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With sale of Commanders believed to be imminent, the Snyders have cleared out of the facility

It actually seems to be on the verge of happening.The Commanders, after nearly 24 years of ownership by Dan Snyder, could very soon be under new management.Per multiple sources, Dan and Tanya Snyder have cleared out of the team’s facility in advance of the sale of the team. As one source explained it, they left [more]

Signing of Jacoby Brissett likely takes Commanders out of play for Lamar Jackson

The Commanders have added veteran quarterback Jacoby Brissett. Given the presence of second-year QB1 (for now) Sam Howell, the move presumably takes them out of play for Lamar Jackson.Brissett’s one-year deal includes a $4.5 million signing bonus and a $3 million, fully-guaranteed base salary. The contract also includes up to $2 million in playing-time incentives, [more]

Efe Obada to re-sign with Commanders

Defensive end Efe Obada will remain in Washington for another year.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Obada has agreed to sign a one-year deal to stay with the Commanders. The deal is worth up to $3 million.Obada joined the Commanders last season and posted 24 tackles, four sacks, and two passes defensed in 17 [more]

Report: Jacoby Brissett agrees to terms with Commanders

Commanders coach Ron Rivera repeatedly has expressed confidence in Sam Howell, who made his first career start as a rookie in Week 18 last season. Rivera calls Howell QB1 but stopped short of guaranteeing Howell will start the 2023 season opener.Jacoby Brissett could start Week 1.The Commanders agreed to terms with Brissett on Wednesday, Dianna [more]

Commanders to re-sign Tyler Larsen

The Commanders have agreed to a deal with center Tyler Larsen, John Keim of ESPN reports.Larsen started eight games in 2022 before dislocating his right kneecap in a Dec. 4 game. In 2021, his season ended after nine games with an Achilles injury.Larsen joined the Commanders in the 2021 offseason.He spent his first five seasons [more]

With Aaron Rodgers, the Jets will become a high-profile TV attraction

The last time the Jets traded with the Packers for a future Hall of Fame quarterback, the schedule was set for the coming season. This time, the transaction likely will happen well in advance of the attachment of the “when” to the “who” and “where” of the 272 regular-season games.The arrival of Aaron Rodgers will [more]

Steelers agree to sign Cole Holcomb

Free agent linebacker Cole Holcomb is taking his talents to Pittsburgh.Holcomb and the Steelers have agreed to a three-year contract, pending a physical, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.All contract agreements are pending a physical, but for Holcomb it could be more important than for most, given that he suffered a season-ending foot injury [more]

Inside the Daron Payne deal

The Commanders created more than $9.4 million in cap space over the weekend by turning defensive tackle Daron Payne‘s franchise tender into a four-year, $90 million deal.Here’s a full breakdown of the contract, per a source with knowledge of the terms.1. Signing bonus: $28 million.2. 2023 base salary: $2.51 million, fully guaranteed.3. 2023 workout bonus: [more]

Commanders release J.D. McKissic, tender Jeremy Reaves

The Commanders are moving on from one of their running backs.Washington announced on Tuesday that the club has released J.D. McKissic.McKissic, who turns 30 in August, had been with Washington since 2020. He appeared in eight games last season rushing for 95 yards while catching 27 passes for 173 yards.McKissic has accounted for 1,074 yards rushing [more]

Only 57 players on PFT’s top 100 remain unrestricted free agents

Going, going, almost gone. . . . In a little more than 24 hours since the legal tampering period opened, only 57 of PFT’s top 100 free agents remain unrestricted free agents. Six players received the non-exclusive franchise tag, and Commanders defensive tackle Daron Payne since has signed a long-term deal.Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson ($32.4 [more]

Commanders fire offensive line coach John Matsko

Two months into the offseason, the Commanders are firing their offensive line coach.Commanders offensive line coach John Matsko was informed by head coach Ron Rivera today that the team is going in another direction, according to multiple reports.There’s been no explanation of the unusual timing. Assistant coaches get fired all the time, but they typically [more]

Falcons to sign Taylor Heinicke

Taylor Heinicke is heading to Atlanta.Heinicke has agreed to sign with the Falcons, according to NFL Media. He’ll likely compete with Desmond Ridder for the starting quarterback job.Heinicke, who turns 30 tomorrow, has started 25 games in his NFL career, including nine for the Commanders last season, when he replaced Carson Wentz and played better [more]

Report: Commanders agree to terms with Cody Barton

The Commanders are signing free agent linebacker Cody Barton to a one-year, fully guaranteed deal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.Barton played the past four seasons in Seattle after they made him a third-round selection in 2019 and signed him to a four-year, $3.62 million deal.He started 11 of 17 games played last season after [more]

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