Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as the team finalizes preparations for Preseason Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens?
Today marks the final official day of training camp for the Washington Commanders. It's been a successful few weeks for Ron Rivera's men, who've built some real momentum and look right on the cusp of something special at an important stage of their planning before the 2023 campaign gets underway against the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx Field.
Of course, the news and rumors remain plentiful heading into Washington's second preseason contest versus the Baltimore Ravens on ESPN's Monday Night Football. Among the stories causing conversation include Sam Howell's mindset, Chase Young's status, Kamren Curl getting praise from a teammate within the secondary, and Dwayne Haskins' family receiving some closure.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Dwayne Haskins' family's partial settlement
The family of Dwayne Haskins reached a partial settlement regarding their action against the driver, owner, and broker of the truck that struck and killed the former Washington Commanders quarterback. His estate alleges reckless driving and speeding among other things that played a part in his tragic passing at 24 years old, with 10 other defendants remaining in the case according to lawyer Rick Ellsley via the Associated Press and ESPN.
"The suit says the pickup truck Haskins had rented had a mechanical defect that caused it to run out of gas. The family also alleges that the state highway department didn't properly maintain and light the road, or post a lower speed limit while construction work was being done. The family claims a temporary sign blocked visibility on the highway. The Associated Press is not naming the individuals and businesses Haskins' family are suing because no criminal charges have been filed against any of them and there is nothing yet filed in court substantiating any of the claims."- Associated Press via ESPN
This provides the family with some closure, although there are still issues to resolve before the matter gets full completion. They are looking to hold people accountable and get justice for Haskins, who was a college phenom at Ohio State before becoming Washington's first-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.