Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines on the eve of their ESPN Monday Night Football preseason game?
With momentum continuing to build around the Washington Commanders after an outstanding preparation period so far, another big obstacle is in their path on Monday night when Ron Rivera's men lock horns again with the Baltimore Ravens. This comes on the back of two worthwhile joint practices that threatened to get out of hand but benefitted both organizations greatly.
Until then, the stories causing conversation include Jonathan Allen's injury, whether Logan Thomas will be ready for Week 1, Dyami Brown on the upcoming Commanders preseason clash, and Sam Howell earning the right to become QB1.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders DT Jonathan Allen's injury
There are a few problems on the injury front where the Washington Commanders are concerned heading into Preseason Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens at FedEx Field. Ron Rivera and his staff are erring on the side of caution with everybody, which is understandable considering nothing can be gained from maximizing risks when there's nothing really at stake.
One of the more concerning complications surrounds stud defensive tackle Jonathan Allen. Rivera revealed that the former first-round selection out of Alabama is dealing with plantar fasciitis, although the head coach was keen to point out that it wasn't thought to be serious.
Allen won't be risked over Washington's remaining preseason games. But as long as he's ready to resume his formidable partnership with Daron Payne on the defensive line interior, nobody will care.