Participating in OTAs
Gibson (knee/foot) was spotted practicing Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Gibson played through a foot fracture last December but then missed the final two weeks of the season after spraining his knee. He had surgery on his foot in the first week of January and seems to be back healthy for spring practices. The Commanders didn't add competition for Gibson's passing-down role this offseason, as the lone new face in the backfield at the start of OTAs is a sixth-round pick, Chris Rodriguez, who caught 20 passes in 40 games at Kentucky. Brian Robinson may get another shot as the lead runner, but Gibson is also a candidate for that role if anything goes wrong, having averaged 214 carries for 916 yards and nine touchdowns over his first two pro seasons. The 2020 third-round pick then had career highs for targets, catches, receiving yards and yards per target in 2022, but it was accompanied by new lows for carries, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and yards per carry.
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Still competing for starting spot
Commanders head coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday that Brissett is still in the running for the starting job, even though Sam Howell has taken all the first-team reps this offseason, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports.
Operating as top QB
Howell has taken all the first-team reps this offseason, Matthew Paras of The Washington Times reports.
Catching passes at OTAs
Commanders coaches have been surprisingly pleased with Rodriguez' receiving skills at OTAs, Zach Selby of the team's official website reports.
Making case for Year 2 role
Turner "wowed" during training camp last year and is doing the same in practices this spring, Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
Healthy for OTAs
Robinson (knee) is participating in OTAs without any apparent limitations, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Adding power to D.C. backfield
The Commanders selected Rodriguez in the sixth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 193rd overall.
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Fifth-year option declined
The Commanders decided Wednesday to decline Young's fifth-year team option for 2024, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
May have to compete with Brissett
Howell is expected to enter the offseason program as Washington's top quarterback but could face competition from free-agent signing Jacoby Brissett, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official website reports.
Moving on to Washington
Brissett reached agreement Wednesday with the Commanders on a one-year deal, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.
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Cashes in with massive new contract
The Commanders agreed to sign Payne to a four-year, $90 million contract Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.