Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Brian Robinson, Sam Howell and Emmanuel Forbes

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are making headlines on the even of rookie minicamp finally getting underway for the franchse?

This is the last day those drafted by the Washington Commanders can bask in the glory of realizing their NFL dream. With the team's rookie minicamp beginning tomorrow, things are about to get serious for young hopefuls looking to force their way into plans next season and beyond.

And still, the news keeps churning. Among the topics generating discussion recently include Ron Rivera's touching tribute, Brian Robinson Jr. on Eric Bieniemy's impact, Dan Orlovsky's praise for Sam Howell, and Emmanuel Forbes being lauded by a former coach.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

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Dan Orlovsky's praise for Commanders QB Sam Howell

After months of speculation, the Washington Commanders are going through with their promise of providing Sam Howell with a shot at becoming the team's starting quarterback. Jacoby Brissett was acquired as an insurance policy, but all signs point to the former fifth-round selection being the guy under center heading into his sophomore campaign.

Howell got another confidence boost from quarterback turned ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky, who projected the one-time North Carolina star to be the Year 2 quarterback capable of great things next season.

The Commanders - and especially head coach Ron Rivera - will be hoping Orlovsky's premonition becomes reality. Because looking at the grand scheme of things, his job depends on it.