AP source: Steve Apostolopoulos joins bidding for CommandersMarch 22, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadian billionaire Steve Apostolopoulos has joined the bidding for the NFL’s Washington Commanders, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
AP source: Magic Johnson joins Harris’ bid for CommandersMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Magic Johnson has joined Josh Harris’ bid to buy the NFL’s Washington Commanders, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Jets sign versatile O-lineman Wes SchweitzerMarch 17, 2023 GMT
The Jets bolstered their depth on the offensive line by signing former Washington Commanders guard and center Wes Schweitzer on Thursday.
The signing of Schweitzer helps offset the losses of Dan Feeney, who agreed to a deal with Miami, and Nate Herbig, who signed with Pittsburgh.
AP source: Commanders signing veteran QB Jacoby BrissettMarch 15, 2023 GMT
Jacoby Brissett has agreed to terms with the Washington Commanders on a one-year contract worth $10 million with $8 million guaranteed, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
AP source: Commanders fire offensive line coach John MatskoMarch 14, 2023 GMT
The Washington Commanders have fired offensive line coach John Matsko, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not announced the move.
AP source: QB Heinicke returning home to sign with FalconsMarch 14, 2023 GMT
Setting up a competition at quarterback, the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with Taylor Heinicke on a two-year contract worth up to $20 million, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
Commanders begin offensive line overhaul with Wylie, GatesMarch 13, 2023 GMT
Defensive tackle Daron Payne is under contract long term, and now the Washington Commanders are starting to address their biggest need, the offensive line.
AP source: Commanders, DT Payne agree on $90M, 4-year dealMarch 12, 2023 GMT
The Washington Commanders are keeping Daron Payne around, thanks to the second-biggest contract for a defensive tackle behind only seven-time All-Pro Aaron Donald.
The Commanders agreed to terms with Payne on a four-year contract worth $90 million, with $60 million guaranteed, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
Vikings earn top mark in NFLPA player treatment surveyMarch 1, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings treat their players best, according to a new NFL Players Association survey.
The Washington Commanders have a long way to go.
The report, released Wednesday during the league's annual scouting combine, rated teams in eight categories — everything from meals and nutrition to training and travel — based on anonymous responses from about 1,300 players.
AP source: NFL owners to discuss Snyder at upcoming meetingFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder’s future is on the agenda for discussion at upcoming committee meetings in Florida ahead of the annual NFL meeting in Arizona in late March, according to a person familiar with the docket.
Commanders put franchise tag on defensive tackle Daron PayneFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
The Washington Commanders have put the franchise tag on Daron Payne, solving one of their biggest offseason problems by keeping the standout defensive tackle under contract following the best season of his NFL career.
Commanders release quarterback Carson Wentz after one seasonFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
The Washington Commanders released Carson Wentz on Monday, an expected move that puts an end to the one-season experiment with the veteran quarterback that did not work out.
Bieniemy takes next step as Commanders offensive coordinatorFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Eric Bieniemy knew he was almost certainly leaving the Kansas City Chiefs before they won a second Super Bowl in four years.
After interviewing 16 times for 15 different NFL head coaching jobs in past years, he also knew this time he probably was not getting another look to run a team.
Commanders announce Bieniemy as OC, assistant head coachFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
Eric Bieniemy has agreed to be the Washington Commanders’ offensive coordinator and assistant head coach, the team announced Saturday.
AP source: Commanders finalizing hire of Bieniemy as OCFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
Eric Bieniemy is finalizing terms of a deal to become the Washington Commanders' offensive coordinator and assistant head coach, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal was not yet completed.
Derek Carr hits open market after release from RaidersFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Quarterback Derek Carr was released by the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday as the club evaluates its future at the position.
Virginia House, Senate budgets conflict on tax cutsFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate and House of Delegates on Thursday passed competing budget bills, documents that lawmakers will have to meld into a compromise in the coming weeks before a spending plan goes to Republican Gov.
NFL Commissioner Goodell tackles diversity, concussionsFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — From diversity to concussions, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated the league is still looking for improvement.
As for officiating, he says: “it’s never been better.”
Goodell addressed those topics and more, including the Washington Commanders’ investigation, flex scheduling and international play in his annual Super Bowl news conference Wednesday.
Washington coach Rivera wins NFL’s Salute to Service AwardFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Ron Rivera’s dad served in the United States Army for 32 years.
So for the coach of the Washington Commanders, winning the NFL’s Salute to Service Award was extra special.
The award honors league personnel who take tangible steps to honor and support military communities.
Rivera: Howell goes into spring as Commanders’ starting QBFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Sam Howell is going into offseason workouts as the Washington Commanders ' starting quarterback, coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday.
Schottenheimer new Cowboys OC while McCarthy calls playsFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Brian Schottenheimer has been named offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys after serving the past season as a consultant for the team.
