San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy was forced to return to the NFC championship game on Sunday with an injured right elbow after backup QB Josh Johnson was also hurt in the third quarter.
The latest news and analysis of the Washington Commanders season.
As the Washington Commanders' search for a new offensive coordinator drags into another week, an intriguing name has emerged for the position: Eric Bieniemy.
Ron Rivera sticks to a common refrain when asked about potential contract negotiations: The Washington Commanders coach often tries to punt the question entirely so as to not give leverage to that player's agent. Kam Curl was no exception.
The Washington Commanders' search for an offensive coordinator continued Tuesday as the team conducted an interview with Los Angeles Rams tight ends coach Thomas Brown, making him the fifth candidate to be interviewed for the position.
As Chase Young rehabbed from his knee injury last season, Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz reached out periodically to check on his high school friend. The 24-year-old had torn his ACL almost a year before the pass-rusher -- and so he could relate. And relay a bit of advice.
Jeff Bezos has yet to make a bid for the Washington Commanders. But a new report suggests that could change.
Daron Payne is going to the Pro Bowl, after all.
Wentz won't be Washington's only cap casualty. The NFL's yearly roster churn can lead to surprising releases, as was the case last year when the Commanders unexpectedly cut defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis and guard Ereck Flowers to make room for Wentz's $28.3 million cap hit.
Washington Commanders assistant running backs coach Jennifer King will coach the position for the Senior Bowl.
There are a lot of dominos still to fall, but Josh Harris' track record across two major North American franchises presents an interesting look at how the Commanders might be run differently under someone else other than Dan Snyder.
Washington Commanders quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese interviewed Wednesday for the team's vacant offensive coordinator position, adding an in-house name to the growing list of candidates in the running to replace the recently-fired Scott Turner.
Miami defeated Washington 14-7 in a forgettable Super Bowl VII -- except for Washington players and fans, who for 50 years have still wondered what might have been, and for Miami players and fans, who have toasted their perfect 17-0 1972 season every year since.
The Raiders will reportedly start exploring trades for Carr -- making him the latest veteran quarterback to be available in a league in which teams are always desperate to find an upgrade under center.
Shortly after the Washington Commanders fired Scott Turner, former coach Jay Gruden was on a local radio station Tuesday to discuss the offensive coordinator's departure. Specifically, he noted the challenge that Ron Rivera could face in filling the position.
A year ago at his season-ending press conference, Martin Mayhew set the stage for guard Brandon Scherff's eventual departure from the Washington Commanders. This year, the general manager was much more diplomatic regarding Daron Payne.
If the Washington Commanders are sold, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is ready to talk business.
The Washington Commanders fired offensive coordinator Scott Turner on Tuesday, parting ways with the play caller after three seasons.
Sometime recently, Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera met with owner Dan Snyder to briefly discuss the coming offseason. But a full sit down -- a conversation that will presumably cover the direction of the team as well as the possible sale of the franchise -- is scheduled to take place Monday.
Sunday's win over the visiting Dallas Cowboys may very well have been the franchise's last game under the ownership of Skipper Dan the Sailing Man.
To keep Daron Payne, the Commanders will have to open up their checkbook. But who will be signing those checks is a topic even more relevant.
If he was watching Sunday's season finale against the Dallas Cowboys, you had to wonder what Dan Snyder was thinking.
Sonny Jurgensen became a beloved figure for Washington sports fans in part because of the storied rivalry he shared with Billy Kilmer -- a fierce competition that grew into a lifelong friendship.
'I had to find a reason to live': How Montez Sweat learned to cope with death of his brother, mother
Montez Sweat could tell by the tone of the text message that something serious had happened. This was more than a year ago when the Washington Commanders defensive end's sister reached out to tell him that his aunt was coming over to his house and added that she loved him.
Here are five things to know about Washington's newest starting quarterback.
The original plan was to start Taylor Heinicke and then have Sam Howell appear at some point in relief. When Ron Rivera went to bed Tuesday night, the Washington Commanders coach was set on playing both quarterbacks in Sunday's season finale against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Washington Commanders are rolling with their rookie.
When he learned about Bills safety Damar Hamlin's traumatic injury in Monday's game between Buffalo and the Cincinnati Bengals, Reggie Brown understood better than most exactly what was at stake. The former Detroit Lions linebacker had been there himself 25 years earlier.
The decision to sit Heinicke in favor of Wentz is reason enough to fire Rivera. But add to that the bizarre postgame comments, in which Rivera seemed surprised that because of the loss to the Browns, his team faced playoff elimination if the Packers defeated the Vikings later that day.
Commanders coach Ron Rivera told reporters he had no regrets about starting quarterback Carson Wentz in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns. But the move didn't work out.
Star defensive tackle Jonathan Allen exited Washington's 24-10 loss to the Browns with a hyperextended knee and did not return. The injury occurred just after the start of the quarter, but Allen's absence was particularly felt in the second half.
