Commanders news: Rick Spielman, Ben Johnson, Aaron Glenn and QB inevitability

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as their first round of head coaching interviews near their conclusion?

Judging by the published shortlist of head coaching candidates revealed by the Washington Commanders, their opening round of interviews is nearing its conclusion. This will be swiftly followed by Josh Harris, Adam Peters, and others sitting down to discuss options and hopefully, narrowing things down in pursuit of finding the right guy to take the franchise forward.

Something should become clearer over the next few days as fans get set for another afternoon of divisional wildcard action around the league. While we wait for more information, the stories causing debate include Aaron Glenn's chance to impress, Ben Johnson getting a glowing recommendation, the Commanders' upcoming quarterback inevitability, and Rick Spielman on his recent role.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders interview Aaron Glenn

Teams were frantically trying to fit in interviews with coaches still committed to their postseason objectives over the past few days. While many could view this as a distraction, it's unlikely any potential candidate will have taken any meeting until preparations for their team's upcoming challenge are almost or entirely complete.

The Washington Commanders got the chance to virtually interview Aaron Glenn as part of their ongoing assessments on Saturday, according to multiple reports. He's highly respected in league circles and could be ready for a major step up despite fierce competition during one of the most eventful coaching cycles in recent memory.

It won't be much longer before second interviews begin - if they're needed. That should tell us plenty about whether the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator made a big enough impression.