Commanders news: Ron Rivera, Eric Bieniemy, injuries and Sam Howell

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Eric Bieniemy linked with NFC South

Eric Bieniemy's future is uncertain. The assistant head coach/offensive coordinator could be made surplus to requirements under a new staff. He could also finally get a well-deserved promotion after years of being overlooked.

Bieniemy went through countless interview processes without getting a top job. Having increased responsibilities with the Washington Commanders this season might help his cause. According to a recent report, another team is showing significant interest in the respected offensive mind.

NFL analyst Cam Marino stated the Atlanta Falcons could be a team to watch in the Bieniemy sweepstakes. Arthur Smith's future is hanging in the balance after another underwhelming campaign. If he's relieved of his duties, acquiring an offensive mind to propel a decent-looking offense missing a prolific quarterback to new heights represents a smart avenue to pursue.

Everything is under a cloud right now. Ron Rivera will likely be removed. Much will also depend on whether the new ownership group gives Bieniemy serious consideration for the head coaching role.

Either way, it seems as if the Commanders' underwhelming season hasn't impacted the way Bieniemy's credentials are being perceived around the league. He's been keen to focus on the immediate task at hand rather than anything long-term. Everything should become a little clearer for the play-caller in the coming weeks one way or another.