Commanders News: Sam Howell, Kendall Fuller, Josh Harris and Efe Obada

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

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Which Washington Commanders' news stories are making headlines as the team makes final plans for their preseason game versus the Baltimore Ravens?

The Washington Commanders and Baltimore Ravens have seen a lot of each other this week. Ron Rivera's men emerged from their joint practices in Maryland with a tremendous amount of credit against high-caliber opposition, which they are looking to build on when the two sides square off in Preseason Week 2 on ESPN's Monday Night Football.

Until then, among the stories causing debate recently include Sam Howell relishing the challenge, Efe Obada's progress, Kendall Fuller's competitive fire, and Josh Harris' ownership group continuing to make their presence felt.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders DE Efe Obada's progress

The Washington Commaders' defensive front is absolutely stacked with talent. Something that's been bolstered further with the return of Chase Young and Phidarian Mathis to the lineup after lengthy spells on the sidelines.

This might make things more difficult for others to make an impression. However, judging by Ron Rivera's comments surrounding Efe Obada via Sports Illustrated, the defensive end should have a rotational role to play in 2023.

"He's been solid. I mean, he's a guy that gives you a little versatility as well. Not just an outside guy, but he's also a three-technique on passing situations. Does a good job with his rushes."

Ron Rivera via Sports Illustrated

Obada has Rivera's complete trust and is renowned for doing more with less. There isn't a harder worker around and the boundless enthusiasm with which he approaches every snap is infectious to those around him.

It's a crowded room, obviously. But it would be a shock if Obada wasn't the team's primary rotational presence once again in 2023.