Over the course of Sunday's 24-10 loss to Cleveland -- a defeat that shattered the Commanders' playoff hopes -- Washington's fans repeatedly chanted "HEINICKE!" "HEINICKE!" in hopes that coach Ron Rivera would bench Wentz. The calls went unanswered.
Ron Rivera went to Carson Wentz searching for a spark. On the third play of the Commanders' first drive, fans were already chanting for backup Taylor Heinicke.
Major Tuddy is reporting for duty.
They were conquering heroes. They had vanquished the hated Dallas Cowboys, 26-3, just a few blocks away at RFK Stadium in the NFC Championship Game, sending the Redskins to their first Super Bowl.
Russell Wilson's failure with the Denver Broncos this season has become a prime example of how this past spring's quarterback carousel has backfired for the teams that aggressively spent to pursue players they saw as upgrades at the position.
Though Wentz didn't exactly lift the Commanders during his first stint -- the team went just 2-4 in his six starts before breaking his finger In October -- Rivera said he thinks the quarterback is in a better position to do so this time around. Here's why.
Ron Rivera publicly committed to Taylor Heinicke. Imagine what he told the journeyman quarterback behind closed doors. I suspect it was a more passionate pledge, as coaches typically do to their players in those moments. There was no such commitment Tuesday.
The Washington Commanders have a pivotal game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, but coach Ron Rivera isn't ready yet to reveal his starting quarterback for the showdown.
Three "Hogs" offensive linemen and two of their former Washington teammates are threatening to sue the Commanders over the team's potential use of the nickname as its mascot.
The Carolina Panthers have signed 35-year-old cornerback Josh Norman to the practice squad because starter Jaycee Horn's status for Sunday's crucial game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is up in the air.
Chase Young was supposed to boost Washington's defense when he made his season debut, and he did, but the Commanders found out the hard way how much they need a key member of the secondary.
Ghost Town Field, officially named FedEx Field, was offered by Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder as a potential host stadium for games by the DC2026 World Cup bid committee. But the stadium was a nonstarter before the local bid was even submitted.
In terms of the standings, not much may have changed for the Washington Commanders after Saturday's defeat to the San Francisco 49ers as the team remains the seventh seed with a 7-7-1 record. Quarterback is a different story, however.
For about two hours after he found out he made the Pro Bowl, Jeremy Reaves set his phone on Do Not Disturb and just sat on his couch to think about everything he had been through the last few years.
All Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is you (baby), but Washington's sports teams need a lot more than that.
Chase Young will make his long-awaited season debut Saturday against the San Francisco 49ers, coach Ron Rivera said Thursday.
Defensive tackle Jonathan Allen, punter Tress Way, safety Jeremy Reaves and wideout Terry McLaurin were among the Commanders' Pro Bowl selections when the NFL announced the rosters Wednesday evening. All but McLaurin were named starters.
The NFL-leading Philadelphia Eagles had a league-best eight players, including quarterback Jalen Hurts, selected for the first Pro Bowl Games.
Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz said Wednesday he's 'physically feeling good' more than two months after breaking his finger and said he'll be ready to play if called upon.
The Commanders are in the midst of their best season in seven years, but that hasn't changed a yearly tradition for local football fans: seeing former Washington players excel for other teams.
Near-constant quarterback change can be a nightmare for any NFL team. The Commanders know that better than most. But the 10-4 49ers have been able to sustain the churn as Brock Purdy -- the last pick in this year's draft -- has performed at a relatively high level.
Kayvon Thibodeaux's defensive score wasn't just the turning point in this weekend's game. The play served as a reminder of the impact that Young -- the 2020 defensive rookie of the year -- hasn't been able to create for the Commanders this season.
The first round of bids are reportedly due by the end of this week for those interested in buying the Washington Commanders.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin still wants the Washington Commanders to build their new stadium in Virginia.
This is clear -- the Giants are tougher. Washington has a better roster of players. But New York's roster plays at a higher level of intensity and has bought in fully to rookie coach Brian Daboll's message of commitment, just a bit more than Ron Rivera's players have.
Ron Rivera said Monday that he won't make a quarterback change for Saturday's showdown with the San Francisco 49ers. But with three games left on the schedule, practically every decision that Rivera makes down the stretch will be magnified.
A day after Washington's loss, Commanders fans -- including NBA star Kevin Durant -- posted a series of memes that feature Giants corner Darnay Holmes wrapped around Commanders wide receiver Curis Samuel in photoshopped situations.
Here's how costly this weekend's defeat could be for the Commanders: According to NBC, Washington now only has a 34% chance of making the postseason. A victory would have boosted those odds to 91%.
Washington, now 7-6-1 and occupant of the final wild-card spot in the NFC with a difficult schedule ahead, scored points on just one of its three red zone trips in the one-score loss.
There's no way to sugarcoat Sunday's 20-12 loss for the Washington Commanders: They blew it.