4:20 AM EDT, Wed August 10, 2022
7 hours ago
Thank God It’s Tuesday—Offseason On the Brink S3:E25

Thank God It’s Tuesday—Offseason On the Brink S3:E25

Kevin, Tim and Ken cover DC’s home team on—and off—the gridiron as the 2022 offseason hits the home stretch. On tonight’s show—the official Washington Commanders podcast of Hogs Haven—we get to cover an actual, tentative, meaningless, unbelievably important depth chart. We’re down a defensive line coach, up a coverage linebacker, and as for wide receivers...depends on the day (and the plan). The first chance to see the boys in pads and in action for a preseason game is this weekend, and I can’t remember being this excited to see this game last year. That has to...
7 hours ago
Commanders Reacts Survey: Coaching changes, defense, and contract extensions

Commanders Reacts Survey: Coaching changes, defense, and contract extensions

Poll questions! Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Washington football fans and NFL fans across the country. Sign up here to participate. Before the action gets started this week, we want to know what you think about the team. This week’s question looks ahead to the team’s upcoming 2022 season as we ask Hogs Haven readers to express opinions on coaching changes, expectations for the defense in 2022, and which player is next in line for a contract extension. Respond to the question below, and the...
11 hours ago
The Washington Commanders release their home jersey schedule

The Washington Commanders release their home jersey schedule

Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via The season is upon us The Washington Commanders announced their home jersey schedule for their 1 preseason, and 9 regular season games at FedEx Field this year. The team went through it’s second rebrand in two seasons, and unveiled their new name, jerseys, and helmets on 2/2/22. Washington will debut their new white jerseys this Saturday at 1pm when they host the Carolina Panthers. Their other two preseason games are away and will be determined by the home teams selection. Washington opens up the 2022-23 season hosting...
12 hours ago
The Washington Commanders release their first unofficial depth chart

The Washington Commanders release their first unofficial depth chart

Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Here we go The Washington Commanders have released their first unofficial depth chart of the 2022 season. This list is released every year and coaches claim they have no input on it. The team’s official site says this depth chart was compiled by the team’s writers. QB Carson Wentz Taylor Heinicke Sam Howell WR Terry McLaurin Dyami Brown Marken Michel Kyric McGowan WR Curtis Samuel Dax Milne Alex Erickson Matt Cole WR Jahan Dotson Cam Sims Kelvin Harmon TE Logan Thomas John Bates Cole Turner Sammis Reyes Curtis...
12 hours ago
A rookie Terry McLaurin talks about empowering youth entrepreneurship

A rookie Terry McLaurin talks about empowering youth entrepreneurship

A well-rounded human being Scrolling through the Washington Commanders website, I stumbled upon a video from a baby-faced rookie version of the now superstar Terry McLaurin. He was a player who exuded intelligence and confidence from the time he was drafted, and in this video it really shows. He is talking about the Youth Entrepreneurs program that used to be associated with the Washington Redskins organization, but is still going strong today. Terry McLaurin Talks Gaining Skills and Education For Success Youth Entrepreneurs, I just — something that was brought to me to help...
17 hours ago
Ron Rivera Presser: DL Coach Sam Mills fired over difference in philosophy; needed to change what was happening in camp

Ron Rivera Presser: DL Coach Sam Mills fired over difference in philosophy; needed to change what was happening in camp

Ron Rivera announces a change to the coaching staff Ron Rivera LIVE: HC Ron Rivera speaks to the media after practice https://t.co/aocDjUmIzk— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) August 9, 2022 DL Coach Sam Mills fired: Ron Rivera said he has fired DL coach Sam Mills. Called it a difference of opinion.— John Keim (@john_keim) August 9, 2022 Coach Ron Rivera said he has relived DL coach Sam Mills III of his duties, he announced. He called it a difference in philosophy and said it was less about the DL’s underperformance last season and more about this training...
17 hours ago
So, All Pro linebacker Roquan Smith says he wants to be traded

So, All Pro linebacker Roquan Smith says he wants to be traded

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The opportunity Well, Washington fans have been waiting for an opportunity to add a quality linebacker to the roster, and today, in Chicago, one of the best young linebackers in the league issued a public statement to Bears fans to tell them he has requested a trade. To be perfectly honest, I see this as a negotiating tactic by Roquan Smith, who doesn’t have an agent and represents himself; I think he is trying to ratchet up the pressure on the team just days ahead of the start of preseason. In the ‘open letter’ that Roquan Smith issued...
18 hours ago
Pictures, videos, news, and notes from the Washington Commanders Training Camp Day 12

Pictures, videos, news, and notes from the Washington Commanders Training Camp Day 12

Washington hits the field for the 12th day of training camp The Washington Commanders are back in Ashburn for the eleventh day of training camp practices. First player on the field First player out to the field this morning … *drumroll* … Sam Howell #HTTC pic.twitter.com/SQMxpokgDg— Mitchell Tischler (@Mitch_Tischler) August 9, 2022 Warren Sapp Warren Sapp is back at Commanders camp working with the DL today #HTTC pic.twitter.com/7JZ5G0liJu— Mitchell Tischler (@Mitch_Tischler) August 9, 2022 Tight ends Looks like another day of practice for John Bates....
Aug 9, 2022
The Commanders sign a wide receiver to bring the roster to 91 players ahead of the first preseason game

