Commanders news: Josh Harris, Bill Belichick, Ron Rivera and Week 18

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

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Josh Harris' plans for Commanders

There is an air of inevitability about what comes next for the Washington Commanders. Josh Harris' ownership group has their finger on the trigger heading into what promises to be a dramatic offseason. Firing Ron Rivea on his birthday doesn't seem likely - or all that respectful - but expect the deed to be done early next week.

Adam Schefter of ESPN revealed that Harris is willing to do whatever it takes in the weeks and months ahead to ensure the Commanders lay the foundations for a successful future. This starts by hiring the correct people and restoring a sense of pride to a storied franchise after so much turmoil in recent years.

"New owner Josh Harris is expected to start over after paying $6.05 billion for the franchise last summer. Washington is expected to commence an exhaustive and comprehensive search to try to find the right people to help restore a franchise that has been one of the worst in the NFL over the past two-plus decades. Harris is not expected to spare any expense in deploying the right people to find the right people to lead this franchise forward."

Adam Schefter, ESPN

Harris and his team have been working on plans for weeks. This should enable them to hit the ground running and get their preferred targets into the building. Unlike previous years, the Commanders are an attractive destination as a big-market organization with an abundance of draft capital and the league's most salary-cap space.