Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines after their third-straight preseason triumph against the Cincinnati Bengals?
Even though the large majority of starters were rested, the Washington Commanders still managed to build on their recent momentum with a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at FedEx Field. This moved them to 3-0 for the preseason and gave Ron Rivera plenty of useful information ahead of some important roster decisions in the coming days.
Of course, it also brought some news and rumors for good measure. Among the stories generating waves include Rivera's assessment, Jason Wright on booming business, the Commanders being named as a potential destination for Will Grier, and Mitchell Tinsley on seizing the moment.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders president on booming business
It hasn't been easy to be a Washington Commanders fan over the last two decades. Dan Snyder ran the place into the ground with a poor football product and almost no investment behind the scenes, which cast them into the proverbial wilderness and left many disenchanted with how things were unfolding.
Now, the atmosphere is different. Snyder is gone and Josh Harris' ownership group has already set about improving the fan experience, becoming more engaged in team affairs, returning sponsors to their rightful place, and repairing relationships within the community in a relatively short space of time.
This is galvanizing everyone associated with the franchise - a sentiment echoed by team president Jason Wright, who stated on the TV broadcast via X that business is once again booming where the Commanders are concerned.
"We're back. We're back. … It's night and day — in the business and what you see on the field and, more importantly, the fans. They are back together and unified once again."- Jason Wright via X
It's a pretty bold statement - one that not many thought possible just a few short months ago. But there's absolutely no doubt FedEx Field is going to be electric in Week 1 for the first regular season contest without Snyder holding absolute power for 24 years.