Coach Mike McCarthy announced the move Saturday, three days after team owner Jerry Jones said McCarthy is set to call plays in 2023 after the club parted ways with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.
Raiders hire former Commanders OC Scott TurnerFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Washington Commanders offensive coordinator Scott Turner is joining the Las Vegas Raiders' staff, likely helping oversee the passing game.
“I’m just happy to be a part of the staff and it’s obviously coach (Josh) McDaniels' deal, and I’m just going to be ready to contribute and help the best I can,” Turner said Friday.
Hall of Fame NFL executive Bobby Beathard dies at 86February 1, 2023 GMT
Bobby Beathard, the architect of four Super Bowl-winning teams with two different organizations during his lengthy tenure in football, has died.
Commanders talk to 49ers’ Lynn for offensive coordinator jobFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
The Washington Commanders are interviewing Anthony Lynn for their offensive coordinator vacancy.
Maryland board formally OKs developing area near FedEx FieldJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials on Wednesday voted to formally begin the process of issuing up to $400 million in bonds for developing an area around FedEx Field in Prince George's County.
Commanders’ Jennifer King to coach Senior Bowl running backsJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Washington Commanders assistant running backs coach Jennifer King will coach the position for the Senior Bowl.
King, who became the first Black female assistant position coach in NFL history after the 2020 season, will coach the National team running backs, the Senior Bowl announced on Thursday.
Bears Getsy, Raiders Graham to coach Senior Bowl teamsJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator Patrick Graham will serve as Senior Bowl head coaches.
The Senior Bowl said Wednesday that Getsy will coach the American team and Graham the National team in the Feb.
Commanders fire offensive coordinator Scott TurnerJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Scott Turner's at times curious play-calling and the underwhelming results that ultimately derailed the Washington Commanders season cost him his job as offensive coordinator.
Commanders go into offseason that could bring new owner, QBJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Missing the NFL playoffs and searching for a starting quarterback is a familiar position in Washington.
This offseason of uncertainty for the team now known as the Commanders features an added twist: the potential of an ownership change.
Prescott, Cowboys fall flat in Week 18 loss to CommandersJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Dak Prescott insisted the Dallas Cowboys were worried solely about their game against Washington and had no idea what was going on in Philadelphia with the other result they would need to win the division.
Commanders rookie QB Sam Howell beats Cowboys in NFL debutJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Sam Howell's first NFL pass became a touchdown, and Terry McLaurin promptly threw the ball into the stands in celebration.
Cowboys visit Commanders with chance to still win NFC EastJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
DALLAS (12-4) at WASHINGTON (7-8-1)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Cowboys by 7½
With top seed possible, Cowboys playing to win at WashingtonJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
Micah Parsons does not plan to be scoreboard-watching during the Dallas Cowboys' game at the Washington Commanders on Sunday.
Commanders to start rookie Sam Howell at QB vs. CowboysJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — It was never going to be Carson Wentz. It was almost Taylor Heinicke. Turns out it will be Sam Howell.
Watson gives Browns glimpse of future with 3-TD performanceJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson signed with the Browns back in March amid fanfare blended with controversy and curiosity.
He didn't really arrive until the second half Sunday.
Finally looking like the elite quarterback Cleveland mortgaged its future for, Watson threw three touchdown passes — two to Amari Cooper — after halftime as the Browns pushed Washington to the edge of playoff elimination with a 24-10 win over the Commanders.
Rivera won’t commit to Commanders starting QB vs. CowboysJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
Being out of playoff contention is not changing Ron Rivera's usual pattern of when he names his starting quarterback.
Wentz, Commanders lose to Browns, eliminated from contentionJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Fans booed Carson Wentz and chanted for Taylor Heinicke to no avail while it was becoming abundantly clear Ron Rivera's quarterback change backfired on the Washington Commanders.
Amari Cooper shows value to Browns with 2 TDs vs CommandersJanuary 1, 2023 GMT
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Just because Amari Cooper is no longer in the NFC East does not mean he's done tormenting the Washington Commanders.
Cooper had two touchdowns among his three catches and 105 yards receiving in the Cleveland Browns' 24-10 victory Sunday in a spoiler role against a team fighting to make the playoffs.
Vikings seek to complete regular-season sweep of PackersDecember 30, 2022 GMT
MINNESOTA (12-3) at GREEN BAY (7-8)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Packers by 3
Vikings have opportunity to hinder Packers’ playoff hopesDecember 30, 2022 GMT
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Two weeks after ending the Green Bay Packers’ three-year reign as NFC North champions, the Minnesota Vikings have a chance to give their division rival’s playoff hopes a devastating blow.
Analysis: With 1 more game, more teams in NFL playoff raceDecember 30, 2022 GMT
With two weeks remaining in the NFL season, only eight teams have been eliminated from the playoff race.
