Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as the team gets set to put the pads back on at training camp today?
After Ron Rivera and his staff decided on a less intense practice on Thursday following a grueling week up to now, the pads will be going back on in Ashburn today. This is already the ninth official session of training camp, which means the tempo is rising with preseason games and the eagerly-anticipated joint practices versus the Baltimore Ravens on the immediate horizon.
Until then, among the stories causing conversation recently include Chase Young's high standards, Sam Howell's point to prove, Curtis Samuel's perfect fit, and Jamin Davis' legal issues.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders LB Jamin Davis' legal troubles
If the Washington Commanders and Jamin Davis were hoping for a quick fix to their legal troubles, they were out of luck. The linebacker was back in court on Thursday to potentially accept a revised plea bargain, but Nicki Jhabvala from The Washington Post revealed that Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge James E. Plowman Jr. threw this out because it was not dissimilar to the deal rejected earlier this week.
Davis is now due back in court on August 31. A statement from his attorney Jeffrey Mangeno obtained by Jhabvala highlighted their disappointment that the reckless driving charges weren't resolved, but they remain resolute.
"We haven’t had a new discussion to make any new counterproposals. It’s unfortunate the case was not resolved today in its entirety. We will continue to work the matter."- Jeff Mangeno via Twitter/X
The Commanders won't want this to become a distraction during the season. Therefore, those in power will be hoping some form of punishment becomes finalized during Davis' next court appearance.