4 critical observations from Commanders 2023 training camp Day 5

The Commanders got back down to business with a close training camp practice on Monday.
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Commanders have a Jamin Davis situation

One player became conspicuous by his absence on Monday. Linebacker Jamin Davis was unable to participate due to a legal matter that centers on reckless driving charges, which can be punishable by 12 months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine in the state of Virginia.

This was the second time Davis had been involved in speeding more than 20 miles per hour over the limit in around three months. He appealed his guilty conviction and requested a jury, but the agreed plea deal carrying no more than eight days' incarceration was thrown out by the judge according to Nicki Jhabvala from The Washington Post.

The respected writer added that a scheduling conference for Thursday at 1 p.m. When asked about the predicament involving the linebacker, head coach Ron Rivera stated via Ben Standig of The Athletic that they are supporting Davis through the process, which should hopefully be resolved in the coming days.

It might not amount to anything and everyone makes mistakes, but it's a distraction Rivera and his team didn't need. Especially considering the figurehead has been basking in the glory of new ownership and finally focusing his full attention on football matters for the first time since he became Washington Commanders' head coach.

Davis is embarking on a make-or-break campaign with his fifth-year option looming. Having to deal with this in the lead-up to Washington's campaign isn't ideal, but the former first-round selection cannot afford to dwell on his impending repercussions if it goes that way.