Commanders news: Bill Belichick, Sam Howell, Eric Bieniemy and narrowing down

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

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Commanders not targeting Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick's 24 years as New England Patriots supremo is over. After six Super Bowl wins, both parties decided to go their separate ways after another difficult season. Although it was largely anticipated, it was the latest sign that the winds of change are occurring before our eyes across the football landscape.

Attention quickly turned to what came next for Belichick. The Washington Commanders were touted as a potential destination for the legendary figure. According to Jordan Schultz from The Bleacher Report, this isn't something Josh Harris and his hiring committee are considering at this time.

"Despite speculation that the Commanders might hire Bill Belichick, the organization plans to go in a different direction, sources tell Bleacher Report. Led by owner Josh Harris, the team is close to finalizing its new GM - having narrowed down the search to Ian Cunningham and Adam Peters."

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This is something those who report on the team closely have been saying for weeks. Belichick is not someone they are considering to lead their exciting new era. Perhaps it also means that a young, progressive figure such as Ben Johnson is their primary target. Considering the speed at which the Commanders are going about their business, it won't be much longer before we find out one way or another.