Commanders news: Ben Johnson, Phidarian Mathis, Bobby Slowik and Adam Peters

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as plans for the future continue to gather pace behind the scenes?

Fans are eagerly awaiting further developments as the Washington Commanders narrow down their search for a new head coach. Josh Harris and Adam Peters are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to find the right guy. Magic Johnson and others are also set to be part of the second interview process before confirming the preferred target.

Things are happening quickly around the NFL, but it might be a few more days before the Commanders make something official. Until then, the stories generating column inches include Phidarian Mathis' intent, Bobby Slowik stating his case, Peters' ambitions for the franchise, and going all guns blazing in their quest to make Ben Johnson an offer he cannot refuse.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders hold second interview with Bobby Slowik

It's been a whirlwind few days for Bobby Slowik. The Houston Texans offensive coordinator saw his team exit playoff contention with a hard-fought loss at the Baltimore Ravens. This doesn't seem to have impacted his chances of becoming a head coach, which is thanks in no small part to his sterling development of quarterback C.J. Stroud and the exciting scheme implemented to turn the AFC South team's fortunes around instantly.

According to multiple reports, the Commanders held a second in-person interview with Slowik on Tuesday. He's worked with general manager Adam Peters previously from their time together with the San Francisco 49ers. He was also part of Mike Shanahan's staff once upon a time in Washington.

The Atlanta Falcons - who were reportedly highly impressed with Slowik during their virtual meeting - will also hold a second interview with the progressive play-caller on Thursday. After that, it'll be a waiting game.