but he was not offered a futures contract. Undrafted out of South Carolina in 2015, Byrd is a seasoned veteran who can still fly down the field. The Commanders are likely to have an explosive offense with rookie QB Jayden Daniels leading the way. If added, Byrd would compete for a reserve role and special teams duty.

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  Commanders | Washington to work out Martavis Bryant    Wed May 15, 12:46 AM

Free-agent WR Martavis Bryant (Cowboys) is scheduled to work out for the Washington Commanders Wednesday, May 15, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Bryant is trying to make a comeback in the NFL after not playing a regular season snap since 2018. The Commanders are looking at other veteran receivers (Damiere Byrd) who can stretch the field. We'll see if they make a move at the position before minicamp and OTAs or training camp.

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  Commanders | Jer'Zhan Newton undergoes surgery    Tue May 14, 05:42 PM

Washington Commanders DT Jer'Zhan Newton (foot) underwent surgery Monday, May 13, to repair a Jones fracture in his foot, according to sources.

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  Commanders | Jake Fromm let go    Tue May 14, 02:10 PM

Washington Commanders QB Jake Fromm was released on Tuesday, May 14.

Footballguys view: As Profootballtalk.com suggested, the move comes as no surprise. The Commanders already had veteran backup quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Jeff Driskel on the roster. They also drafted Jayden Daniels with the second overall pick, then gave undrafted rookie quarterback Sam Hartman a $245,000 guarantee giving him a great shot at making the final roster. Fromm was fifth on the depth chart, and few teams carry five quarterbacks, even on a 90-player roster.

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  Commanders | Jer'Zhan Newton dealing with Jones fracture    Sun May 12, 09:50 AM

Updating a previous report, Washington Commanders DT Jer'Zhan Newton (foot) will undergo surgery during the upcoming week to repair a partial Jones fracture in his left foot. It is the same type of injury that he sustained in college at Illinois, although the previous issue was with his right foot.

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  Commanders | Johnny Newton needs surgery    Sat May 11, 05:39 PM

Washington Commanders DT Jer'Zhan Newton (foot) needs surgery to repair a foot injury, according to sources Saturday, May 11. A timeline for return was not provided.

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  Commanders | Jer'Zhan Newton may need procedure    Sat May 11, 01:34 PM

Updating a previous report, Washington Commanders DT Jer'Zhan Newton's (foot) foot injury is not in the one that was surgically repaired, but he may need a procedure to correct it, head coach Dan Quinn said on Saturday, May 11.

Footballguys view: Newton was a borderline first round pick and the Commanders took him with the fourth pick of the second round. This sounds like an issue that could affect him into training camp, which could derail his chances of making a big impact in year one. The good news for Washington is that they already have the best defensive tackle combination in the league, so Newton isn't essential in their 2024 plans.

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  Commanders | Four rookies sign contracts    Sat May 11, 09:54 AM

Washington Commanders third-round draft choice WR Luke McCaffrey, fifth-round draft choice LB Jordan Magee, fifth-round draft choice S Dominique Hampton, and seventh-round draft choice DE Javontae Jean-Baptiste signed four-year contracts with the Commanders Friday, May 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: McCaffrey is Christian's little brother and Ed's son. Those bloodlines matter in the NFL, but so does his outstanding all-around athletic profile from the combine. He originally came to college as a quarterback, so the Commanders must believe that there's extra upside in McCaffrey's outlook. Don't expect a big splash this year, but if 2022 first round pick Jahan Dotson doesn't click with a new regime, McCaffrey could be an important target for #2 overall pick Jayden Daniels in a year or two.

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  Commanders | Jer'Zhan Newton misses practice    Fri May 10, 08:19 PM

Washington Commanders DT Jer'Zhan Newton (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, May 10, and was wearing a walking boot on his left foot.

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  Commanders | No set time for Jayden Daniels to start    Thu May 9, 12:52 AM

Washington Commanders QB Jayden Daniels said he has not been told if he will start right away, but the team said he will be the starter when he is ready.

Footballguys view: Daniels enters the league with huge upside, and he should be able to start right away. Commanders' OC Kliff Kingsbury should craft a system that gets the explosive plays from Daniels that were commonplace during his time at LSU. That means downfield passing and using his legs to attack defenses as a runner.

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  Commanders | Washington parts with three    Tue May 7, 04:51 PM

Washington Commanders LB Brandon Bouyer-Randle, DB D'Angelo Mandell and DT Joshua Pryor were waived on Tuesday, May 7.

