4 critical observations from Commanders 2023 training camp Day 3

It proved to be another dramatic day of training camp practice for the Commanders

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Commanders WR Dyami Brown shows out

This season is a big one for Dyami Brown. Much has been made about the wide receiver's lack of involvement since joining the Washington Commanders, but there have been significant signs of life that a potential breakout campaign could be in the offing next time around.

Brown has taken the initiative in pursuit of controlling his own destiny this offseason. He's worked hard on improving all areas and it's starting to show with two-straight dominant practices at training camp.

Everything the former third-round selection touches is turning to gold right now. Brown is winning contested catches, getting deep down the field, creating separation quickly, and making big plays when his number's called.

Accumulating targets might be difficult with Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson ahead of him, but Brown couldn't be doing any more over the early stage of camp. And it's been fantastic to see his previous college chemistry with quarterback Sam Howell from their time together at North Carolina coming to the fore consistently.

Keeping this up against a decent-looking secondary when the pads go on will be the next challenge for Brown. If he can accomplish this and also make the most of preseason involvement when it inevitably arrives, the Commanders might have another dynamic weapon on their hands when all hope seemed lost.