Commanders News: Chase Young, training camp, Saahdiq Charles and Chase Roullier

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as the team gets set for a light practice session before breaking for the summer today?

After discussions with Eric Bieniemy and Jack Del Rio, head coach Ron Rivera decided to cancel the final OTA practice of the preparation period, instead opting for a light walk-through before players embark on their summer break. The coaching staff seems happy enough with how things have unfolded throughout early workouts, so the next time we'll see a high-tempo session is when the Washington Commanders congregate for training camp.

Until then, the news cycle keeps churning. The stories generating waves recently include the Pittsburgh Steelers taking an interest in Chase Young, Washington announcing its camp schedule, Saahdiq Charles' renewed focus, and Chase Roullier taking his first official visit since being released.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Former Commanders C Chase Roullier gains interest

Once the Washington Commanders signed Nick Gates in free agency and drafted Ricky Stromberg in the third round, it seemed almost inevitable that Chase Roullier's time with the franchise would end. This came a few weeks ago when those in power cut the experienced center with a post-June 1 designation.

Roullier remains talented, but injuries completely derailed his once-promising career over the last two seasons. Considering what's at stake for Ron Rivera and the Commanders in 2023, there is no room for passengers.

According to Matt Lombardo of Heavy, Roullier visited the Arizona Cardinals on Monday for a workout. The NFC West team is looking for a veteran center after Rodney Hudson's retirement, so this move makes a ton of sense.

Nothing much is expected of the Cardinals next season, so whether Roullier wants to wait around for an organization with a better chance of contending remains to be seen.