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  Commanders | Washington adds Bo Bauer    Mon May 6, 05:22 PM

Undrafted free-agent LB Bo Bauer (Notre Dame) signed with the Washington Commanders Monday, May 6. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Commanders | Will rely on ground game and defense    Sun May 5, 03:39 PM

John Keim, from ESPN.com, reports the Washington Commanders "want to rely on a strong defense and run game to reduce the burden" on rookie first-round QB Jayden Daniels.

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. Daniels has MVP-like upside if he can stay healthy and play up to his potential in the future. However, as a rookie, there will be growing pains with Daniels. That's why the Commanders should lean on guys like Austin Ekeler and Brian Robinson to do the heavy lifting on offense in 2024.

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  Commanders | Washington announces several UDFA signings    Mon Apr 29, 04:30 PM

Undrafted free-agent CB Chigozie Anusiem (Colorado State), S Ben Nikkel (Iowa State), OT David Nwaogwugwu (Toledo), S Tyler Owens (Texas Tech), DT Norell Pollard (Virginia Tech), A.J. Woods (Pittsburgh) and TE Colson Yankoff (UCLA) agreed to terms with the Washington Commanders Monday, April 29. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Commanders | Michael Wiley finds home in Washington    Sun Apr 28, 08:47 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB Michael Wiley (Arizona) agreed to terms with the Washington Commanders on Sunday, April 28, according to a source.

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  Commanders | Washington adding Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint    Sat Apr 27, 10:33 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint (Georgia) agreed to terms with the Washington Commanders on Saturday, April 27, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Commanders | Austin Jones signing with WAS    Sat Apr 27, 07:51 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB Austin Jones (USC) agreed to terms with the Washington Commanders on Saturday, April 27, per source.

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  Commanders | Sam Hartman lands with WAS    Sat Apr 27, 07:47 PM

Undrafted free-agent QB Sam Hartman is signing with the Washington Commanders, per source on Saturday, April 27.

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  Commanders | Luke McCaffrey picked by Washington    Fri Apr 26, 11:05 PM

Rice WR Luke McCaffrey was selected by the Washington Commanders with the 100th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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  Commanders | Ben Sinnott selected 53rd overall    Fri Apr 26, 08:40 PM

Kansas State TE Ben Sinnott was selected by the Washington Commanders with the 53rd overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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  Commanders | Washington adds Mike Sainristil    Fri Apr 26, 08:27 PM

Michigan CB Mike Sainristil was selected by the Washington Commanders with the 50th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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  Commanders | Jer'Zhan Newton selected by Washington    Fri Apr 26, 07:36 PM

Illinois DT Jer'Zhan Newton was selected by the Washington Commanders with the 36th overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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  Commanders | Jayden Daniels drafted by WAS    Thu Apr 25, 08:21 PM

Louisiana State QB Jayden Daniels has been selected by the Washington Commanders with the second overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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  Commanders | Jamin Davis' option declined    Thu Apr 25, 10:47 AM

Washington Commanders LB Jamin Davis' fifth-year option will be declined.

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  Commanders | Blake Fisher meets with WAS    Wed Apr 24, 06:53 PM

Notre Dame OT Blake Fisher had an official visit with the Washington Commanders before the 2024 NFL Draft.

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  Commanders | Washington talks with Isaiah Adams     Mon Apr 22, 07:17 PM

Illinois OG Isaiah Adams had an official visit with the Washington Commanders before the 2024 NFL Draft.

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  Commanders | Brandon Coleman met with WAS    Mon Apr 22, 07:08 PM

Texas Christian OT Brandon Coleman had an official visit with the Washington Commanders before the 2024 NFL Draft.

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  Commanders | Shaka Toney released    Mon Apr 22, 11:20 AM

Washington Commanders DE Shaka Toney was released Monday, April 22.

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  Commanders | Washington likely staying put at No. 2    Thu Apr 18, 02:38 PM

Louisiana State University QB Jayden Daniels and University of North Carolina QB Drake Maye appear to be the favorites to go No. 2 overall to the Washington Commanders. According to general manager Adam Peters, the Commanders 'feel great staying at No. 2' and 'do not see a whole lot of scenarios (that interest them) trading down.'

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  Commanders | Washington getting to know Austin Booker    Tue Apr 16, 11:10 PM

University of Kansas DE Austin Booker is reportedly visiting with the Washington Commanders on Tuesday, April 16.

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  Commanders | Washington hosting Elijah Jones    Tue Apr 16, 10:48 PM

Boston College CB Elijah Jones is reportedly visiting with the Washington Commanders on Tuesday, April 16.

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  Commanders | Jarvis Brownlee meeting with Washington    Tue Apr 16, 10:42 PM

University of Louisville DB Jarvis Brownlee is reportedly visiting with the Washington Commanders on Tuesday, April 16. Brownlee also recently wrapped up a visit with the Indianapolis Colts.

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