Roster Moves

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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That Jonathan Allen Guy, Is More Than Just A Pro Bowler

Jonathan Allen is the undisputed leader of the current Washington Commanders football team. It isn’t even really a contest. That isn’t to say that there aren’t other guys that take on leadership roles, but nobody moreso than the sixth year defensive tackle.

Looking for an opinion from a player after the game? He’s the go-to-guy.

Need a dose of reality at any point in the NFL season? Again, look no further.

He has become the de facto team spokesperson, and it is a role that he has filled quite admirably. He always backs his team mates, and he wears the burgundy and gold colors with pride.

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Washington Spank Houston With Solid Defensive Effort

It would have been easy to let their foot off the gas after their huge win over the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. Instead, the Washington Commanders doubled down and earned a decisive 23-10 victory over a Houston Texans team that never really even got into the game. The Commanders’ victory put them at 6-5 and above .500, for the first time since winning their season opener.

Taylor Heinicke earned himself another new pair of shoes. This time a red, white and blue pair.

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Commanders Vs Vikings: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

The winning streak is over. Washington blew a fourth quarter 10-point lead on Sunday, and fell to the Minnesota Vikings 20-17 in a heartbreaker. Minnesota’s Greg Joseph kicked a go-ahead 28-yard field goal with just 12 seconds left to go. The win put Minnesota at 7-1 for the season, while the Commanders fell to 4-5.

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Time Machine: Defensive Tackles #ThrowbackThursday

Welcome to the Time Machine! The Throwback Thursday feature that allows you to swap current players with former players. Today’s edition is for defensive tackles.

You can either choose to keep the current player that holds the roster spot, or you can fire up the flux capacitor and travel back in time in the Redskins Commandelorean, and pick up one of three players that played that position at some point.

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Wallpaper Wednesday: Jonathan Allen Mobile Wallpaper

Today’s wallpaper subject is Jonathan Allen – arguable the only Washington Commander to “show up” for all four 2022 games. He has firmly established himself as the team leader, and he leads by his example on the field.

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Commanders Vs Cowboys: The Good, The Bad And The Fugly

The Commanders took on division rival Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, and came up short. Really short. The scoreline of 25-10 for Dallas was if anything, flattering to Washington.

The defense put up a decent fight at times, but the offense was once again, anaemic. They have managed just 18 points in the last two contests.

Fans are clamoring for Carson Wentz to take a seat in favor of Taylor Heinicke – or even more desperately, Sam Howell.

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Key WFT Defensive Linemen Sweat And Allen Are Re-Instated

The Washington Football Team finally got their first bit of good news on Saturday. Four defensive linemen were all taken off the Covid list, and will be eligible for their Week 15 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Washington’s two leading sack producers, Jonathan Allen (7 1/2) and Montez Sweat (4.0) were both green-lighted to return. That puts Washington in a considerably better competitive position. Before the latest roster changes, Washington was without six of it’s top seven defensive linemen.

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Wallpaper Wednesday: Jonathan Allen Mobile Wallpaper

It’s #WallpaperWednesday, and today we recognize and appreciate Jonathan Allen. Allen signed a 4-year, $72 million contract extension with the Washington Football Team this past offseason.

Sometimes when a player signs their big contract, there is a let off in effort and subsequently, with success. Not with Allen. He is having his best season as a pro, having already registered six sacks. He now has 23 career sacks.

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Trade Deadline Today, What WFT Players Might Be Available?

The National Football League’s trade deadline is today at 4pm. After dropping to 2-6 on the weekend, the Washington Football Team certainly could be sellers as their playoff aspirations are already disappearing. Head Coach Ron Rivera has indicated that he will be evaluating everything over the team’s bye week.

Will any deals get done today?

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