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NFL: Commanders hold their first Rookie Mini Camp Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images
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Colin Cowherd picks the Commanders last in the NFC East

At this point, picking Washington last in the NFC East every summer seems like a smart bet. However, with Harris taking over as owner soon from Daniel Snyder, fans hope Washington’s days as an NFC East cellar dweller are over.

Jahan Dotson working out in Florida with Odell Beckham, other NFL receivers

Chase Young holds 2nd annual football camp in D.C. over the weekend

4 surprising candidates to make the Commanders’ 53-man roster in 2023

Looking at the grand scheme of things, most positions on the roster appear sown up in some capacity. But there is always a shock or two depending on which players end up impressing at training camp - which is now firmly on the horizon.

Ranking NFL rosters for the 2023 season: Strengths, weaknesses

24. Washington Commanders - X factor for 2023:

DE Chase Young. The Commanders showed their understandable reservations about Young when they declined to pick up his fifth-year option. Young still is the player that ranked seventh in pass rush win rate at edge (23%) as a rookie, and his 2021 was better than his 1.5-sack total indicated, with a 19% PRWR at edge, according to ESPN Analytics and NFL Next Gen Stats. — Walder

Are the Commanders playing a dangerous game with DE Chase Young?

“He gets it, he understands. He’ll come in and give everything he’s got. Look what Daron [Payne] did. Guys that produce for us we want to keep them around. That’s been the message. I believe [Chase Young] has adapted to it nicely. He’s working hard.”

- Ron Rivera via ESPN

3 Washington Commanders players set for reduced roles in 2023

One trade, free agent signing or extension for all 32 NFL teams before the 2023 training camp


There are a few young tight ends behind Logan Thomas who the Commanders are optimistic about, notably 2021 fourth-round pick John Bates — a stout run blocker — but adding another depth piece in Maxx Williams couldn’t hurt now that he’s recovered from an unfortunate ACL tear sustained at the worst possible time in 2021.

Ranking the 50 biggest NFL draft steals of the past decade

29. Terry McLaurin

Scary Terry has been terrorizing NFC East cornerbacks since falling to the Commanders at No. 76 overall based on concerns about a lack of production and whether the Ohio State scheme created his openings. Yet McLaurin has eclipsed over 900 yards in each of his four seasons while becoming a top-tier deep threat for Washington. — Miller