Commanders News: Sam Howell, Emmanuel Forbes, Chase Young and Kazmeir Allen

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines with just a few short days until offseason workouts ramp up ahead of the 2023 campaign?

With all the hype surrounding the 2023 NFL Draft officially evaporated, Washington Commanders fans are turning their attention to a pair of other significant matters. These, of course, are the team's upcoming offseason workout schedule gathering pace and the pending sale of the franchise to a star-studded ownership group led by Josh Harris.

Among the stories causing discussion recently include an intriguing undrafted free agent signing, Chase Young's ambitions beyond the gridiron, the Commanders' plans for quarterback Sam Howell, and how SEC competition can help Emmanuel Forbes thrive as a rookie.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Story No. 1

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Commanders' intriguing UDFA named

Fighting from undrafted irrelevancy onto an NFL roster is a tough task. However, many current stars and Pro Football Hall of Famers achieved considerable success despite not hearing their name called.

The Commanders are giving plenty of hopefuls the opportunity to shine this summer. According to Curtis Leung of Last Word on Sports, wide receiver/kick returner Kazmeir Allen is the team's most intriguing.

"With Eric Bienemy at the helm, the Commanders could put Kazmeir Allen to good use. Allen is a gadget receiver who has experience in the backfield. He also has the makings of an elite kick returner. Bienemy could find a role for him like Skyy Moore and Kadarius Toney’s in Kansas City."

Curtis Leung, Last Word on Sports

Allen certainly has a lot of likable qualities. But carving out a role for himself within a stacked Commanders' wideout room that also has some decent kick returners is obviously a difficult proposition.