Commanders News: Sale verdict, Dan Snyder, Josh Harris and shock DE target

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Which Washington Commanders’ news stories are causing significant debate as preparations for the 2023 NFL Draft enter their final stages?

It’s been nothing short of a whirlwind for Washington Commanders fans over the last month. NFL Draft assessments have progressed rapidly, players are now formally beginning their offseason workouts, and there is the obvious distraction of the team’s pending sale by Dan Snyder that seems to be going according to plan.

Among the news stories hitting the recent headlines include a shocking edge rusher visit before the draft, how the ownership will be split between Josh Harris’ group when confirmed, Snyder’s rumored final clause before riding off into the sunset, and the NFL’s verdict on the initial sale paperwork.

Let’s delve into each topic in more detail.

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Commanders surprise with DE visit

Today marks the last chance NFL teams have of visiting with potential college recruits with the big moment a little more than a week away. The Washington Commanders have been busy examining specific individuals over the last three weeks, which also included a shock visit that caused a stir on Tuesday.

According to multiple reports, the Commanders brought in edge rusher Myles Murphy for a visit. The Clemson product is regarded as one of the best prospects at the position emerging from the collegiate level in 2023, but Washington would likely need to take him at No. 16 overall.

While that appears unlikely given their needs elsewhere, the Commanders need to form a contingency plan considering the contract dilemmas upcoming with Chase Young and Montez Sweat.