Commanders News: Sam Howell, elevations, Bill Belichick and Week 11

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines ahead of their game against the New York Giants this afternoon?

Another game day is upon us. For the Washington Commanders, their contest against the New York Giants represents a winnable fixture in front of a sold-out audience once again at FedEx Field, but complacency must not become an issue in pursuit of Ron Rivera's first divisional triumph of the campaign.

Before attention turns to matters on the field, the stories causing conversation include Sam Howell heading in the right direction, examining why Bill Belichick might be of interest to Josh Harris, practice squad elevations, and everything you need to know heading into Week 11.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders elevate two from the practice squad

With Antonio Gibson and James Smith-Williams missing this afternoon's game versus the New York Giants, it came as no surprise to see the Washington Commanders elevate running back Derrick Gore and defensive end Joshua Pryor from their practice squad. This solidifies depth in both positions, although whether either will see any meaningful time on the field remains to be seen.

Gore could get some looks given his previous connection to Eric Bieniemy from their time together on the Kansas City Chiefs. The Commanders were intrigued by what they saw from Pryor during the summer, so he could push his way into consideration given the team's lack of pass-rushing prowess without Chase Young and Montez Sweat.

Aside from the absences of Gibson and Smith-Williams, the Commanders have a relatively clean bill of health. All systems go.