Rumor has it that the Chiefs are a “level of interest” in signing free agent quarterback Carson Wentz. … a piece of semi-news from Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
Wentz of course was a top pick by the Eagles who then had had back-to-back one-year terms with the Colts and then with the Commanders … and nothing every quite worked out.
The Chiefs’ QB2 spot may be a void. Carson Wentz – if he could ever realize his pedigree level – could fill that void as Patrick Mahomes’ backup. And suddenly, Wentz might be in line for another Super Bowl ring without really having to play for it.
AUG 24 COMMANDERS RIVAL GIANTS MAKE TRADE The New York Giants have traded a seventh-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals for former first-round linebacker/safety Isaiah Simmons, per reports from ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.
Simmons, who was set to make a transition to the secondary this season in Arizona, was selected with the No. 8 overall pick by the Cardinals in 2020 out of Clemson.
In 50 career games, he’s posted 258 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four interceptions, 16 passes defended, and one touchdown.
AUG 20 4 MOVES Washington has made four roster moves, the most notable of which means Joey Slye has won the kicker competution.
The multiple roster moves: defensive Isaiah Mack and punter Michael Palardy have been signed. Released are kicke Michael Badgley and receiver Jalen Sample.
JUNE 26 JETS ON HARD KNOCKS The New York Jets are preparing to be the focus on this summer’s edition of Hard Knocks, according to ProFootballTalk.
The Washington Commanders, along with the Jets, Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints were the teams that were eligible to be forced by the NFL to be the subject of the program, but the team in the nation’s capital has been spared … for now.
This summer, Aaron Rodgers and the Jets are the stars of the program, which should make for an exciting season.
Hard Knocks is set to premiere this August on MAX.
JUNE 25 ED SHEERAN PERFORMS IN COMMANDERS JERSEY Ed Sheeran’s tour took a stop at FedEx Field Saturday night, and he gave a nod to the city and team that plays at the stadium.
Sheeran performed part of his concert in a Washington Commanders jersey.
Sheeran probably won’t make the Commanders roster out of training camp, but he probably has the best singing voice out of anyone on the team.
JUNE 23 SALE DATE REVEALED The Washington Commanders are one step closer to officially being sold
According to NFL Network, the league’s owners are expected to meet on July 20 to vote on whether the sale of the Commanders from Dan Snyder to Josh Harris’ group will be approved.
Per The Washington Post, Harris met with the NFL’s finance committee and is “poised to recommend” approval of the sale.
JUNE 21 JOE AND JOSH Want to make friends in high places? “Joe and Josh” know what they’re doing.
Josh Harris is closing the deal to own the Washington Commanders. And in another field, the billionaire, who also owns the NBA’s Sixers and the NHL’s Devils, is now a NASCAR man as he has partnered with Joe Gibbs Racing.
“In recent years I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know Coach Gibbs and am proud to count him as a trusted friend and advisor,” Josh Harris said, via ProFootballTalk. “Joe is a winner. First in football and then with Joe Gibbs Racing, he has led organizations that build winning cultures based on strong values and a deep commitment to family and faith. This investment and partnership aims to support his vision and allow Joe Gibbs Racing to continue its track record of excellence long into the future.”
All true. But it does something else. Gibbs is arguably the most credible football man in Washington history. Harris linking with him offers instant credibility – cross-sports credibility. In short, Harris didn’t get to be a billionaire by being dumb.
MAY 22 TAMPERING? NOPE The Washington Commanders were accused of “tampering” with retired Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. According to the Washington Post, the Commanders are unlikely to face punishment because “there probably is ‘not enough hard evidence’ of impermissible contact.”
So that’s that? Not to PFT’s Mike Florio, who has once again appointed himself as the “watchdog” and is on the case.
“Here’s the question: What was done to look for evidence, hard or otherwise? …That denial hardly ends it,” he wrote.
As far as we’re concerned? We solemnly swear we will continue to monitor Florio’s journalistic overseeing of the Washington Post.
UDFAs for 2013 The Washington Commanders are adding a signal caller to the squad. According to WFUV, the team is signing Fordham quarterback Tim DeMorat.