Commanders News: Daron Payne, Dyami Brown, Brian Robinson and Josh Harris

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 the team gets set for their Back Together Saturday celebrations?

Back Together Saturday is a time for the NFL to rejoice that football is back in full swing. This bears special significance for the Washington Commanders, who are a franchise reborn after Dan Snyder's dark cloud was replaced by hope under an ownership group that has a clear purpose to get the franchise back among the industry leaders once again.

That said, among the stories causing debate recently include Daron Payne's ambitious goals, Brian Robinson Jr.'s differences, Josh Harris' immediate impact on the Commanders, and Dyami Brown's resurgence coming in for praise.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders WR Dyami Brown praised

Dyami Brown looks like a different player throughout the first few days of training camp. The wide receiver's route-running seems more polished and having former college teammate Sam Howell under center is clearly benefitting the former third-round selection immensely.

Gaining targets might be difficult considering the presence of Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson. But head coach Ron Rivera's confidence in Brown is definitely increasing based on his comments via the team's website.

"I see Dyami more confident, more comfortable in his route running right now. He's more precise, he's sharper, and you see him going after the ball. That's something we saw coming out of the draft a few years back that this guy led the NCAA in contested catches, so that's one of the things that we're happy to see again."

Ron Rivera via

This is a good start from Brown, but no more than that. The one-time North Carolina stud must build on his newfound momentum in the coming weeks and hope it's enough to get a prominent role within Eric Bieniemy's dynamic system.