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Commanders have easiest schedule in 2022

- The Washington Times

The Commanders are set to have one of the easiest schedules in 2022 as their opponents combined for a league-worst .462 winning percentage last season, according to the NFL. Only the Dallas Cowboys -- also with a .462 strength of schedule -- have it just as easy.

Washington coach Ron Rivera wins George Halas Award

Associated Press

Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera, who had cancer and made a full recovery, has been selected as the 2022 George Halas Award recipient by the Professional Football Writers of America.

Howell 'fired up' to join Commanders: 'This is a perfect spot for me'

- The Washington Times

To start the fifth round, University of North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell got the call: The Washington Commanders were taking him with the 144th overall pick. And the "whirlwind," as Howell called it, of the past few days was suddenly worth it. "This is a perfect spot for me," Howell said. "This is the team I wanted to play for all along."

Despite Dotson's surprise, Commanders see a receiver too good to pass up

- The Washington Times

Jahan Dotson sat in a crowded household full of family and friends, watching Game 6 of the Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans Pelicans on his phone rather than actively tune in to the first round of the NFL draft. The wide receiver figured he was in for a long night, so he tried to take his mind off the event -- the event he was an option to get taken -- by focusing on something else.

Commanders pick receiver Jahan Dotson in wild, trade-crazy draft

- The Washington Times

The Commanders selected Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson after trading down to No. 16. Before taking Dotson, a 5-foot-11 speed threat, Washington sent the 11th pick to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for picks No. 16, No. 98 (third round) and No. 120 (fourth round). The deal helped Washington net additional selections as the Burgundy and Gold had only six picks entering the three-day event.

Commanders pick up Sweat's fifth-year option

- Associated Press

The Washington Commanders picked up edge rusher Montez Sweat's fifth-year option, an expected move that keeps a cornerstone of their defense under contract through the 2023 season.

Winning may not be enough to restore Commanders' reputation

- The Washington Times

This week's allegations that the Commanders possibly committed unlawful financial conduct by failing to refund security deposits to season-ticket holders were the latest example of just how difficult -- perhaps how impossible -- it is for the team's brass to truly establish a 'new era' in Ashburn while working for owner Dan Snyder.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signs pro sports stadium measures

- Associated Press

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a measure Tuesday that would make up to $400 million in bonds available for development around FedEx Field in the suburbs of the nation's capital where the NFL's Washington Commanders play, whether the team stays there or not.

Commanders re-sign kicker Joey Slye to two-year deal

- The Washington Times

The Washington Commanders re-signed kicker Joey Slye to a two-year deal Monday, giving the team some security at a spot that featured plenty of uncertainty last season. The contract is reportedly worth up to $5 million and Slye will receive $2 million guaranteed.

Commanders refute report team withheld ticket revenue

- Associated Press

The Washington Commanders are denying a report that alleged they withheld ticket revenue from visiting teams, with the lawyer for a former employee responding by accusing the team of defamation.

Commanders probe takes on sharply partisan tone

- The Washington Times

There was a time when Washington politicians on both sides of the aisle found common ground in rooting for the local NFL franchise. But these days, Democrats and Republicans increasingly find themselves on opposing sides when it comes to owner Dan Snyder and the Washington Commanders.

Rivera tired of Commanders being 'easy target'

- The Washington Times

As the Washington Commanders coach, Ron Rivera is well aware of the franchise's reputation. Over the course of his 30-minute press conference Tuesday in Palm Beach, Florida, for instance, he was asked repeatedly about the perception that Washington isn't a desirable place for big-time stars.

Efe Obada becomes latest ex-Panthers player added by Commanders

- Associated Press

Washington signed defensive end Efe Obada, who made his NFL debut in 2018 when Rivera and executive VP of football and player personnel Marty Hurney were in charge with Carolina. The move Wednesday came a week after the Commanders added another player from Ron Rivera's Panthers tenure in left guard Andrew Norwell.

Why Rivera believes Wentz is Commanders' solution at quarterback

- The Washington Times

Ron Rivera says he saw and heard enough about Carson Wentz in the days since the NFL scouting combine that he's willing to hand the veteran the starter's job in Washington this season -- even if he admitted Thursday that the acquisition of Wentz won't necessarily preclude Washington from drafting a rookie quarterback.


SLIDESHOW: A Decade of Bruce Allen

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A year-by-year timeline of the Washington Redskins' most memorable gaffes and shortcomings of the 2010s, marking the 10-year anniversary of the hiring of team president and former general manager Bruce Allen.