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Ron Rivera Presser: The season opener is always important; the greatest expectation is to win

Ron Rivera speaks to the media after the Labor Day weekend break

The Washington Commanders had a break over the Labor Day weekend, but are getting back to practice and game mode as they prepare to host the Arizona Cardinals for the season opener on Sunday. Head Coach Ron Rivera spoke to the media today, but again declined to provide injury updates on players like Chase Young and Terry McLaurin. Teams that play on Sundays are required to give injury reports starting on Wednesday, and that’s when he said we will get some information.

New Arizona Cardinals HC Jonathan Gannon is going into Week 1 with newly acquired QB Joshua Dobbs and rookie Clayton Tune as his options, and he isn’t naming either of them the starter yet. Rivera said he would do the same thing in Gannon’s situation, but they’ve scouted the rest of the team thoroughly, and they will work to be prepared for whichever QB gets the start on Sunday.

Chase Young/Terry McLaurin injury updates:

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7 point favorites:

New coaches on the staff:

Coaching promotions/player contracts:

Defensive line depth:

Focus on playing football this year/Less outside distractions:

Deion Sanders first win as Colorado HC: