Commanders news: Sam Howell, Ron Rivera, Joe Hortiz and Black Monday

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

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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines after their Week 18 loss against the Dallas Cowboys?

The Washington Commanders ended the campaign with an expected loss at home to the Dallas Cowboys. There was a brief glimmer of hope during the opening exchanges, but it didn't take long for the newly crowned NFC East champions to show their class and send head coach Ron Rivera into the sunset with a 13th defeat from a horrifying 2023 season.

It's Black Monday and change is coming. While we eagerly await further developments, the stories causing debate include Sam Howell's assessment, Ron Rivera's final thoughts, a potential general manager candidate coming to the forefront, and what to expect in the coming hours.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders expected to be busy on Black Monday

After a period of assessing the football operation, Josh Harris' ownership group is ready to implement significant alterations in the hope of taking the Washington Commanders forward. Black Monday is expected to be a busy one for the organization, with several key staff members set to get their marching orders after another underwhelming campaign.

Multiple reports suggest Ron Rivera will be first out of the door this morning. Other coaches will follow. General manager Martin Mayhew is also set to receive bad news regarding his future as Harris and his wealthy team of investors opt for a hard reset.

The writing's been on the wall for weeks. Now, the moment has arrived at long last. Something that represents the beginning of a hopefully prosperous new era for the Commanders.

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