Commanders News: Sale optimism, schedule, Chase Young and Quan Martin

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as the team's fanbase found out what their 2023 season schedule will look like last night?

With the NFL schedule release and rookie minicamp getting underway yesterday. it's starting to feel more like the 2023 campaign is on the horizon. After an offseason of ongoing drama for the Washington Commanders, this represents a refreshing change of pace and a chance to focus on the most important thing above all else - matters between the lines.

Among the stories causing debate recently include optimism surrounding the Commanders' pending sale agreement despite some concerns, Ron Rivera hoping for a problem with Chase Young, Washington's schedule and their on-point video announcement, and Quan Martin's status.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Story No. 1

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Quan Martin excused from Commanders' rookie minicamp

While there was a sense of excitement regarding Quan Martin heading into the Washington Commanders' rookie minicamp, the versatile defensive back won't be in attendance. According to Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post, the team excused their second-round pick from activities as he deals with a family issue, which is far more important in the grand scheme of things.

"Ron Rivera excused second-round rookie Quan Martin from Commanders rookie minicamp. He's dealing with a personal family matter this weekend and will rejoin the team next week for Phase 2."

Nicki Jhabvala via Twitter

Martin will have to pick things up quickly upon joining the Commanders for OTAs. We wish him the very best in dealing with the matter.