The Washington Commanders hit the practice field today as they prepare for their season opener against the Arizona Cardinals. It’s also the home opener for new owners Josh Harris and Magic Johnson who spoke to the team before practice, and also attended today’s workouts. Sam Howell was impressed with Johnson when he spoke to the team, and had questions about the championship teams he’s been a part of.
On the field the big news was WR Terry McLaurin running routes with QB Sam Howell. McLaurin suffered a turf toe injury during the Commanders second preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens, and there have only been vague updates about his status, beyond the standard day-to-day answer from the team. There were some optimistic updates over the last day, and it looks like the team’s hope, could become a reality for Week 1. McLaurin run some routes in individuals doesn’t mean that he will be able to play on Sunday, but it is a good sign for the severity of his injury and/or his ability to play through pain.
Terry McLaurin dressed for practice pic.twitter.com/r5rtEz8pze— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 6, 2023
Terry McLaurin is in pads and catching passes before practice. Not doing any running yet.— John Keim (@john_keim) September 6, 2023
Josh Harris and Magic Johnson watching practice:
Josh Harris and Magic Johnson at practice. pic.twitter.com/cB2ePoGrXA— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) September 6, 2023
Chase Young also here and in pads. But has been in pads here before. Key is whether or not he’s been cleared and if can take contact. Don’t know that yet.— John Keim (@john_keim) September 6, 2023
Other players dealing with injuries at practice:
And also Logan Thomas is in full pads— Zach Selby (@ZachSelbyWC) September 6, 2023
Other players who have been dinged up that are warming up: Chase Young, Jonathan Allen, Kendall Fuller, Charles Leno.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 6, 2023
Dax Milne working on a side field. Has dealt with a groin issue this summer.— John Keim (@john_keim) September 6, 2023
He's baaaaaaaack!— Scott Abraham (@Scott7news) September 6, 2023
Great to see Jamison Crowder wearing that burgundy and gold again. pic.twitter.com/dDDPLvF2pW
This is Commanders WR Terry McLaurin at today's practice.— Scott Abraham (@Scott7news) September 6, 2023
Good to see number 17 out there again. pic.twitter.com/V6XgkTiAuR