Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Jamin Davis, Brian Robinson Jr., and Montez Sweat

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 preparations begin for the team's Week 15 road game against the Los Angeles Rams?

It's been nice not to focus too much on the Washington Commanders from a fan perspective over the last week. The bye came with Ron Rivera's men going through some real complications. Whether the extended period of rest and reflection can bring a turnaround in fortunes over the next four games is another matter.

Business as usual has officially resumed heading into Week 15 at the Los Angeles Rams. With coaches and players back in the facility, the stories causing conversation include Ron Rivera looking for player input, Montez Sweat throwing shade on Washington's locker room culture, Jamin Davis suffering a blow, and Brian Robinson Jr. coming in for praise.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders lose Jamin Davis for the season

The Washington Commanders aren't exactly blessed with productive options in their linebacker room. It's a position group that's been ignored by Ron Rivera more often than not. Now, he'll be without the biggest investment he's made at the defensive second level since becoming head coach.

Washington confirmed that Jamin Davis will undergo shoulder surgery that rules him out for the rest of 2023. This is another blow and immediately turns the focus to whether the Commanders will pick up his fifth-year option next spring.

The former first-round pick out of Kentucky has been solid if not spectacular over the last two seasons. But with a new coaching regime likely coming into the fold, they'll probably decline his option and allow him to prove himself in the final year of his current contract in 2024.