What surprising elements are emerging from Washington Commanders' training camp as excitement builds for the upcoming 2023 campaign?
This year's Washington Commanders training camp has felt different in every conceivable way. Fans have packed Ashburn to bring about increased energy, which is rubbing off on the players as they look to put the necessary foundations in place for a successful campaign in 2023.
Of course, this is thanks in no small part to Josh Harris' ownership group assuming power and Dan Snyder stepping away for good. No longer are the Commanders staring into the abyss - the landmark transaction is a representation of hope that better times can be ahead providing everything goes according to plan in the coming weeks before their season opener against the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx Field.
With that being said, here are four emerging surprises from Commanders 2023 training camp worth monitoring moving forward.
Byron Pringle's smooth Commanders transition
Nobody knew what to expect from Byron Pringle after his late arrival to the Washington Commanders before training camp. While the wide receiver's previous working relationship with Eric Bieniemy was positive, joining the locker room a mere hours before the first official practice meant it could have gone either way.
It took Pringle a couple of sessions to familiarize himself with the Commanders' thinking. But it's been impressive after that during a series of outstanding performances according to those in attendance.
Pringle's gone from an outsider to someone who looks set to secure his place on the Commanders' 53-man roster heading into Week 1. Based on what we've seen from the former Kanas State star to date, he'll be more than deserving of his spot if the same trend continues.