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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Commanders urged to sign Dalvin Cook

Eric Bieniemy seems happy to move forward with his current running backs based on early workouts and various comments to the media. The Washington Commanders will likely deploy Brian Robinson Jr. as the lead back, with Antonio Gibson representing a dual-threat capable of factoring prominently in the passing game as a dependable second option.

The Commanders also drafted Chris Rodriguez Jr. in the sixth round after a recommendation from Bieniemy. This is the trio set to begin the 2023 campaign, but speculation continues to rise about whether another veteran could be acquired before competitive action begins.

Although it seems unlikely, Bucky Brooks stated on his Move the Sticks podcast with Daniel Jeremiah via Sports Illustrated that the Commanders should do everything in their power to sign Dalvin Cook following his release from the Minnesota Vikings.

"Dalvin Cook in that uniform changes how you have to play their offense. It opens up the field for [Terry] McLaurin and those playmakers on the outside. That would be the team if I could gift them a marquee player, I would gift them Dalvin Cook and that situation. If he's there, that changes everything."

Bucky Brooks via Sports Illustrated

Jeremiah added that he wouldn't be shocked if Cook landed in Washington. The Commanders aren't blessed with the greatest amount of salary-cap space and considering the scope for improvements under Eric Bieniemy's guidance for Robinson and Gibson, it would be nothing short of a bombshell.