4 things we've learned so far at Commanders 2023 training camp

With two weeks of Commanders training camp in the books, what storylines have stood out so far?
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What are some big things to take away from a fascinating first fortnight at Washington Commanders' training camp before the 2023 season?

Preseason football is finally upon us after a primarily productive first fortnight of training camp draws to a conclusion. Aside from a few surprise standouts through the early portion of practices, the Washington Commanders still have quite the laundry list of questions to answer when it pertains to roles and roster construction for 2023.

As Washington wraps up their second week of preparations with the team’s initial exhibition rapidly approaching, here are four things we’ve learned so far from the introductory sessions of Commanders' 2023 training camp.

Commanders fanbase re-emerges in force

An over-two-decades-long disaster officially ended in Washington with new ownership assuming control of the city’s beleaguered football franchise. Fans declared victory over their disgraced former owner and embraced new management with open arms.

The energy and atmosphere brought forth by the recent change in leadership to the Josh Harris group have been a breath of fresh air and nothing short of remarkable.

From the robust return of roughly 10,000 fans at Commanders' training camp to the infectious vibe among the players and coaching staff - there is seemingly no limit on the true potential of this season’s squad as the buzz around the team builds with each passing day.

A persisting positivity and overwhelming optimism that some might call hope are starting to seep into the long-frozen hearts of even the most cynical of Washington football loyalists.

The previously apathetic fanbase has shown up and showed out at Commanders 2023 training camp in Ashburn, Virginia. Thousands of rabid fans are in attendance daily to cheer their team on in person.

The unbridled energy from the supporters in the crowd and the players on the field is simply too contagious to escape. With new management bringing a brand new attitude, it’s an exciting time to be a Washington football fan.