Commanders News: Logan Thomas, Charles Leno Jr., Emmanuel Forbes and transactions

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Which Washington Commanders' news stories are hitting the headlines as players and coaches get set for another day of organized team activities?

It certainly wasn't quiet for the Washington Commanders following Memorial Day weekend. Players got back down to business to begin their second official series of OTAs and the primary decision-makers made a series of transactions with the team's training camp around the corner.

Of course, this continues to bring its fair share of column inches. Among the stories causing discussion recently include Logan Thomas catching the eye, Emmanuel Forbes drawing praise from a former NFL general manager, Ron Rivera on offensive tackle Charles Leno Jr., and one surprise highlighting a number of comings and goings in Washington on Tuesday.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders TE Logan Thomas continues to impress

The Washington Commanders need Logan Thomas to produce the goods more than ever in 2023. Any hopes the coaching staff had for Armani Rogers' development are in tatters after the promising tight end tore his Achilles, so the veteran must put a consistent run of games together and come up with the numbers needed within Eric Bieniemy's scheme.

All signs point to Thomas being healthy and ready to rock. The early impressions coming out of OTAs are nothing but positive, with the former quarterback looking sharp and developing some nice chemistry with Sam Howell for good measure.

Of course, Thomas has had trouble staying fit and lacked consistency last season. However, there were other mitigating circumstances involved and the Commanders feel like he can return to the form of old with better options around him.