Commanders news: Ron Rivera, Kyle Shanahan, QB confusion and Terry McLaurin

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 their season finale against the Dallas Cowboys?

Players and coaches return to the practice field today for the final game-week preparations of the 2023 season. It's also likely to be the last for Ron Rivera as Washington Commanders head coach as Josh Harris' ownership group gets ready to pull the trigger on their ambitious plans for the future.

The Dallas Cowboys will be striving for something special of their own, so they won't be doing Rivera any favors as he looks to end on a high. Until then, the stories causing conversation include Kyle Shanahan turning the page, quarterback confusion once again, Rivera's reflection heading out of the door, and Terry McLaurin looking to finish strongly before another dramatic offseason begins.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Kyle Shanahan turning the page

The Washington Commanders will always have a sense of what might have been with Kyle Shanahan. All signs pointed to the respected coach taking over when the time came. Unfortunately for fans, previous team owner Dan Snyder had other ideas.

When discussing his emotions after getting one over on the Commanders in Week 17, Shanahan seems to have turned the page on whatever bitterness he harbored about not getting his deserved promotion based on comments via Sports Illustrated. Everything worked out well for him, not so much for Washington.

"Totally different place here now and different people. Nothing's personal here anymore."

Kyle Shanahan via Sports Illustrated

Chalk this up as another what could have been under Snyder's reign of terror. He's no longer a problem and hopefully, Josh Harris' ownership group can find the right hires to take the Commanders forward.