Commanders News: Sam Howell, Terry McLaurin, Efe Obada and Week 6

Examining the latest Commanders news and rumors from around the media.
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Which Washington Commanders news stories are hitting the headlines as the team gears up for their game at the Atlanta Falcons this afternoon?

It's game day!

The Washington Commanders look to end their concerning losing streak in Week 6 when they travel to the Atlanta Falcons. Arthur Smith's men have some dangerous weapons on both sides of the football, which makes it a difficult but winnable proposition for head coach Ron Rivera providing significant adjustments are made.

Until then, the stories causing conversation include Efe Obada's status, how sportsbooks are viewing Week 6, Terry McLaurin's professionalism and Sam Howell's performance levels ranked.

Let's delve into each topic in more detail.

Commanders DL Efe Obada's status

After missing the first five weeks through injury, it looks as if Efe Obada will be ready to go in Week 6 after officially being activated by the Washington Commanders. Just how many reps are given to the versatile defensive lineman remains to be seen, but having him available is a big boost nonetheless.

To make room for Obada, the Commanders released Abdulah Anderson. This came as a surprise to many given how much the veteran's flashed when called upon, but head coach Ron Rivera trusts the Nigerian-born player more than most after giving him his first taste of NFL life with the Carolina Panthers.

Washington's defense isn't exactly performing to lofty off-season expectations as yet. Hopefully, Obada's presence can assist Jack Del Rio's unit in some capacity.