Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Sam Howell, Nick Gates and training camp

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Which Washington Commanders' news stories are hitting the headlines as the countdown continues towards training camp and the franchise sale approval?

Good morning Washington Commanders fans. The rising of the sun marks another date chalked off before owners sit down to vote on Josh Harris' ownership group's $6.05 billion purchase, with training camp also on the horizon as preparations gather pace for the 2023 campaign.

This might be the proverbial downtime, but there is no such thing where the NFL is concerned. Among the topics causing headlines recently include Sam Howell's comparison, the future of Washington's training camp moving forward, Nick Gates ranked among other NFL centers, and when Ron Rivera could be fired.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders training camp future

The Washington Commanders changed their model for training camp by moving from Richmond, where there was an agreement in place that costs taxpayers $700,000 every year until 2033. Those in power moved to Ashburn and according to Richmond Economic Development Authority board chair John Molster via Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Despatch, it doesn't appear as if the plan is going to switch again despite the presence of new owners coming into the fold.

"That ship has sailed. There are no plans for them to come back for the camp."

John Molster via Richmond Times-Despatch

The Commanders have made it clear to keep a presence in Richmond via community-based projects. But a series of political back and forths representing power plays eventually left the organization with no alternative other than to explore an alternative.

Ashburn is a prominent location and a wonderful camp host. This looks set to continue next month with many fascinating layers attached for those in attendance to monitor.