Commanders News: Ron Rivera, Terry McLaurin, Sam Howell and Jamison Crowder

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Commanders WR Terry McLaurin's status

Although there is a real sense of excitement surrounding the Washington Commanders under Josh Harris' ownership group this season, some concern surrounds the statuses of two influential figures heading into their Week 1 clash against the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx Field.

Head coach Ron Rivera didn't have much to say regarding specific players ahead of the team's first injury report on Wednesday. He wasn't going to give the Cardinals any head start in preparations one way or another, but things should become a little clearer in the coming hours.

Stud wide receiver Terry McLaurin is one whose status is in doubt after suffering a turf toe during Washington's preseason win over the Baltimore Ravens. But according to Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post, the former third-round pick is hoping to participate despite the Commanders taking things one day at a time.

"Commanders WR Terry McLaurin (turf toe) is progressing in his recovery and is considered day to day, per sources. There’s hope he can play in the opener Sunday, but his status is still uncertain."

Nicki Jhabvala via X/Twitter

Chase Young is another awaiting good news regarding a serious stinger suffered several weeks ago. Losing both veterans would be a blow, but the Commanders should still have enough in their locker to dispose of a Cardinals team of which little is expected during the upcoming campaign.