Commanders News: Chase Young, Sam Howell, Champ Bailey and game day

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Champ Bailey on Commanders return

As previously stated, the Washington Commanders will be playing in front of a sold-out, electrifying atmosphere at FedEx Field today. Josh Harris' ownership group has reinvigorated the fanbase and the new regime is making a keen point of restoring connections with former players who shunned Dan Snyder for obvious reasons.

Many old legends will be in attendance to kick start an exciting era for the Commanders. One such individual is Champ Bailey, who will be honored as Washington's Legend of Game during the clash and is clearly relishing the prospect of coming back to the team that drafted him at No. 7 overall in the 1999 NFL Draft based on his comments via John Keim of ESPN.

"Now for several reasons it feels like the perfect time to show up and become part of the franchise again. I've been wanting this for years. Timing is everything. Now with the ownership change you see a rejuvenated fan base. Man, this is the perfect time to get back in the fold and show people that I did great things with this organization. I have no hard feelings. I had a Hall of Fame career, why wouldn't anyone want me as part of the family if I want to be? Having that ability to do it means everything. I never had hard feelings toward the organization, it was just the way things were handled when I was in the prime of my career."

Champ Bailey via ESPN

Others such as John Riggo will also be front and center, which is all part of Harris' master plan to build bridges that were burned almost beyond repair thanks to Snyder's petulance and incompetence. Hopefully, the players suiting up can mark the memorable occasion with a morale-boosting victory.