That’s why the league added a 17th game and a third wild-card team last year, plus the revenue gained by another game.
Curry, Henry, Kupp, Judge among most bet-on athletes of 2022December 30, 2022 GMT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Did you win money betting on Saint Peter's, the longest-of-longshots men's college basketball team that got to the Elite Eight in the national championship tournament this year?
Commanders host Browns hoping to stay in playoff raceDecember 30, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (6-9) at WASHINGTON (7-7-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Commanders by 1½
Carson Wentz, Commanders continue playoff chase vs. BrownsDecember 29, 2022 GMT
ASHBURN, Va.. (AP) — After getting into the thick of the playoff race, the Washington Commanders' three-game winless skid put them in what seems like a straightforward position.
Commanders turn to Wentz to start Week 17 game vs. BrownsDecember 28, 2022 GMT
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Looking to reinvigorate their offense that has become stagnant, the Washington Commanders are turning back to Carson Wentz at quarterback for a crucial late-season game with their playoff hopes hanging in the balance.
Browns DE Jadeveon Clowney back from concussion, practicingDecember 28, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was back at practice Wednesday after missing one game with a concussion while starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. sat out with a back issue.
Curl’s absence hurts Commanders, even with Young’s returnDecember 26, 2022 GMT
Chase Young was supposed to boost Washington's defense when he made his season debut, and he did, but the Commanders found out the hard way how much they need a key member of the secondary.
Back-to-back losses leave Commanders in QB quandaryDecember 25, 2022 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Back-to-back losses haven't knocked Washington out of playoff position just yet.
The question is which quarterback coach Ron Rivera will turn to to get the Commanders into the postseason.
Purdy leads 49ers past Commanders 37-20 for 8th straight winDecember 25, 2022 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Brock Purdy shook off a sluggish first half and did what he has done since taking over as starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers: He delivered big plays.
Purdy threw two more long touchdown passes to George Kittle and the 49ers beat the Washington Commanders 37-20 on Saturday for their eighth straight win.
Commanders cling to playoffs heading into meeting with 49ersDecember 22, 2022 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The stakes for the San Francisco 49ers down the stretch of the season aren't particularly high after they clinched the NFC West last week.
The Niners are most likely slotted into either the second or third seed in the NFC with a possible second-round home playoff game in the balance.
49ers seek 8th straight win when hosting CommandersDecember 22, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (7-6-1) at SAN FRANCISCO (10-4)
Saturday, 4:05 p.m. EST, CBS
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: 49ers by 7 1/2.
Sports unraveled, collided with politics, racism in 2022December 22, 2022 GMT
The unspoken deal between sports fans and their favorite teams and players has been, in theory: Sure, there are billions of dollars being thrown around, but at the core, sports are supposed to be fun and games, a never-ending menu of two- or three-hour escapes into a land of winners and losers where nobody really gets hurt.
Giants’ playoff hopes are brighter after win over CommandersDecember 20, 2022 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After weeks of concern the New York Giants were letting the season slip away after a 6-1 start, their dreams of making the playoffs for the first time since 2016 are very much alive.
Stalling in red zone is hurting Commanders’ playoff chancesDecember 20, 2022 GMT
After more red zone struggles cost the Washington Commanders, Taylor Heinicke couldn't put his finger on what was causing the offense to stall at inopportune times.
QB rushing mark in sight for Bears’ Fields with 3 games leftDecember 20, 2022 GMT
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields insisted he doesn't plan to make 1,000-yard rushing seasons a regular occurrence. The single-season record for a quarterback is in sight, and he'll gladly take it if he can get it.
Commanders question officiating decisions in loss to GiantsDecember 19, 2022 GMT
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — No flag being thrown for defensive pass interference on Washington's fourth-and-goal play in the final minute of a loss to the New York Giants was just one of the officiating decisions the Commanders were unhappy about.
2 fumbles by Heinicke hinder Commanders in loss to GiantsDecember 19, 2022 GMT
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Backed up at their own 10-yard line after a holding penalty in the first half of a game with little offense, the Washington Commanders curiously — and dangerously — went with an empty backfield.
Giants beat Commanders in prime time to end winless streakDecember 19, 2022 GMT
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Prime time finally likes the New York Giants, and now they're a huge step closer to making the playoffs.
2022 Notebook: Retrenchment in fight for racial justiceDecember 16, 2022 GMT
THE BACKGROUND: The story of racial equity in the United States took many forms in 2022, and reporters for The Associated Press found novel ways to bring new issues to light, including fallout from the reckoning over police violence, tribal rights and justice, and a new wave of antisemitism.
Commanders, Giants meet again after tie with much at stakeDecember 15, 2022 GMT
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke watched the UFC main event last weekend end in a tie and was reminded of the same sinking feeling he and the Washington Commanders got the last time they played the New York Giants.
