Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as preparations continue for their Week 16 trip to the New York Jets?
Plowing through and maintaining a level of professionalism is something the Washington Commanders have to accomplish to finish their season on a high. Easier said than done in the circumstances. One could even argue losing out is much better for their future hopes - especially where the 2024 NFL Draft is concerned.
Is there any fight left? Time will tell on that one. Until then, the stories accumulating column inches include Sam Howell's defiance, Terrell Burgess' ambitions, Jonathan Allen's frank assessment about where it all went wrong for the Commanders in 2023, and some early injury news heading into Week 15 at the New York Jets.
Let's delve into each topic in more detail.
Commanders dealing with injuries
We are in the business end of the season. Almost every player around the league is fighting through various aches and pains. This is something the Washington Commanders are also navigating with three games remaining.
A few notable names turned up on the opening injury report on Wednesday. Starting running back Brian Robinson Jr. is still working his way back from a hamstring complication. Center Tyler Larsen was also absent with a knee complication suffered in Week 15 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Veteran left tackle Charles Leno Jr. sat out thanks to a calf issue, which is worth monitoring as the week progresses. Jonathan Williams is currently in the NFL's concussion protocol. We'll keep an eye on developments in the days leading up to Washington's latest engagement at the New York Jets this weekend.