Commanders sign four draft choices, including Sam Howell

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The Commanders signed half of their eight draft picks Friday.

According to the NFL’s transactions report, defensive back Christian Holmes, quarterback Sam Howell, offensive tackle Chris Paul and tight end Cole Turner signed their rookie deals.

Howell was a fifth-round choice (No. 144 overall) as was Turner (No. 149 overall). Paul (No. 230 overall) and Holmes (No. 240 overall) were seventh-rounders.

Their signings leave receiver Jahan Dotson, a first-rounder, defensive tackle Phidarian Mathis, a second-rounder, running back Brian Robinson Jr., a third-rounder, and safety Percy Butler, a fourth-rounder, unsigned.

Howell becomes the team’s developmental quarterback behind Carson Wentz and Taylor Heinicke on the depth chart.

4 responses to “Commanders sign four draft choices, including Sam Howell

  1. Heinicke will probably be the starter by week 4. Carson, you’re trash.

  2. Many people haven’t watched Howell play. I saw every snap of his college career. Poor fella regressed once his pair of NFL drafted RBs and his favorite target left. His final year, he rushed for over 800 yards and was exposed passing the ball.

    Unfortunately, he looked more like Taysom Hill than Drew Brees. That’s why he slipped from the 1st QB to the 6th and was taken so late. What many don’t know is that Sam Howell doesn’t talk. He will never be the leader of a team, if he can’t talk. Don’t take my word for it, pull up some interviews.

    He’ll be coaching at his old high school in 3 years.

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