Commanders News: Chase Young, Josh Harris, Mitchell Rales and elite defense

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 with just three days remaining until the team's first official training camp practice?

Well, what a weekend that was. The Washington Commanders are finally under new ownership and everyone associated with the franchise begins a new week excited for what's to come rather than looking ahead with trepidation.

The news and rumors continue as the countdown for Washington's opening training camp practice on Thursday continues. Among the stories generating column inches include Chase Young's importance, Josh Harris' promise, the Commanders' defense boasting elite credentials, and Mitchell Rales lays out his own intentions.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Mitchell Rales makes Commanders intentions clear

Although Josh Harris got the plaudits as the new majority partner of his ownership group, it's unlikely the sale goes through without the presence of Mitchell Rales. Another wealthy billionaire with close connections to the region, he grew up watching the Washington Commanders and jumped at the chance to become a part of this ambitious project when approached.

Based on his comments via USA Today Sports, Rales is extremely excited about what the future holds. However, he was also keen to point out that it must be a collective effort in pursuit of getting this once-proud franchise back to relevancy.

"So we’re here to really build this again from the bottom up, the right way, by engaging everybody in a passionate, inspiring way. And we’re going to need help from everybody here. Not just us. We can’t do it on our own. We’re going to work our butts off, but we need everybody to rally to the occasion."

Mitchell Rales via USA Today Sports

The sale completion has completely galvanized the fanbase. There is a lot of hard work ahead, but the new owners couldn't have made a better first impression in recent days.