Commanders News: Chase Young trade, sale, player award and Sam Howell

(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Sam Howell
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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as NFL Draft weekend officially arrives in 2023?

We have officially arrived at NFL Draft week and the Washington Commanders will be participating in last-minute discussions before finalizing their plans. This is a big selection process for those in power, who have no margin for error with the prospect of new ownership taking charge in the very near future.

Among the news stories causing debate recently include more Chase Young trade rumors, a new stakeholder in the Josh Harris group being revealed, James Smith-Williams getting an award, and a former NFL general manager weighing in on the confidence surrounding quarterback Sam Howell.

Let’s delve into each topic in more detail.

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(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) James Smith-Williams /

Commanders DE receives an award

James Smith-Williams has carved out a decent role for himself on the Washington Commanders’ defense. But the pass-rusher is also doing some sterling work away from the gridiron to put his status to good use within the community.

Smith-Williams was recently acknowledged with a special Champion of Justice award from the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project. This is thanks to some exceptional work against domestic violence, which has left a huge impression.

The defensive end deserves all the plaudits coming his way. Smith-Williams is a high-character guy that clearly recognizes the importance of making the world around him a better place while he can.