Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Eric Bieniemy, Brian Branch and Pro Bowl voting

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

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Ron Rivera at peace with Commanders tenure

Ron Rivera's future is the big talking point among Washington Commanders fans right now. The head coach is currently overseeing his fourth consecutive losing season after last Sunday't home thumping against the Miami Dolphins, which was full of the same problems that have blighted the organization under his leadership.

This wasn't the easiest job for Rivera to undertake. He wanted to get back into work quickly after being fired by the Carolina Panthers, but operating under Dan Snyder's dark cloud represented an opportunity most wouldn't touch after decades of disgrace.

There's also the small matter of Rivera's suspect roster building to consider. Whatever comes next for the former linebacker-turned-coach, Jeremy Fowler and John Keim of ESPN stated via sources that he is at peace with his accomplishments in Washington.

"Multiple team sources said they believe [Ron] Rivera is at peace with his tenure, a theme he alluded to in a Week 11 news conference. Four games remain for the front office, Rivera and his remaining players and coaches to prove themselves. The final two will come at FedEx Field against the San Francisco 49ers and the Cowboys, a pair of NFC teams headed for the playoffs and emblematic of the results Commanders fans expect Harris to deliver."

Jeremy Fowler and John Keim, ESPN

In truth, Rivera's fate is all but sealed. Josh Harris' ownership group wants to implement changes more in keeping with their ambitions for the future. Something that could leave the current head coach and many front office figures on the outside looking in once the 2023 season ends.

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