Commanders news: Logan Thomas, Sam Howell, Terry McLaurin and draft joy

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Logan Thomas' reflection

There is a sense of going through the motions across the Washington Commanders as everyone waits for what comes next. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that huge alterations to the staffing infrastructure are coming once the campaign finishes. This will have a ripple effect on the playing side of things once the new hires have been confirmed.

This is not going unnoticed by those within the locker room. Tight end Logan Thomas is planning to savor the moment of Washington's season finale against the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field based on comments via Ben Standig of The Athletic. After that, it's a case of wait-and-see regarding his future.

"I'm just trying to enjoy the time with my guys in this locker room … Just cherish it because it's going to be completely different next year when it rolls around."

Logan Thomas via X/Twitter

Thomas has one year remaining on his deal and looks like a prime salary-cap cut candidate. Much will depend on how the new coaching staff and front office see things, but the $6.56 million in savings attached to his early release is a tempting proposition for a rebuilding organization.

It's all part of the NFL's cutthroat business-first approach. Thomas is a dependable veteran and leader. That should be enough to find alternative employment if the Commanders end up cutting ties.