Commanders News: Sam Howell, Jacoby Brissett, Carson Wentz and Kazmeir Allen

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines and those across the United States honor those who've sacrificed during Memorial Day?

As we pay respects to military heroes for Memorial Day, the Washington Commanders embark on another week that will see players and coaches come together for the second stage of organized team activities. These will run from May 30 until June 1 and could provide a broader insight into which individuals are making early impressions on Ron Rivera and his staff.

Among the stories making waves in the lead-up to this week's sessions are Sam Howell's gamble, Jacoby Brissett's high ranking among all NFL backups, a potential lifeline for Carson Wentz, and Kazmeir Allen continuing to draw praise.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Former Commanders QB gets lifeline?

The situation between Jimmy Garoppolo and the Las Vegas Raiders took a concerning twist relating to a complication, failed medical, and a waiver in the quarterback's free-agent deal that makes the team exempt from financial commitments if the foot injury becomes more serious as revealed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

This had led many to speculate whether the Raiders could be in the market for another signal-caller if Garoppolo cannot recover in time for the 2023 season. Minority owner Tom Brady's name keeps coming up, but the most realistic option remaining on the market appears to be Carson Wentz.

The former No. 2 overall selection is still seeking alternative employment after his release by the Washington Commanders. He's reportedly looking to get back and has been training in Californa in readiness for another chance, which could come from the Raiders depending on what transpires with Garoppolo.