Commanders News: Josh Harris, Sam Howell, Emmanuel Forbes and Terry McLaurin

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as the franchise's impending sale looks to be well on course to be officially confirmed?

There's been a welcome focus on football matters over the last fortnight as the Washington Commanders formally began their offseason workout schedule. However, many fans are eagerly awaiting the sale agreement that will confirm the dawning of an exciting new era without Dan Snyder's incompetence holding the team back.

It's a busy and exciting time with rumors and news headlines aplenty. Among the stories causing debate recently include Josh Harris' big date with the NFL's finance committee, Terry McLaurin receiving high praise, expectations for Sam Howell during the 2023 season, and the Commanders' infatuation with Emmanuel Forbes.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders almost traded up for Emmanuel Forbes

When the latest edition of the Commanders Log docuseries aired this week, it centered primarily on the 2023 NFL Draft and what went on within the war room. And it was evident right from the outset who those in power identified as their primary target.

Emmanuel Forbes captured the imagination of those in power throughout the evaluation process. The footage also revealed that the Commanders were considering a trade-up with the New England Patriots to ensure they got the opportunity to land the former Mississippi State stud.

As it turned out, an agreement couldn't be reached with Bill Belichick, but Forbes was there for the taking at No. 16 overall in any case. There were no discussions before the Commanders turned in their card, which sparked jubilation from defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, in particular.