“I’ve gotten to know some of these folks. I’d love to work for them. They’re people that see the team as a community asset. They’re folks that are sharp business people, that want rigor in the business, that appreciate the transformation that we’ve done.”
Wright dismissed the need for another name change.
“I would focus on the things that can fuel a championship,” Wright said. “I don’t know if that’s one of them.”
But with the now Washington Commanders, he was relegated to the practice squad, trying to fit in on a team coached by the legendary Vince Lombardi. After his death, Frank Goodish (Bruiser Brody) was cut. He never made it off the taxi squad – a forerunner to today’s practice squad.
Washington has until after the 2023 NFL draft to decide.
After being linked to the sale of the Charlotte Hornets, Apostolopoulos is now also looking to buy an NHL team. Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reported that Apostolopoulos was interested in the Ottawa Senators.
Jacoby Brissett is a likable presence capable of starting in a pinch, but his place in Washington is peculiar: If he beats out Sam Howell, he’ll be a bargain QB1, but an indictment on the long-term state of the Commanders’ QB job. If he sits, he’ll be the NFL’s highest-paid backup, save for the Jets’ Zach Wilson. If Washington were a contender in need of premium insurance, he’d make sense. Instead, he projects as just another in a long line of notable but middling starting options.
“There could be a lot of them,” Kiper said in a recent conference call when asked about Day 2 linebackers.
“He’s been in one place for a long time, but it’s been a pro style type of offense,” Rivera said at the combine. “He and Eric have had a relationship, I think, for the last ten years. So, they’re very familiar with each other and you see it when we brought Tavita in and sat down. I visited with him and interviewed him and then listened to his philosophies on football and his ideas and stuff. I could see why he and Eric are very similar.”