Commanders News: Chase Young, Ron Rivera, Curtis Samuel and Sam Howell

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

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Which Washington Commanders stories are hitting the headlines as the team received some tremendous news surrounding two important roster members?

We are just one day away from the Washington Commanders taking the field at Mile High Stadium to take on the Denver Broncos. It won't be the easiest challenge in the world, but there's just no telling what it might do for the team's confidence if head coach Ron Rivera devises a game plan capable of getting his franchise to 2-0.

That would see momentum and expectations reach levels not seen for decades. Until then, the stories causing debate include Chase Young getting the green light, good news for Curtis Samuel's chances of participation, Sam Howell's first QBR of the campaign ranked among his peers, and Ron Rivera's confidence in Washington's options heading into Week 2.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders WR Curtis Samuel is good to go

After flashing some positive moments during the Washington Commanders' opening day win over the Arizona Cardinals, the last thing anybody wanted to see was Curtis Samuel being limited in practice this week. The wide receiver looks like he's going to be a big part of Eric Bieniemy's game plan throughout the campaign, so missing any further time would have been a big blow heading into such an important contest.

The Commanders erred on the side of caution with Samuel this week to prevent further complications. This proved beneficial as the former Ohio State standout doesn't carry an injury designation into the Week 2 clash.

Quan Martin will miss out with a concussion as expected. But it's all systems go besides that as Washington looks to secure a statement win from Sean Payyton's first competitive home game as Denver Broncos head coach.