Which Washington Commanders news stories are making headlines as fresh details emerge about when the franchise's $6.05 billion sale could be approved?
As the Washington Commanders embark on summer break before their annual training camp in Ashburn, all eyes are slowly turning to the Josh Harris group's bid to get their $6.05 billion purchase confirmed. Something that would spark scenes of mass celebration across the fanbase and instantly install a level of hope not seen for more than two decades.
Among the stories causing conversation recently include Josh Harris making alterations to the financial documentation, potential dates for the formal vote, Darrick Forrest receiving recognition, and Emmanuel Forbes' potential impact as a rookie.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders S Darrick Forrest gets recognition
The emergence of Darrick Forrest in 2022 was enormously encouraging. His rise into the starting lineup gave the Washington Commanders among the league's most dynamic young safety tandems alongside Kamren Curl, which could be a sign of great things to come for the duo moving forward.
Forrest was a surprise nobody outside of the Commanders saw coming. Something that was recognized by Doug Farrar from USA Today Sports, who named the former Cincinnati stud to his All-Underrated Team heading into the 2023 season.
"Perhaps the most encouraging thing about [Darrick] Forrest’s 2022 season is how much he improved as it went along. He was in a bit over his skis to start, and that resulted in some out-of-position busts against the run and the pass. But as things progressed, Forrest became much more of the kind of deep-third player who could be trusted to make the big play at the right time. This athletic interception of a Jalen Hurts deep attempt to A.J. Brown in Week 10 is one such example."- Doug Farrar, USA Today Sports
This was Forrest finally getting the recognition he deserves. But if the defensive back continues improving heading into Year 3 of his professional career, it won't be long before the 2021 fifth-round pick becomes a household name.