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Charles Leno Jr. nominated for Man of the Year Award

“We as athletes- we have this platform,” Leno said during the 60th Annual Welcome Home Luncheon. “People look at us, idolize us at times and look at us as larger-than-life figures, but at the end of the day we are human beings.”

Allen: Davis’ rise is why patience is important in NFL

Jonathan Allen praises Jamin Davis’ development for the Commanders and explains why it’s so hard to be an impact player in the NFL right away.

LOVERRO: There’s no going back to Wentz, the legend of Heinicke is now the story of this team

SNIDER: Commanders waiting for Young … again

“I think the biggest thing more so than anything else is that with the way we’re playing right now,” said Rivera on Monday, “and we’re playing pretty well on the defensive front. The need to get him on the field hasn’t been that you’ve got to have him out there. . . . This is one of those things that because our guys are playing well, we can get him back when he’s 100 percent ready to roll. And that’s the biggest thing.”

Player-by-player eval of Commanders’ defense before final stretch

Jonathan Allen Talks Daron Payne, Taylor Heinicke, and the Pro Bowl on Total Access

Ron Rivera talks QBs, Commanders offense and Chase Young’s health - The Washington Post
Commanders Coach Ron Rivera discussed the team's comfort with Taylor Heinicke, Chase Young's progress and the Week 15 flex to "Sunday Night Football."

NFC East watch: Cowboys have hit their stride; Giants look shaky - The Washington Post
As things stand now, the Eagles, Cowboys, Commanders and Giants are all in position to make the NFL playoffs.