Commanders news: Ben Johnson, Sam Cosmi, Adam Peters and rival tears

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

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Commanders' increased creditability with Adam Peters

Adam Peters' appointment was widely expected by those around the league. However, that does not detract from what a sensational statement of intent this was from the Washington Commanders.

Peters is a proven winner. He knows how to successfully build team culture and mold a competitive roster. He'll be given full control by Josh Harris to put his vast experience to good use and surge the Commanders from the abyss.

One thing Peters' arrival also provides the Commanders with is credibility according to Thom Loverro from The Washington Times. Something that further legitimizes Harris' ambitious plans as attention turns to hiring the right head coach.

"Washington Commanders owner Josh Harris appears to have hired a chief credibility officer — Adam Peters, the assistant general manager of the San Francisco 49ers — according to various reports. That is what Peters delivers to the beleaguered organization before he even takes a step in the team’s headquarters in Ashburn — credibility for Harris and his ownership group. Seven years with San Francisco as vice president of player personnel and assistant general manager. Eight seasons with the Denver Broncos in the scouting department, including being named director of college scouting. Six years in scouting with the New England Patriots That’s a resume of winning that typically doesn’t wind up in Washington. Instead, it’s been the Vinny Cerrato clown show, a damaged Scott McCloughan and the illusion of credibility with Bruce Allen and Ron Rivera. It’s been frauds, fakes and phonies."

Thom Loverro, Washington Times

The fact Peters turned down other interview requests shows how keen he was on taking up this substantial project in a big market. After nothing but disillusion for the best part of two decades, the early moves made this offseason provide hope at long last.