Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Jacoby Brissett, Jahan Dotson and Chase Young

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as Ron Rivera's men get set for joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens this week?

Another week begins for the Washington Commanders and it's an important one as preparations for the 2023 season continue. Ron Rivera's squad travel to the Baltimore Ravens for joint practices in the coming days, which will be a solid measuring stick against an experienced outfit that harbors postseason ambitions next season.

Until then, among the stories causing conversation recently include Rivera on the benefits of joint practices, Jacoby Brissett's assessment, the notable difference in Chase Young, and Jahan Dotson's route-running gets a glowing comparison.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders QB Jacoby Brissett's assessment

While Sam Howell got the hype as QB1, the Washington Commanders' preseason opener at the Cleveland Browns was an instant reunion between Jacoby Brissett and his former team. The veteran signal-caller performed well for the AFC North side last season until Deshaun Watson returned from his lengthy suspension, earning one of the league's high QBRs and proving to be a dependable asset under center.

When discussing his return to Cleveland, Brissett said via Sports Illustrated that it was a fantastic feeling to be back. Although there were some things to correct, the player was pleased with his display overall.

"It was good, hearing a lot of the fans cheering, that was awesome. [I] felt good about everything, coming in, team finding a way to get a win in the first preseason game. Felt like we did a lot of nice things, but obviously a lot of things to clean up."

Jacoby Brissett via Sports Illustrated

In an ideal world, Brissett won't see the field in 2023. The Commanders are placing all their faith in Howell to provide the improvements needed, but those in power were absolutely right to bring in a solid insurance policy that can mentor the former fifth-round selection throughout his transition.