Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines with one day remaining until their Week 17 game against the San Francisco 49ers?
The Washington Commanders are descending into a soap opera with just two games remaining of the 2023 season. If Ron Rivera was hanging his hat on stability and the supposed culture he's built to secure an extended stay, what's transpired of late is a damning indictment of both.
Of course, there is a football game to concern ourselves with this weekend, although not even the brightest Commanders' optimist is holding out much hope. Until then the stories accumulating column inches include concern surrounding Jacoby Brissett, Sam Howell staying ready, Chase Young's excitement, and multiple absentees for Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders injury report for Week 17
This time of year always comes with its fair share of injury concerns. The Washington Commanders are dealing with more than most right now, with numerous established figures ruled out for tomorrow's encounter with the San Francisco 49ers at FedEx Field.
Kendall Fuller, Benjamin St-Juste, Percy Butler, Charles Leno Jr., and Tyler Larsen won't suit up. This ensures cornerback Emmanuel Forbes is going to see extended playing time after an indifferent rookie campaign up to now.
Andrew Wylie is also questionable, meaning the Commanders could be without their two primary edge protectors. There's also the small matter of newly-appointed starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett's hamstring to consider after he was a late addition to the injury report on Friday.
Everyone else is good to go, including running back Brian Robinson Jr.