Commanders News: QB confusion, Ron Rivera, roster moves and Week 17

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines ahead of this afternoon's game against the San Francisco 49ers?

Another game day arrives and it's daunting for the Washington Commanders. It's been another eventful week that didn't slow down on Saturday. There is more confusion than ever surrounding this squad, which reflects poorly on head coach Ron Rivera with just two regular season contests remaining before his fate is sealed.

There was a lot to unpack for a weekend, that's for sure. The stories causing debate include roster moves, quarterback confusion, Rivera's future beyond the current campaign, and everything you need to know ahead of Week 17.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders roster moves

It was a busy day of transactions for the Washington Commanders on Saturday. Several established figures were placed on injured reserve, three were signed from the practice squad, and two more got elevated for Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Percy Butler, Charles Leno Jr., and Tyler Larsen - Injured reserve
  • Tucker Addington, Alex Akingbulu, and Jake Fromm - Signed from the practice squad
  • Sean Chandler and Nick Whiteside II - Elevated from the practice squad

With nothing to play for over the next two games other than pride, risking further injury to veteran players doesn't seem smart. The signing of a quarterback to the 53-man roster in Fromm only casts further doubt on Jacoby Brissett's participation after being named the starter.

It's all a bit chaotic, in all honesty. That's what the Commanders have descended into during the fourth season with Rivera at the helm.