Commanders News: Magic Johnson, Sam Cosmi, Eric Bieniemy and Robert Griffin III

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines with just two days remaining until their Week 1 opener against the Arizona Cardinals?

The weekend is almost upon us and the NFL regular season got off to a hot start thanks to a shocking win for the Detroit Lions at the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Truth be told, excitement couldn't be much higher ahead of what promises to be an emotionally charged afternoon for everyone associated with the Washington Commanders on Sunday.

Until this monumental sold-out game at FedEx Field, the stories generating column inches include Robert Griffin III's emotional return, Eric Bieniemy's mindset, Sam Cosmi embracing the differences, and Magic Johnson's hopes entering the 2023 campaign.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders set to welcome Robert Griffin III in Week 1

One of the most important factors identified by Josh Harris' ownership group since buying the Washington Commanders centered on improving relationships. They want the franchise to become a strong community force once again and influential figures wasted no time in building bridges with former players that wanted nothing to do with the organization under Dan Snyder's reign of terror.

Another fine example of this came with the announcement that Robert Griffin III will be a special guest at FedEx Field against the Arizona Cardinals. Their former first-round selection was highly critical of the previous owner but seems to be right on board with what Harris and his wealthy team of investors have planned in the short and long term.

It'll be great to see Griffin in Washington once again and he's sure to get a good reception from the sold-out crowd in attendance. Hopefully, the team's next great hope under center can show out and send everyone home happy.