Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as preparations gather pace for their Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins?
Speculation is mounting about what comes next for the Washington Commanders after the season. This is the main topic of discussion among the regional and national media, but it's easy to forget there are five games and a bye week to get through before some inevitable changes come to fruition.
For the staff and players, their focus will be on this weekend's game against the Miami Dolphins and nothing else. As preparations for the clash continue, the stories causing debate include the penny-dropping with Sam Howell, Ron Rivera sharing a story about former assistant Mike McDaniel, former Washington star Desean Jackson calling it a day, and Josh Harris on the team's new stadium plans.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Desean Jackson calls it a career
One of the best deep ball merchants of all time has hung up his cleats for good. Desean Jackson officially retired after 15 seasons as an NFL wide receiver and kick returner, three of which he spent in Washington from 2013 until after the 2016 campaign.
Jackson is a three-time Pro Bowler who took the league by storm after the Philadelphia Eagles selected him No. 49 overall in the 2008 NFL Draft out of California. His big-money move to Washington came with two 1,000-yard receiving seasons and 14 touchdowns, which was decent output before moving on to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He also returned kicks with supreme efficiency in two of his three seasons in Washington. Jackson was nothing short of electrifying when healthy and although he retires an Eagle, we wish him all the best moving forward.