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Players, coaches react to mandatory use of Guardian Caps

Aug. 04, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

Coaches and players react to the NFL competition committed mandating the use of Guardian Caps for NFL offensive and defensive linemen, linebackers and tight ends through the second preseason game: ___ “We have all these issues with concussions and you see guys...

NFL hopes to reduce head injuries with helmet experiment

Aug. 04, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

The mushroom-like contraptions NFL players are wearing on their helmets during training camp may look strange, but they’re a part of an ongoing safety experiment the league hopes will lead to a reduction in head injuries. They’re called Guardian Caps, and they’re now mandatory...

Commanders have plan to ramp up receiver Curtis Samuel

Aug. 01, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Ron Rivera said the Washington Commanders plan to ramp up Curtis Samuel because of some questions about the wide receiver’s conditioning level in the aftermath of a lost 2021 season because of a groin injury. Samuel is not dealing with the same injury but,...

Kerrigan's retirement closes out era of Washington football

Jul. 30, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Ryan Kerrigan still called Washington’s facility by its old name, even though he was wearing a shirt bearing the new logo of the franchise’s rebranding as the Commanders. That wasn’t the only reminder of the old days that weren’t that long ago. ...

Chase Young won't play for Commanders in Week 1, Rivera says

Jul. 29, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Chase Young will not be ready to play Week 1 for the Washington Commanders, coach Ron Rivera confirmed Friday in ruling out the standout pass-rusher for at least the season opener. Young could miss more than just Washington’s first game, Sept. 11 against...

Rivera says Commanders are still learning how to practice

Jul. 28, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Ron Rivera doesn’t mind the chirping and taunting coming from Washington Commanders players during training camp. The veteran coach just wants it to turn into something useful. Following the second practice of camp that was full of barbs mostly...

Little on-field drama at start of Washington Commanders camp

Jul. 27, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Jonathan Allen has been part of a handful of training camps with Washington that begin with loud questions about what might be next for the once-storied NFL franchise. The veteran defensive tackle insists he lets any criticism go in one ear and out the other. ...

Young opens Commanders camp on PUP list, is far from return

Jul. 26, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Chase Young is starting Washington Commanders training camp on the physically unable to perform list and is the furthest from returning among the team’s injured players. Young, tight end Logan Thomas and centers Chase Roullier and Tyler Larsen won’t practice...

All eyes on Carson Wentz in first Commanders training camp

Jul. 15, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON COMMANDERS (7-10) CAMP SITE: Ashburn, Virginia LAST YEAR: New quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick injured his left hip in the season opener, pressing surprise playoff performer Taylor Heinicke into a starting role for the first time in his NFL career. The defense...

AP sources: Commanders, McLaurin agree on 3-year extension

Jun. 28, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

Terry McLaurin and the Washington Commanders hammered out a new contract for the star receiver, ending the team's biggest football-related saga of a tumultuous offseason a month before training camp begins. McLaurin agreed to terms on a three-year contract, according to two people...