Commanders and Giants meet again, fighting for playoff spotDecember 15, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK GIANTS (7-5-1) at WASHINGTON (7-5-1)
Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Commanders by 4
Colts’ Irsay isn’t ready to oust Snyder, wants discussionDecember 15, 2022 GMT
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said Wednesday he isn't ready to oust Daniel Snyder as owner of the Washington Commanders and wants to discuss the possibility with other NFL owners.
It’s time for the skidding Giants to step up and get a winDecember 12, 2022 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — For most of the season, there has been talk about the New York Giants getting back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
The postseason picture was bright when the franchise got off to a 6-1 start under rookie coach Brian Daboll.
House report: Snyder had role in ‘toxic’ Commanders cultureDecember 8, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Commanders created a “toxic work culture” for more than two decades, “ignoring and downplaying sexual misconduct" and what former female employees described as hundreds of instances of sexual harassment by men at the top levels of the organization, according to a report published Thursday by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Commanders in playoff hunt, following typical Rivera scriptDecember 8, 2022 GMT
Ron Rivera may have sounded a little delusional after the Washington Commanders lost for the fourth time in five games to start the season.
Giants let winnable game slip away in tie vs. CommandersDecember 6, 2022 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are showing signs of cracking with five games left in the regular season and the playoffs on the line.
Record-wise, coach Brian Daboll's team is in the second of three wild-card spots with a 7-4-1 mark, just ahead of Seattle (7-5).
Dolphins at Bills highlights 3-game Week 15 Saturday slateDecember 5, 2022 GMT
The NFL will feature three current division leaders playing on Saturday, Dec. 17, and highlighted by the Buffalo Bills hosting the Miami Dolphins in a prime-time showdown that could go far in determining who wins the AFC East.
Tie against Giants shows Commanders’ slim margin for errorDecember 5, 2022 GMT
After a recent Washington Commanders victory, Montez Sweat said he and his teammates were “built” for close games and handling adversity.
Giants C Feliciano rips officials for taunting call in tieDecember 5, 2022 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ticked off about a fourth-quarter taunting penalty, New York Giants center Jon Feliciano ripped the officials after a 20-all tie with the Washington Commanders on Sunday.
Giants, Commanders flummoxed by tie amid playoff chaseDecember 4, 2022 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Walking off the field after a 20-all tie was a novel experience for most of the Washington Commanders and New York Giants. None of them seemed to like it.
Commanders coach Ron Rivera was at a loss for words.
Commanders go for 4th straight win against skidding GiantsDecember 2, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (7-5) at NEW YORK GIANTS (7-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Commanders by 1½
Steelers face Falcons looking for 1st winning streak of 2022December 1, 2022 GMT
PITTSBURGH (4-7) at ATLANTA (5-7)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Steelers by 1 1/2
Steelers go for first winning streak of season vs FalconsDecember 1, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing out the season with some very un-Steelers-like goals.
A winning streak would be a start.
Perhaps a late spurt to avoid coach Mike Tomlin's first losing season.
Giants getting healthier ahead of matchup with CommandersNovember 29, 2022 GMT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are returning from their extended Thanksgiving break and they are getting reinforcements for their crucial game against the streaking Washington Commanders.
Analysis: Some of NFL’s best Week 12 drama was off the fieldNovember 29, 2022 GMT
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Threatening to overshadow an intoxicating weekend in the NFL that began with a trio of Thanksgiving classics and included two successful do-or-die 2-point conversions was all the drama that happened off the field in Week 12.
Falcons not as fortunate in one-possession games this seasonNovember 28, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, the Atlanta Falcons are 5-7 and still in the hunt for the NFC South title.
The reality is they could be so much better if they weren’t 4-5 in one-possession games.
Commanders run game lets Heinicke be himself and win gamesNovember 28, 2022 GMT
When the subject of Taylor Heinicke 's quarterback play came up after the latest Washington Commanders win, coach Ron Rivera summed it up pretty succinctly.
Hurts sets Eagles rushing record for QB in win over PackersNovember 28, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts ran for 157 yards to set an Eagles record for a quarterback, and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers suffered an oblique injury in Philadelphia’s 40-33 victory over Green Bay on Sunday night.
Commanders unveil Sean Taylor memorial 15 years since deathNovember 27, 2022 GMT
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Washington Commanders unveiled a helmet, No. 21 jersey, pants and cleats stood up in mannequin form as a memorial to Sean Taylor on Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the late safety's death.
Commanders outrun Falcons, intercept Mariota in 19-13 winNovember 27, 2022 GMT
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — After running all over the Atlanta Falcons in what has become their offensive identity, the Washington Commanders got one last crucial play from their stout defense to preserve another important victory.