4 intriguing developments from Commanders 2024 OTAs

Some intriguing developments have emerged from early workouts.
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Commanders LB Frankie Luvu's impact

Frankie Luvu wasted no time in stamping his mark on the Washington Commanders. The dynamic linebacker's arrival comes with significant intrigue attached after starring for the Carolina Panthers over the last two seasons. Hopes are high that he can continue his incredible production and provide a spark the defensive second-level's lacked for years.

Luvu's energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to go the extra mile to help his team will be an integral part of the puzzle next season. The Commanders are already benefitting greatly from his presence, with Jamin Davis highlighting his intense approach as something that's already rubbing off positively on teammates.

"He's got a lot of juice. That's somebody who comes to work every day and just plays like his hair's on fire. Having a guy like that in your room is highly beneficial to the little things like running on and off the field, so having a guy like Uce [Frankie Luvu] here is really beneficial."

Jamin Davis

This was a sentiment echoed by defensive coordinator Joe Whitt Jr. He was gushing in his praise of Luvu, stating the former undrafted free agent out of Washington State is the epitome of what the Commanders are trying to build on defense in pursuit of future prosperity.

"What's not to like about him? He is the heartbeat of what competitive, hard-nosed defensive football is about. I remember he said, "Coach, tell me what you want me to do and I'll do it." And he goes as hard as he can. I love that. He's just a fun guy to be around and a fun guy to coach."

Joe Whitt Jr.

To say Luvu's made a positive start to early workouts would be an understatement. Bobby Wagner's influence is also being felt on and off the field. If this duo avoids the injury bug in 2023, it won't take long for Washington's linebacking corps to become an area of significant strength.

Adam Peters made some eye-catching signings throughout his first recruitment period as general manager. None could be more impactful than Luvu when push comes to shove.