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  • Sam Howell Will Be Commanders No. 3 QB

    Washington Commanders rookie quarterback Sam Howell will enter the year as the team's No. 3 QB. Carson Wentz will be the starter, and the team considers Taylor Heinicke to be a high-end backup. But Heinicke is in the final year of his contract, so Howell has a chance to become the primary back in 2023. The Commanders also haven't had a quarterback start every game in a season since Kirk Cousins left after the 2017 campaign, and they've used at least three starters in each subsequent season. Howell slid to the fifth round of this year's draft after being a three-year starter for North Carolina. The 21-year-old won't wow anyone with his mobility, but he can make plays and should have some time to develop. Howell is unlikely to be on the fantasy radar in 2022, but he could be competing for a starting role sooner rather than later.

    Jun 30 · Source via Commanders Sam Howell
  • Benjamin St-Juste Looks Good This Offseason

    Washington Commanders cornerback Benjamin St-Juste, who was selected in the third round last year, has worked mostly in the slot in the nickel package. He stands at 6-foot-3, but he plays with good footwork, which allows him to handle slot duties against smaller, quicker wide receivers. St-Juste looked good this offseason going against impressive rookie receiver Jahan Dotson, and St-Juste uses his length well. Before he dealt with injuries, specifically concussions, he was playing a lot in his rookie season. The 24-year-old finished with 26 tackles (20 solo) and three passes defensed in nine games (three starts) in 2021, but if he can stay healthy this year, Washington's secondary will be in much better shape.

    Jun 29 · Source via Commanders Benjamin St-Juste
  • Terry McLaurin Signs Three-Year Extension With Commanders

    Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin is signing a three-year contract extension on Tuesday that is worth up to $71 million in new money that puts him amongst the league's top-five highest-paid receivers, according to sources. The Commanders said all along that McLaurin wasn't a trade candidate after he held out of offseason workouts, including minicamp, and the 26-year-old will stick around for at least three more seasons in D.C. The former third-rounder has produced back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons in Washington with sub-par quarterback play, and he's scored 16 times in his three NFL seasons. McLaurin will have Carson Wentz throwing him passes in 2022, and he'll be a solid WR2 target going into his fourth season.

    Jun 28 · Source via Commanders Terry McLaurin
  • Jahan Dotson Continues To Impress

    Washington Commanders wide receivers coach Drew Terrell said that he could not find any negative plays on rookie wide receiver Jahan Dotson's college game film. The 16th overall pick in the draft stood out in both organized team activities and mandatory minicamp due to his refined skills and renowned hands. "He's a smooth cat," Terrell said. "He's what we expected him to be thus far in terms of his being a route-runner, his ball skills, his demeanor, not flinching from the moment and being able to come out here and gain confidence every day and execute every day." Dotson has developed instant chemistry with quarterback Carson Wentz as well, but fantasy managers need to keep in mind this has all been without pads and with top wideout Terry McLaurin holding out. The first-rounder's stock is certainly rising, but he should still only be a late-round upside pick in standard-sized leagues.

    Jun 25 · Source via Commanders Jahan Dotson
  • Chase Young Could Open Season On Injured Reserve

    Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young (knee) is not expected to be ready for the beginning of the season. The former No. 2 overall pick is recovering from an ACL tear that he suffered in Week 10 of last season. Since then, the organization has not placed a timetable on Young and said he'll likely enter training camp on the PUP list. That being said, it seems highly unlikely that Young is ready by the regular season. It's possible that Young enters the new season on the injured reserve. That means, Young would miss at least the first four games of next season. The young stud pass rusher is expected to return at some point next season, but who knows when exactly that will happen.

    Jun 23 · Source via Commanders Chase Young
  • Commanders TE Logan Thomas To Start Season On IR?

    Commanders tight end Logan Thomas continues to work hard to return from a torn ACL/MCL, but the injury still might force him to miss the start of the 2022 campaign. ESPN.com’s John Keim writes that Thomas could open the season on injured reserve. This isn’t a huge surprise considering Thomas only suffered the injury in […]

    Jun 22 · Pro Football Rumors Commanders Logan Thomas
  • Commanders Sign Second-Round DT Phidarian Mathis, Fourth-Round S Percy Butler

    The Commanders have come to terms with two defensive draftees. Both second-round defensive tackle Phidarian Mathis and fourth-round safety Percy Butler agreed to terms on their four-year rookie contracts Tuesday. This concludes the Commanders’ draft signings for 2022. Washington’s decision to select Mathis 47th overall not only floods its interior defensive line with ex-Nick Saban […]

    Jun 21 · Pro Football Rumors Commanders Percy Butler Phidarian Mathis
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