Commanders News: Sam Howell, Kendall Fuller, Ron Rivera and Bill Belichick

Delving deeper into the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as preparations for Week 7 at the New York Giants reach their final stages?

The Washington Commanders are in their final stages of planning before traveling to the bright lights of New York (or New Jersey, to be precise) for their pivotal divisional clash with the Giants. This is a contest they can win if everyone meets expectations, but complacency cannot become an issue with such a heated rivalry between the two teams spanning decades.

Until then, the stories causing conversation include Ron Rivera's prospects of retaining his head coaching job beyond 2023, Kendall Fuller's status, Sam Howell on making adjustments, and speculation linking the Commanders with legendary figurehead Bill Belichick.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders CB Kendall Fuller's status

There's been a moderate level of concern this week surrounding cornerback Kendall Fuller. The veteran is performing at an extremely high level this season, so to see him miss a second consecutive day of practice with a knee issue.

Considering the growing pains rookie Emmanuel Forbes is currently going through, the Washington Commanders need Fuller more than ever. But the former third-round selection alleviated any worries by personally declaring in the locker room on Thursday that he'll be on the field in Week 7 at the New York Giants.

Obviously, if the medical staff has concerns, that won't be the case. However, Fuller knows his body better than anybody, so his confidence provides hope that he can suit up and make a lasting contribution.