Commanders News: Kareem Hunt, Kirk Cousins, Magic Johnson and pressure

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Which Washington Commanders' news stories are hitting the headlines with only nine days left until the NFL owners meet to approve the franchise's sale?

We are now in single-digit days before the Washington Commanders finally get rid of Dan Snyder once and for all. July 20 is fast approaching, which is a landmark day in franchise history and one that will see Josh Harris' ownership group formally get their $6.05 billion transaction approved by other NFL owners.

To say excitement is building would be an understatement. Until then, among the stories causing debate recently include Magic Johnson making friends, former Commanders quarterback Kirk Cousins set for screen stardom, the pressure under new ownership, and why potential target Kareem Hunt remains unsigned.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Pending Commanders minority owner making new friends

While some within Josh Harris' ownership group have invested more, Magic Johnson's status and how he's revered around the sporting world makes him an integral part of the investment team. He'll be the recognizable face initially, which adds another layer of intrigue and something that provides confidence given his success with the Los Angeles Dodgers among others.

Johnson is currently on vacation, resting up before the hard work starts later this month. The Pro Basketball Hall of Famer posted some pictures from Italy, which also featured legendary play-by-play caller Al Michaels and Jeff Lurie, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fraternizing with the enemy was no doubt a coincidence. But you can bet your bottom dollar that the Commanders and Johnson's role came up - perhaps even receiving some worthwhile advice along the way.