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Recent articles by Sam:

At minicamp, the Commanders’ defense looks deep on talent — and swagger

For all the excitement Washington’s offense has generated this spring, the defense has quietly held its own. → Read More

The Commanders are all in on Sam Howell. But don’t forget Jacoby Brissett.

Howell has taken all the first-team reps during Washington's offseason workouts. But Brissett remains a viable option to play — or start. → Read More

Eric Bieniemy has a lot of weapons, and he’s learning how to use them

Bieniemy will wrestle with the same problem former Washington's offensive coordinator wasn't able to solve: What is the optimal way to spread the ball around? → Read More

Led by Sam Howell and Eric Bieniemy, Commanders have a new vibe on offense

Last year, the Commanders’ offense torpedoed the team’s season. With a new offensive coordinator and a new quarterback, can things change? → Read More

Commanders have addressed nearly every major weakness. Will that be enough?

With new ownership looming, Ron Rivera needs to win in 2023. The Commanders have done just about all they can to make that happen. → Read More

New Commanders CB Emmanuel Forbes’s ‘surreal’ first day in Washington

Forbes flew to the Washington, D.C., area Friday and spoke with the media after being picked No. 16 in the NFL draft Thursday night. → Read More

NFL draft live updates: Second and third rounds are set for Friday night

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis is among the best players still available on Day 2 of the 2023 NFL draft. → Read More

NFL draft live updates: Carolina Panthers hold the No. 1 pick

As many as five quarterbacks could go in the first round of this year's NFL draft, which begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time. → Read More

More muscle, more problems: How one metric could change NFL training

Researchers have found the human skeleton can only carry so much muscle, and that could reshape the way the NFL approaches training. → Read More

The NFL draft is unpredictable. This data may hint at the Commanders’ plans.

The Washington Post analyzed all 210 draft picks made by members of the Commanders’ front office in Washington and at previous stops where they held GM titles. → Read More

Should the Commanders pick up Chase Young’s option? The answer is tricky.

Washington has until May 2 to decide whether to pick up the defensive end’s fifth-year option. → Read More

On a ‘national holiday’ for Commanders fans, stadium talk intensifies

After news broke that Josh Harris had reached a tentative deal to buy the Commanders, fans rejoiced and lawmakers discussed the potential for a new stadium. → Read More

Building a roster amid a sale, Ron Rivera focuses on communicating his strategy

Rivera was fired in Carolina after the team was sold, and he came to believe communication was part of the decision. He won't repeat that mistake in Washington. → Read More

As Aaron Rodgers trade saga drags on, Jets feel ‘no hurry’

According to Coach Robert Saleh, Rodgers's familiarity with the Jets' offense should help ease the transition if and when the Packers trade him. → Read More

The NFL draft is heavy on cornerback talent. Will the Commanders capitalize?

The Commanders appear likely to pick a guard, tackle or cornerback in the first round — and cornerback might make the most sense. → Read More

Everything you need to know about NFL free agency

NFL free agency will open when the new league year begins at 4 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, March 15. Here's a look at how the whole process works. → Read More

At NFL combine, Commanders took a close look at offensive linemen

Evaluating offensive linemen at the combine, Washington seemed to prioritize size, versatility and experience. → Read More

Roger Goodell, Muriel Bowser discussed future of RFK site in December call

The NFL commissioner and D.C. mayor spoke on the phone in December, and Goodell pledged support for D.C.'s efforts to obtain the RFK Stadium land. → Read More

Highlights from the Chiefs’ comeback win over the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs beat the Eagles with a high-powered second-half comeback, winning their second Super Bowl in four seasons. → Read More

It’s Senior Bowl week. Which positions are the Commanders keeping tabs on?

Based on the roster, as well as observations Tuesday, here are four positions the Commanders will look at hardest during the Senior Bowl. → Read More