Commanders News: Kamren Curl, Jahan Dotson, NFC East hopes and Terry McLaurin

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as the long weekend of celebration comes to an end and normality returns?

Good morning. We hope you're all feeling good and didn't overdo the 4th of July celebrations as the Washington Commanders move one day closer to having new ownership with the NFL approval date now a little more than two weeks away.

Until then, there is plenty of news and other engaging items to keep Commanders fans on their toes. Among the stories generating column inches recently include Kamren Curl's toughest opponents, Jahan Dotson honing his skills with some star names before training camp, Terry McLaurin's standing among other draft steals of the modern era, and the Commanders projected to have no chance of winning the NFC East by a leading FOX Sports analyst.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail

Commanders tipped to finish last in the NFC East

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the Washington Commanders face an uphill battle during the 2023 season. They reside in one of the league's most competitive divisions, have serious questions at the quarterback position, and the added pressure of new ownership means things are truly hanging in the balance.

There might not be any half-measures for the Commanders this year. Either they are going to surprise people and reach the postseason or Ron Rivera's men will fail spectacularly en route to potential landmark changes from the Josh Harris group in 2024.

When examining the NFC East heading into camp, Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports predicted the Commanders would finish last. Not exactly the boldest take considering all three other teams made the postseason last time around.

This seems to be the general consensus around the national media. Something that should serve as extra motivation for Rivera and his staff in pursuit of proving their doubters wrong.