Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Tim DeMorat, OTAs and sale progress

(Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images) Josh Harris
(Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images) Josh Harris /
1 of 4

Which Washington Commanders’ news stories are making headlines as preparations gather pace for the upcoming 2023 campaign?

It was heartwarming to see the Washington Commanders participate in their first on-field workouts of the offseason period on Monday. There have been plenty of distractions surrounding the franchise in recent weeks, so it was probably a relief for Ron Rivera and his staff to focus their attention on the football side of things.

Among the stories provoking discussion recently include Rivera’s goodbye to Dan Snyder, a new quarterback entering the fold, OTAs getting underway, and another positive update on the impending Commanders sale to Josh Harris’ ownership group.

Let’s delve into each topic in more detail.

Story No. 1

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) Sam Howell /

Commanders get on-field OTAs underway

While media figures were still picking apart an eventful 2023 NFL Draft for the Washington Commanders, established figures within the building got to work for the formal start of on-field OTAs on Monday. This is a chance to hone skills, become familiar with new coaches and their demands as well as integrate veterans acquired in free agency for good measure.

Hopefully, this is the opening of what will be a fruitful preparation period for the organization. The stakes are about to be raised significantly once the Commanders’ sale gets formal NFL approval, so hitting the ground running when competitive games arrive is of critical importance.

This can be accomplished by setting the right foundations in place in the weeks and months ahead. Because the sense of urgency should be felt across the franchise once Dan Snyder finally relinquishes power.