The Commanders sign a wide receiver to bring the roster to 91 players ahead of the first preseason game

Wide receiver Matt Cole #83 of the New York Giants catches a pass during a joint practice with the Cleveland Browns on August 19, 2021 in Berea, Ohio. | Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via He has 5 days to make an impression Ron Rivera never misses a chance to take a close look at a player if he thinks that player may be able to help the team, whether it’s now or later. Next Tuesday (16 August) the Commanders will have to cut 5 players and reduce the 91-man roster to an 86-man roster following the preseason game against the Panthers (Saturday at 1:00 pm). That...
Aug 8, 2022
Drinking the Kool-Aid: Commanders fans feel good about the team and its most impactful young players

Drinking the Kool-Aid: Commanders fans feel good about the team and its most impactful young players

Georgia Bulldogs DB Christopher Smith (29) trips Alabama Crimson Tide RB Brian Robinson Jr. (4) during the Alabama Crimson Tide versus the Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football Playoff National Championship, on January 10, 2022, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. | Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Poll results! A few days ago, Hogs Haven published a poll asking its readers to predict the 2022 NFC East division champion, and to identify which young player (from a list of six) would be most impactful in the coming season. Well, Hogs Haven is a...
Aug 8, 2022
Ron Rivera Presser: The secondary’s communication has been big for us; it’s not just a bunch of guys running around chasing guys

Ron Rivera Presser: The secondary’s communication has been big for us; it’s not just a bunch of guys running around chasing guys

Ron Rivera, Sam Cosmi, and Jamin Davis talk to the media after practice Ron Rivera LIVE: HC Ron Rivera speaks to the media following practice https://t.co/GcAigDNNmr— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) August 8, 2022 Nathan Gerry Ron Rivera time. On the Nathan Gerry signing. Said they wanted a LB who could run and cover.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) August 8, 2022 “Well, you look at it and you think, what was our biggest need at linebacker? We’re big and stout for the most part. We wanted a guy that could run, can cover. Nathan has a very good, an extensive...
Aug 8, 2022
Pictures, videos, news, and notes from the Washington Commanders Training Camp Day 11

Pictures, videos, news, and notes from the Washington Commanders Training Camp Day 11

Washington hits the field for the 11th day of training camp The Washington Commanders are back in Ashburn for the eleventh day of training camp practices. First player on the field First out to the field Monday of the first preseason game week is … *drumroll* … Taylor Heinicke #HTTC *Jequez Ezzard was waived with an injury settlement pic.twitter.com/vCM1MqNmS5— Mitchell Tischler (@Mitch_Tischler) August 8, 2022 Celebrating Sophie Fresh off induction Saturday, @PFUFA_org stuffed a bag full of goodies from all 32 NFL teams for Sophie pic.twitter.com/VgZnlkYJrM—...
Aug 8, 2022
All aTwitter: 8 August 2022

All aTwitter: 8 August 2022

Eli Wolf #87 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts during training camp at Under Armour Performance Center Baltimore Ravens on July 28, 2021 in Owings Mills, Maryland. | Photo by Scott Taetsch/ News, links to articles, updates and more from DC area writers and national sports journalists and others The goal of All aTwitter is to give readers a handy spot to check the Washington Commanders beat writers & bloggers, national sports journalists, and football fans in order to keep up on the latest news and opinions about Washington, the NFL, and sports in general, along with a...
Aug 8, 2022
Updated Depth Chart: Commanders announce multiple roster moves following Saturday night scrimmage

Updated Depth Chart: Commanders announce multiple roster moves following Saturday night scrimmage

Washington announced several roster moves on Sunday. The tweet below details the release of 3 players and the signing of 4 others. In addition, WR Jequez Ezzard was waived with an injury designation, meaning that if he is not claimed by another team, then he will revert to the Commanders injured reserve this week. We have made multiple roster moves --Signed the following free agents:LB Nathan GerryS Steven ParkerTE Eli Wolf--Released the following players:QB Cole KelleyLB Bryce NotreeG Tyrese Robinson— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) August 7, 2022 There are no...
Aug 7, 2022
The new Commanders player jersey numbers will take some time to get used to

The new Commanders player jersey numbers will take some time to get used to

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ When I think of #23 on the Washington team, I think of cornerbacks - guys like DeAngelo Hall and, more recently, William Jackson III. There have been DBs like Will Blackmon and Matt Bowen who have worn #41, but somehow, seeing that number of JD McKissic seemed just right. The sight of #41 catching a checkdown pass and turning it into a long gain, a first down or a touchdown has become almost routine over the past two seasons. That’s why this was such an easy mistake to make: Linebacker coverage drills. McKissic doing McKissic things....