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  • The Daily Orange
  • Esquire

Recent articles by Sam:

Ron Rivera hopeful a Terry McLaurin contract is coming. When? ‘Don’t know.’

Asked whether the team would fine the receiver for missing minicamp, the Commanders' coach said, 'He’s subject to the rules, and we will go from there.' → Read More

Jack Del Rio addresses the Commanders following ‘dust-up’ comments

Coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday that his defensive coordinator was "contrite" and "forthright" in addressing the team about his comments regarding the Jan. 6 insurrection. → Read More

Antonio Gibson’s rigorous plan to lose ‘bad weight’ and be more explosive

The Commanders running back played most of last year at around 235 pounds but is looking to slim down heading into his third NFL season. → Read More

Commanders’ Ron Rivera lights into team during tense workout

During the final organized team activities session open to reporters, the Commanders' coach wanted more discipline. → Read More

Commanders coordinator Jack Del Rio calls Jan. 6 insurrection a ‘dust-up’

After strong backlash, the veteran coach later issued an apology for his comments about the storming of the U.S. Capitol building. → Read More

Commanders rookie Jahan Dotson is a calm, steady and fast presence

In Jahan Dotson, the Washington Commanders seem to have drafted a mature, polished wideout ready to produce. → Read More

Percy Butler’s life changed in a flash. Now he’s ready to get to work.

“He brings a lot to the table,” General Manager Martin Mayhew said of Butler. “We saw enough flashes of him playing last year that we feel he’s a guy who can develop into a really good player for us.” → Read More

As Commanders minicamp opens, Ron Rivera says roster still has needs

As the coach gets his first look at this year's draft class, he acknowledges the team still could use some help at linebacker. → Read More

With the draft complete, the Commanders focus on filling the gaps

Ron Rivera isn't finished, but the Commanders' roster revamp is just about complete. → Read More

‘Truly a dream come true:’ Jahan Dotson savors moment, relishes opportunity

Commanders' first round pick is eager to get started, as the Penn State product embarks on his NFL career. → Read More

How covid made 2022 one of the deepest NFL drafts ever

Many draft prospects took advantage of rules that allowed for an extra year of eligibility, making this year's draft particularly deep. → Read More

Wide receivers’ stock has risen. This NFL draft could show how high.

As demand for good receivers increases, teams must decide whether to pass out big contracts for established players or try to find cheaper options in the draft. → Read More

Secondary is a priority as Commanders consider options for the 11th pick

Ron Rivera has never drafted a cornerback in the first round. On Thursday night, that could change. → Read More

The enduring value of the NFL draft’s most famous and misunderstood chart

The trade value chart was created more than 30 years ago but could be tested by the league's analytics movement. → Read More

‘Dwayne loved big’: Haskins honored, remembered on weekend of services

In Pittsburgh, New Jersey and Maryland, teammates, coaches, friends and family reflected on the life of Dwayne Haskins. → Read More

With holes to fill on line, Commanders turn to guard Andrew Norwell

Veteran lineman has spent time with Carolina and Jacksonville, playing almost exclusively left guard. → Read More

Carson Wentz may never again play like an MVP. Analysts say he can still improve Commanders

After big trade, the question facing Wentz and Washington — both coming off two years of below-average quarterback play — is how high each can push the other. → Read More

With Carson Wentz, the Commanders hope his production finally matches his talent

Washington has recently been led by quarterbacks with physical questions and loads of charisma. Wentz may represent a shift. → Read More

For Nevada’s Carson Strong, the NFL combine is about proving both his knee and his game are sound

Nevada quarterback Carson Strong has had two major knee surgeries, so the NFL combine is a chance to prove he is not a health risk as much as it to prove he is worthy on the field. → Read More

Caught in quarterback limbo, Commanders focus on other positions to fortify roster

Washington General Manager Martin Mayhew plans to meet with the agents of three impending free agents — running back J.D. McKissic, safety Bobby McCain and receiver Cam Sims. → Read More