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Heinicke And Wentz Make Way For Brissett In Commanders Quarterback Juggle

The Washington Commanders’ 2023 quarterback room will look very different than it did last year; regardless of wether or not second-year man Sam Howell gets the nod as the starter. After losing Taylor Heinicke and Carson Wentz in free agency, the Commanders got their veteran quarterback on Wednesday when they signed Jacoby Brissett.

Brissett will reportedly sign a one year deal worth up to $10 Million, that includes $8 million in guaranteed money.

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The Commanders Get The Ball Rolling In Free Agency

The league year doesn’t begin until Wednesday, but the legal tampering period started today at noon. The Commanders made a few moves and might even have been considered busy. They signed a couple of offensive linemen, a linebacker and a cornerback – which were all positions of need.

The Commanders signed offensive lineman Nick Gates from division rival New York Giants, as well as offensive tackle Andrew Wylie from the Kansas City Chiefs.

They also signed linebacker Cody Barton and claimed cornerback Cameron Dantzler off waivers.

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Commanders Bringing Up The Rear In Recent NFL Players Association Survey

The NFL Players Association just conducted a thorough league survey. They called them “NFL Player Team Report Cards.” In them, they graded teams in various categories like treatment of families, food service/nutrition, weight room, strength coaches, training room, training staff, locker room and even team travel.

The Washington Commanders finished dead last.

The report was released yesterday during the Scouting Combine, and was based on anonymous responses from approximately 1,300 players.

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Daron Payne Gets Slapped With The Franchise Tag

The Washington Commanders became the first team in the National Football League to use the franchise tag this offseason. They placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on Daron Payne, which will hopefully keep him around for at least the 2023 season. The tag is worth a few Big Macs short of $19 million ($18.937), and will become fully guaranteed when he signs it.

The move comes just the day after the Commanders cleared almost $30 million from the cap books by releasing quarterback Carson Wentz and defensive back Bobby McCain. The team is projected to have approximately $35 million available, less the value of Payne’s tag.

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Snyder Blocking Bezos From Bidding On The Commanders

Ever wondered what a spoiled billionaire kicking at the air like a young child would look like? Dan Snyder is doing it right now. Proverbially at least. Apparently Snyder is blocking Amazon founder Jeff Bezos from buying the Washington Commanders.

It is the adult rich-guy equivalent of, “I’m taking my football and going home.”

It’s petty with a capital “P”.

The Bank of America were hired by Snyder to help with the sale of the team, and they have told Bezos that he will not be allowed to submit a bid.

The reason for the block?

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Jeff Bezos Hires Investment Firm To Aid With Bid For Commanders

This week, Jeff Bezos reportedly hired the investment firm of Allen & Company to help him place a bid on the Washington Commanders.  That is the same investment firm that helped the Walton-Penner group purchase the Denver Broncos last year, for $4.65 billion. They also helped David Tepper buy the Carolina Panthers in 2018.

The NFL would love for Bezos to be the one that buys Dan Snyder’s Commanders. He already has a significant connection with the league, with Amazon being the exclusive broadcaster for Thursday Night Football. Amazon made waves becoming the first streaming-only option in league history.

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Eric Bieniemy Introductory Press Conference

The Washington Commanders introduced theie new Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator to the media and fans this morning. Eric Bieniemy takes over from Scott Turner, and will look to improve an offense that struggled at times in 2022.

The former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator looked sharp for the presser, donning a grey three-piece suit, with a burgundy tie and Commanders lapel pin.

Here are some of the highlights of what Bieniemy had to say:

EB: “I’m going to bring some energy.”

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What To Know About The Commanders’ Offseason

The fourth summer that Ron Rivera has spent with Washington may be his most difficult one yet. The Commanders’ head coach is still managing chaos, including the possible tectonic shift of an organization sale this year, and he is still without a clear quarterback solution. Additionally, after firing offensive coordinator Scott Turner, Rivera was forced to make arguably the biggest coaching hire of his career in Eric Bieniemy.

For NFL betting fans picking their best bets of the day, the Commanders certainly provided some memorable performances, most notably against Green Bay, Philadelphia, and Dallas, but bettors may not be rushing to wager on Washington for the NFC East Division next season.

According to Rivera, the potential sale won’t have an impact on the front office’s capacity to assemble the team. In theory, the Commanders have enough salary cap room and a solid pick to strengthen the roster. So, what should we look out for?

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Dwayne Johnson And The XFL Kick Off Their 2023 Season

The XFL got back to action this weekend – less than a week after the NFL had put their 2022 season to bed. If you eat, sleep and breathe football, you don’t have to wait until September to get your fill again. The re-booted league owned by actor / wrestler Dwayne Johnson just kicked off the first of ten regular-season four-game weekends.

The games will be broadcast on ABC and ESPN networks, as well as some on FX. The reboot will conclude with the league championship in mid-May.

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Eric Bieniemy Named New Washington Commanders Offensive Coordinator

Many were considered. But from the moment the Kansas City Chiefs closed out the 2022 season with a Super Bowl victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, it seemed that the Washington Commanders really only had eyes for Eric Bieniemy. Today, he was named both the Offensive Coordinator and the Assistant Head Coach, and so began a new chapter for the Commanders.

Bieniemy agreed to a two-year deal that includes a “promotion in title and contractual structure,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

It also included a pay raise. He was not under contract with the Chiefs for 2023.

He will be introduced at a news conference next week.

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