Which Washington Commanders news stories are causing a stir with one day remaining until their Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins?
Going up against the Miami Dolphins this weekend is a difficult proposition. One last effort is needed from everyone across the Washington Commanders before the bye, but containing an offense that's also getting stud rookie running back De'Von Achane returning from injury seems like a tall order despite firing defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio.
Expectations are low, which isn't surprising. Until the daunting challenge arrives, the stories causing debate include Emmanuel Forbes' prognosis, Josh Harris' confidence, Eric Bieniemy's relaxed mindset heading into Week 13, and one of the worst decisions in franchise history.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Emmanuel Forbes will play for Commanders in 2023
The Washington Commanders officially ruled out Emmanuel Forbes for their game against the Miami Dolphins with an elbow complication. This doesn't help their chances of containing Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, but head coach Ron Rivera was confident the rookie cornerback will suit up again this season after making good progress based on comments via Nicki Jhabvala on X/Twitter.
"Oh yeah. He's gotten better. We had a custom brace for him, he's been getting his treatment. ... Now it's just a matter of time. If we played next week (they have a bye), I believe he would play."- Ron Rivera via X/Twitter
Forbes will get the bye week to rest up before being assessed again, one suspects. Although the Commanders have nothing to play for other than pride down the stretch, getting the first-year-pro valuable starting reps could aid his development.
Only if he's 100 percent, though.