Commanders News: Josh Harris, Michael Badgley, Sam Howell and Andrew Norwell

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

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Which Washington Commanders' news stories are hitting the headlines with two days left until their first training camp practice this summer?

Football is almost back as the Washington Commanders gear up for their opening training camp practice on July 27. This is the first of 12 sessions that will be open to the public, with Ron Rivera's men also making the trip to Maryland for joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens before their 2023 season opener against the Arizona Cardinals.

Before then, among the stories causing conversation recently include Sam Howell's tendancies, Josh Harris' sleepless nights, the Commanders bringing in another kicker for camp competition, and Andrew Norwell finally getting his marching orders.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders release Andrew Norwell

With training camp on the immediate horizon, the Washington Commanders made an expected move byreleasing Andrew Nowell. This is something that was widely anticipated once the interior offensive lineman passed medicals, which frees up just over $4 million in salary-cap space to spend elsewhere.

Norwell linked up with Ron Rivera once again in 2022 free agency after a successful stint together with the Carolina Panthers, but he failed to provide the consistency needed. The former All-Pro gave up four sacks and conceded five penalties from 1,129 snaps during his one and only campaign in Washington, but the experienced figure should find work elsewhere providing there are no further complications on the health front.

As for the Commanders, they are moving forward with a revamped guard tandem of Saahdiq Charles and Sam Cosmi. Whether this improves matters remains to be seen.