Commanders News: Chase Young, Eric Bieniemy, DeSean Jackson and Dalvin Cook

Examining the best Commandders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines with three days until NFL owners meet to approve the team's record-breaking sale?

Another week arrives and it's a big one for the Washington Commanders. Rookies will report to training camp ahead of veterans in the coming days, with the franchise's $6.05 billion sale to Josh Harris' group set for approval on July 20 unless something drastic occurs in the final few days of Dan Snyder's ownership reign of incompetence.

Until then, among the stories causing debate recently include DeSean Jackson hinting at retirement, Chase Young's point to prove, Patrick Mahomes' excitement for Eric Bieniemy, and the Commanders being linked once again with running back Dalvin Cook.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Former Commanders WR retirement confusion

Nothing lasts forever. But in DeSean Jackson's case, he's had a better run than most wide receivers thanks to a 15-year career spanning six teams and three Pro Bowl selections along the way.

With no offers coming for Jackson, the former Washington Commanders wideout posted a cryptic Instagram post that hinted at retirement. Something that is completely understandable given how his influence has waned over recent years.

However, Jackson went to his Instagram stories to say that wasn't the case. All very confusing for a restful Sunday.

Jackson is one of the league's greatest-ever deep threats. He spent three years in Washington, gaining 2,702 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns with a whopping 19 yards per reception before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017.

The No. 49 overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft remains liked in the D.C. area despite his close association with the Philadelphia Eagles. If this is the end for Jackson, then 641 catches, 11,263 receiving yards, 58 touchdowns, and 17.6 yards per reception is an outstanding return.