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Steve Apostolopoulos Emerges As Bidder For Commanders

Mar 22, 2023 1:21 PM

Steve Apostolopoulos has become the latest potential bidder for the Washington Commanders.

There are only three known bidders for the Commanders -- groups led by Josh Harris, Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta and now Apostolopoulos. Jeff Bezos has also been mentioned as a potential bidder.

Apostolopoulos also recently had discussions to buy the NBA's Charlotte Hornets from Michael Jordan but has focused on the opportunity to purchase the Commanders.

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Tags: Washington Football Team, Legal

Sources: Magic Johnson Joins Group Bidding To Buy Commanders

Mar 21, 2023 8:32 AM

NBA legend Magic Johnson has joined a group led by Josh Harris bidding to purchase the Washington Commanders, according to sources.

Johnson was part of the Harris group when it failed to land the Denver Broncos last summer. Harris also owns the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL's New Jersey Devils.

Washington owners Dan and Tanya Snyder announced their intention to sell the team in November. Forbes listed the value of the franchise at $5.6 billion.

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Tags: Washington Football Team, Misc Rumor

Daron Payne, Commanders Agree To Four-Year, $90M Deal

Mar 12, 2023 4:14 PM

Daron Payne has agreed to a four-year, $90 million deal with the Washington Commanders. Payne's deal has $60 million in guaranteed money. 

Payne becomes the second highest paid defensive tackle in NFL history behind Aaron Donald.

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Tags: Washington Football Team, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Owners Discussed Daniel Snyder's Status During Committee Meetings

Mar 8, 2023 8:15 AM

The NFL owners present for committee meetings in Florida this week discussed the possible sale of the Washington Commanders and "other issues" regarding Daniel Snyder, according to a report.

Per the report, "no decisions" were made about the possibility of taking a vote to oust Snyder from ownership. Not all owners were present for the meetings.

All owners will meet in Arizona later this month, for the annual league meetings.

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Tags: Washington Football Team, Misc Rumor

Tension Rising Between Daniel Snyder, Other Owners

Feb 28, 2023 9:08 AM

Tensions are rising between Daniel Snyder and the NFL's other owners, according to a report.

The Washington Post has confirmed multiple reports that Snyder is blocking Jeff Bezos from bidding on the Commanders. The Post also reports that Snyder has now demanded that other owners indemnify him against any future legal liability and expenses if he sells the team.

The Commanders issued a statement regarding the item on Monday night.

"The story posted tonight by the Washington Post regarding the transaction process involving the Washington Commanders is simply untrue," the team said.

Per the report, Snyder's request for indemnification has angered some owners. It also reportedly has angered Roger Goodell.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Washington Football Team, Misc Rumor

Commanders Placing Franchise Tag On DT Daron Payne

Feb 28, 2023 9:04 AM

The Washington Commanders placed the franchise tag on defensive tackle Daron Payne on Tuesday, according to sources.

Payne is the first player to receive the tag this offseason.

If he plays under the tag in 2023, Payne is projected to receive $18.937 million.

It is a nonexclusive tag, meaning other teams can talk to Payne, but Washington has begun contract talks on a long-term deal, per sources.

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Tags: Washington Football Team, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Commanders Release Carson Wentz

Feb 27, 2023 3:40 PM

The Washington Commanders have released Carson Wentz, which will save the team $26.17 million against the cap.

Wentz started seven games for the Commanders in 2022 posting a QBR of 33.0 and a 2-5 record.

Wentz went 9-8 as the starter of the Indianapolis Colts in 2021.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Washington Football Team, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Daniel Snyder Not Allowing Jeff Bezos To Bid On Commanders

Feb 25, 2023 9:37 PM

Jeff Bezos will not be allowed by Daniel Snyder to bid on the Washington Commanders. 

Bezos owns the Washington Post, which published a series of stories documenting a culture of sexual harassment at the team that ultimately helped build the pressure to sell.

“It’s a free country, he can sell to whomever he wants,” the person briefed on the sale process said. 

Bezos did not make an offer in the first round of bidding that closed recently.

Those bids were reportedly less than $6 billion.

Ben Standig, Daniel Kaplan/The Athletic

Tags: Washington Football Team, Legal

Sam Howell Will Remain QB1 For Commanders After Eric Bieniemy Hire

Feb 20, 2023 8:57 AM

The Washington Commanders have hired Eric Bieniemy as their new offensive coordinator, but that won't change Sam Howell's status as the team's expected starting quarterback.

It was reported last month that the Commanders were telling potential candidates for the position that Howell would enter offseason workouts as the QB1.

Howell was taken in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft out of North Carolina. 

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Tags: Washington Football Team, Misc Rumor

Commanders Hire Eric Bieniemy As Offensive Coordinator

Feb 17, 2023 5:11 PM

The Washington Commanders will hire Eric Bieniemy as offensive coordinator.

Bieniemy has been offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs, but has had a more limited role due to the presence of Andy Reid.

Bieniemy has been up for multiple head coaching jobs.

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Sam Howell Will Begin Offseason As Washington's QB1

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Report: Daniel Snyder Nearing Sale Of Commanders

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Commanders Seek 'Fresh Start' At OC, Fire Scott Turner

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Ron Rivera Doesn't Regret Starting Carson Wentz Over Taylor Heinicke

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Commanders To Start Carson Wentz Against Browns

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Report: Daniel Snyder Has Offers 'Well North' Of $7B For Commanders

Mike Ozanian/Forbes

Roger Goodell Doesn't Have Any 'Expectations' On Washington Sale


Report: Daniel Snyder 'Permitted, Participated' In Toxic Work Culture


Giants/Commanders Flexed To Sunday Night Football Week 15

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Jeff Bezos Considered Leading Candidate To Buy Commanders

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Commanders To Start Taylor Heinicke Again At QB


Ron Rivera Torn Over Upcoming QB Decision


Commanders Snap Eagles Unbeaten Streak With MNF Win


Report: Red Sox Owner John Henry Could Bid For Commanders

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Report: Matthew McConaughey Joins Potential Bid For Commanders

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Report: Pressure From Other Owners Forced Daniel Snyder's Hand

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Sources: Feds Investigating Commanders' Finances

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Dan Snyder Begins Process Of Selling Washington Commanders

Mike Ozanian/Forbes

Commanders Place Carson Wentz On IL After Finger Surgery


Attorney Worried NFL Leaked Client Names To Dan Snyder

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