Commanders News: Sam Howell, Terry McLaurin, Josh Harris and Ron Rivera

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

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Commanders owner Josh Harris' perception

There was no way Josh Harris was going to miss the first home game since his ownership group bought the Washington Commanders for a record $6.05 billion. He's been basking in the glory of rescuing the franchise from Dan Snyder's reign of terror and the players marked the occasion by snapping the longest-ever preseason unbeaten run in NFL history for good measure.

Harris did the rounds, greeting coaches, players, and Washington alumni. He also spent time in the booth with Troy Aikman and Joe Buck of ESPN, leading to a rather awkward handshake that went viral.

When speaking about how Harris is finding life as an NFL owner, the billionaire stated via Nicki Jhabvala from the Washington Post that he's still within the bedding-in period and is learning how things work over time. But it's clear that the new owner is feeling an enormous sense of anticipation about what this talented team might be able to accomplish next season.

"I'm watching, I'm learning. … It's a long season, but we're optimistic. And watching Sam out there…. I have a lot of faith in Sam and the team."

Josh Harris via X/Twitter

Ron Rivera recently revealed that he's been discussing potential extensions for specific players with Harris as part of their ongoing talks about the team's long-term vision. This is going to be a constant assessment in the coming months for the group, but the head coach and other influential figures are going to get a fair chance to prove themselves at the very least.