Commanders news: Sam Howell, Brian Robinson, Brandon Aiyuk and power moves

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

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Commanders power moves

The Washington Commanders are leaving no stone unturned to find the right people capable of putting their ambitious plans into action. Josh Harris' ownership group is backing these power moves financially. More acquisitions raised eyebrows on Wednesday.

Adam Peters pulled off a coup by luring Lance Newmark from the Detroit Lions to become their new assistant general manager. The respected front-office figure was seen as a leading figure behind the scenes during the NFC North team's rise from obscurity. He'll now work for similar success in Washington.

"Lance is someone that I have known and respected in the scouting community my entire career. He is a highly respected talent evaluator and a great leader who will fit perfectly into what we're building here in Washington. I want to thank Brad Holmes and the Lions organization for being first class in working with us on the process of bringing Lance to the DMV. Lance is a phenomenal person, and he will immediately elevate our overall personnel function here at the Commanders. It is my absolute pleasure to welcome Lance and his family to Washington."

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Marty Hurney and Martin Mayhew will remain on board in different roles. This keeps a sense of continuity heading into a pivotal offseason for the franchise. If that wasn't enough, the Commanders got themselves more prolific coaches to work under Dan Quinn.

Tom Donatell joins as the team's defensive backs coach. The Commanders also secured the services of Anthony Lynn, a former head coach who recently held the position of San Francisco 49ers run game coordinator. While these coaches have to mesh together, the potential is there for all to see.