Commanders News: Chase Young, Sam Howell, Jadeveon Clowney and Terry McLaurin

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Commanders link to Jadeveon Clowney

Even though the Washington Commanders' defensive front looks to be among the league's strongest, there is one mitigating factor in play. That is, of course, Chase Young and whether he can put a consistent run of games together.

If the Ohio State product can get back to his explosive self, the Commanders' defense is going to take off. We all know how dependable Jonathan Allen and Montez Sweat are, with Daron Payne also taking a monumental leap forward last season to earn a four-year extension that came with $60 million guaranteed.

Despite this, the Commanders were named as an ideal landing spot for free-agent defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney by David Latham from Last Word on Sports. This is down to his position versatility which could potentially assist Washington's rotation.

"At this point in his career, Jadeveon Clowney is probably better off as a rotational pass rusher, rather than an every-down starter. However, that doesn’t mean he can’t be effective in the right role. The former first-overall pick is still effective in the right role and is an ideal player for a team looking for a jack of all trades, master of none on the edge. He can do a little bit of everything, and that versatility is crucial in an injury-filled sport like football."

David Latham, Last Word on Sports

Clowney might not have lived up to his generational tag coming out of South Carolina, but he sets the edge well against the run and can operate across the defensive line if needed. While this would help someone, it's unlikely to be Washington, and certainly not at the cost the veteran is likely to demand on his contract.