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

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Commanders WR Terry McLaurin's professionalism

Perhaps wide receiver Terry McLaurin hasn't put up the numbers many envisaged within Eric Bieniemy's offensive system through five weeks, but he remains an integral figure within the Washington Commanders. Something that's going to continue long into the future.

McLaurin's been at the forefront of rallying the troops in the immediate aftermath of Washington's heavy loss versus the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. When discussing the veteran recently, wide receivers coach Bobby Engram brought up his professionalism and fierce competitive edge while also highlighting the need to focus on what they can control based on comments via Sports Illustrated.

"Extremely competitive but professional in every way. He's a guy that wants to dominate on game day. All of our jobs often depend on the other guys on the field. I talk to them about what we can control? You control your releases, you control how you get open, you control catching a football, and let's just focus on the things that we can control. I think every great receiver has a little bit of selfishness in them in terms of, I want the ball, but I'm telling them it's never going to be detrimental to what we're trying to do as an offensive unit or a team."

Bobby Engram via Sports Illustrated

This is a time for big characters and a collective push forward in pursuit of getting the campaign back on track. McLaurin is someone that others will look to for counsel and inspiration, which is a responsibility the wideout takes incredibly seriously.