Commanders news: Dan Quinn, Josh Harris, Drake Maye and penny-pinching

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as speculation builds about the team's recruitment under their new regime?

There were some outstanding displays of physical prowess on Day 1 of on-field testing at the NFL Scouting Combine. This won't have gone unnoticed by the Washington Commanders, who are loaded with high-end selections and in a good position to significantly strengthen their roster throughout what's already been an eventful offseason.

Of course, a lot is happening behind the scenes as the Commanders look to form a concise plan for prosperity. While we wait for further developments, the stories causing debate include Josh Harris' increased wealth, being comfortable with quarterback Drake Maye, Dan Quinn on what got him a second chance, and penny-pinching when the free-agent frenzy commences.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Josh Harris to sell Steelers' stake

After Josh Harris' ownership group bought the Washington Commanders for $6.05 billion, there was one overlooked obligation to meet. The majority partner and David Blitzer had to sell their stake in the Pittsburgh Steelers, which stood at 4.8 percent. This avoided a conflict of interest per NFL rules.

According to Bloomberg, an agreement to sell their ownership share of the Steelers is in place pending NFL approval. An investor group led by Art Rooney II and Thomas Tull will be increasing their share percentage by acquiring the stake. The reported cost is believed to be a little more than $4 billion.

Considering Harris' group bought the entire Commanders franchise for $6.05 billion, this is a substantial sum. The Rooney family won't be selling the Steelers anytime soon. This deal only tightens their grip. Hopefully, the money raised can be used to improve facilities and get Washington back among the industry leaders once again.