Commanders News: Josh Harris, Terry McLaurin, Magic Johnson and Sam Howell

Taking a closer look at the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.
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Which Washington Commanders' news stories are hitting the headlines as the team prepares for their final preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals?

While some members of the Washington Commanders are still basking in the glory of ending the Baltimore Ravens' record-breaking preseason unbeaten run, there is no room for complacency. Especially considering those lower down the pecking order have one more opportunity to make an impression before final cuts arrive.

Until that moment against the Cincinnati Bengals at FedEx Field, the stories generating column inches include Josh Harris' plans for the new stadium, Magic Johnson's delight, Sam Howell's demeanor, and some good news on Terry McLaurin's status.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders owner Magic Johnson's delight

Considering this was a preseason game, it seemed to mean more. The result will be inconsequential further down the line, but breaking the Ravens' streak coupled with this being the first contest at FedEx Field without Dan Snyder as owner made this occasion a memorable one.

This sentiment was reflected by Magic Johnson. The Pro Basketball Hall of Famer and minority owner congratulated everyone associated with the franchise on social media, although he was eager to point out that this was only a warmup game when it's all said and done.

"I know it’s only preseason but the Commanders victory over the Ravens to end their NFL preseason win streak was a lot of fun for Commanders fans!"

Magic Johnson via Twitter/X

Much has been made about the level of celebration after the win. However, that's completely ignoring what has transpired over the last 24 years before Johnson, Josh Harris and their ownership group bought the Commanders for $6.05 billion.