Commanders news: Adam Peters, Ben Johnson, Jonathan Allen and Drake Maye

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as speculation continues to rise regarding the team's offseason moves?

Another head coaching vacancy has been filled after the Los Angeles Chargers announced Jim Harbaugh as their new man to lead the franchise. Nothing appears imminent with the Washington Commanders, primarily because of their desire to speak further with some coaches involved in championship weekend.

It's a waiting game, but confidence remains that those in power will execute their plan for progress with supreme conviction. Until then, the stories causing debate include trading Jonathan Allen, selecting Drake Maye in the 2024 NFL Draft, Ben Johnson getting another glowing recommendation from an NFL head coach, and Adam Peters' plans over the next week.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders GM Adam Peters' plans

It's been a whirlwind start for Washington Commanders general manager Adam Peters since his hire was confirmed. The front-office leader has many pressing priorities on his immediate agenda. Things aren't going to get any quieter for him over the next week, which promises to be a critical one for the franchise.

Peters will be part of the contingency traveling to meet with Ben Johnson, Aaron Glenn, Anthony Weaver, and perhaps even Mike Macdonald. This will be followed by official confirmation of their next head coach. All signs point to the Detroit Lions offensive coordinator, but nothing can be said with any guarantee until some concrete details emerge.

It would also be wise for Peters to make his presence felt at next week's Reece's Senior Bowl. This is one of the most prominent dates on the pre-draft assessment calendar. Peters specializes in personnel evaluation, but his head coach interview commitments could mean he's unable to attend for its entirety.

This is a busy time for Peters and a baptism of fire of sorts. Fortunately, he's got the necessary experience to take everything in his stride.