Commanders news: Kliff Kingsbury, Eric Bieniemy, Nick Chubb and TE plans

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as attention turns to this week's NFL Scouting Combine?

One of the most prominent dates on the pre-draft assessment calendar is officially upon us. Influential figures within the Washington Commanders and around the league descend on Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. More than 300 college hopefuls will go through testing, drills, and interviews in pursuit of boosting their stock. This is also a time when teams and agents begin to discuss contract extensions or potential trades.

Dan Quinn and Adam Peters will speak to the media this week, so there might be some clues about how the Commanders are going to approach their recruitment this offseason. Until then, the stories generating debate include the tight-end plan, Eric Bieniemy's stance, Kliff Kingsbury's focus, and a shock trade candidate being touted to improve Washington's running game.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders potential TE plan

One of the biggest problems the Washington Commanders must solve this offseason is how to improve their offense. Almost every group needs an overhaul. Those in power must also figure out a clear, concise plan for the quarterback position.

Nathaniel Marrero from Sports Illustrated touted the prospect of Washington taking a tight end at some stage during the 2024 NFL Draft. The writer highlighted Adam Peters being part of the front-office team that drafted George Kittle with the San Francisco 49ers as a primary reason.

"New general manager Adam Peters was part of the front office that drafted San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle in 2017, and he's been one of the best at the position since he joined the league. Versatility is likely what Peters is eying at the position, and he may be willing to wait for the right guy to land in his lap. Tight end is among the bevy of needs Washington has, so Peters taking one at some point should be expected in the 2024 NFL Draft."

Nathaniel Marrero, Sports Illustrated

Logan Thomas isn't getting any younger and looks like a salary-cap cut candidate this offseason despite the vast resources at Washington's disposal. With a new quarterback also potentially coming on board, pairing them with a promising rookie tight end could be the best route forward.