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Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) **FILE**

Wentz not likely to be the only cap casualty for the Commanders

- The Washington Times

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.

FILE -Washington Commanders offensive coordinator Scott Turner arrives for practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in Ashburn, Va. The Washington Commanders have fired offensive coordinator Scott Turner, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2022 because the team had not announced the move.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Commanders fire Scott Turner

- The Washington Times

The Washington Commanders fired offensive coordinator Scott Turner on Tuesday, parting ways with the play caller after three seasons.

Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera walking to the podium to answer questions from the media following an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Landover, Md. Washington won 26-6. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Ron Rivera, Martin Mayhew to meet with Dan Snyder on offseason plans

- The Washington Times

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.

Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz warms up before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

LOVERRO: Wentz fiasco, Browns loss should seal Rivera's fate

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.

Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams is tackled by Carolina Panthers cornerback Jaycee Horn during the second half of an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Detroit Lions on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)  **FILE**

Panthers sign Norman with Horn having wrist surgery

- Associated Press

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.

Sa Francisco 49ers' Nick Bosa (97) talks with Washington Commanders' Chase Young, a former Ohio State teammate, after an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. (Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

Curl's absence hurts Commanders, even with Young's return

- Associated Press

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.

Washington Commanders' Terry McLaurin scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) **FILE**

McLaurin leads four Commanders headed to Pro Bowl

- The Washington Times

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.

New York Giants cornerback Darnay Holmes (30) defends Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel (10) on fourth down to seal a 20-12 victory, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Durant, Commanders fans post memes of Samuel no-call

- The Washington Times

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.