The Commanders had to practice indoors Thursday, closing their mandatory workouts for the week.
Due to wildfire smoke from fires in Canada, MLB postponed the Nats home game, which had been scheduled for Thursday afternoon, as local authorities warned residents in the DMV to stay inside, also recommending their pets be brought inside.
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Consequently, the Commanders took their OTA workout to the bubble in Ashburn.
With the limited space inside the bubble (remember the roster is currently at 90, while during the season, it is reduced to 53 plus a practice squad, some vets were given time off, such as Kendall Fuller and Charles Leno.
Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reported that during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 in the red zone work, quarterback Sam Howell was both up and down, throwing interceptions and touchdowns.
When asked about Howell being the starter heading into training camp, Fortier expressed head coach Ron Rivera had stated that Howell had still accomplished/shown enough during the OTAs that he will indeed be the QB1 at the beginning of training camp.
Fortier declared perhaps Rivera was playing up his praise for his young quarterback a bit, but Fortier also sincerely felt that “it is Sam Howell’s job to lose. I don’t think he has gained or lost standing during these workouts. It is really hard to say Jacoby Brissett is nipping at the heels of Sam Howell at this point.”