Commanders news: Jayden Daniels, Johnny Newton, schedule and transactions

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.
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There was little time for draft selections and undrafted free agents to revel in their first taste of an on-field NFL environment. The Washington Commanders integrated each member of the roster together for the start of OTAs, which had more intrigue than most considering the substantial changes made across the organization this offseason.

The Commanders have a lot riding on the upcoming campaign with a fresh set of optimism and energy around the building. Nobody is expecting a Super Bowl tilt in Year 1 under head coach Dan Quinn, but making immediate progress in some capacity is well within the team's capabilities.

Watching the rookies and veterans coming together added an extra sense of intrigue. Quinn and his staff have a big job on their hands throughout the summer to get everyone on the same page. If this is achieved successfully in the weeks and months ahead, it's all systems go.

Of course, the news cycle keeps churning. Among the stories causing debate include Jayden Daniels drawing rave reviews, Johnny Newton's prognosis, what to expect from the ucoming schedule release, and more roster transactions from general manager Adam Peters.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders roster moves

Adam Peters has left no stone unturned during his roster revamp this offseason. The new general manager quickly adopted a business-first model and is not attaching sentiment to any decisions. It's also a constant evaluation with the financial flexibility to make additional moves if required.

The Washington Commanders opted to release quarterback Jake Fromm before OTAs began. He was pretty far down the pecking order after the franchise drafted Jayden Daniels at No. 2 overall and picked up Sam Hartman when the undrafted free-agent frenzy commenced, so the departure is not likely to be sorely felt all things considered.

It was also revealed that the Commanders will be bringing in wide receiver Martavis Bryant for a tryout this week. The wideout hasn't played any meaningful NFL action since 2018 thanks in no small part to his suspension. He spent some of last season on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad and signed a reserve/futures contract in January before his recent departure.

Washington isn't losing anything by examining his prospects in greater detail. Bryant is a mismatch at 6-foot-4 with some decent production before his career derailed. Just how much he has left in the tank is another matter.