Washington COs sign NFL Journeyman DB, waive injured LB Drew White: NFL Tracker
As the 2021 NFL season draws to a close, the offseason begins with tons of rumors, free agency speculation, practice moves and draft drama.
Who else is in the hot seat? Who will receive a pink slip? Follow Washington Football for up-to-date information on all the moves.
AUGUST 4 COMMANDERS SIGN DE’ANDRE BAUSBY After undrafted linebacker Drew White tore his ACL on Wednesday, the team placed him on waivers with an IR designation and signed veteran cornerback De’Andre Bausby.
Bausby was undrafted in 2015 at Pittsburg State and has played for seven different NFL franchises.
He last played in the USFL this spring with the New Jersey Generals.
AUGUST 3 WOUNDED COMMANDERS Relatively speaking, the commanders in Washington have had a good training camp so far, health-wise. But the team suffered a loss with undrafted linebacker Drew White leaving practice Tuesday with what coach Ron Rivera confirmed on Wednesday to be a torn ACL.
JULY 31 JIMMY G RUMOR Call it an ‘unconfirmed rumor’…and maybe also nonsense, although that would certainly move the NFC East News needle: Jimmy Garoppolo is ‘in talks’ with the New York Giants?
The veteran 49ers quarterback is, of course, absent. But don’t the New York Giants already have “their guy” in the person of young Daniel Jones? And wouldn’t Jimmy G, joining a non-competitor, just be a brake on progress?
Oh, and while we dig into the rumor mill: Texas ex Tyrod Taylor is also rumored to be on the Giants’ radar.
For the record, we think Jimmy G at the Seahawks makes the most sense.
JULY 30 FORMER WASHINGTON TE UNKNOWN FOR MURDER Former Washington tight end Kevin Ware has been charged with murder and tampering with evidence in the death of his girlfriend Taylor Pomaski.
Pomaski was last seen on April 25, 2021, and her body was found seven months later. Now Ware must decide how he will plead while the investigation continues.
Ware played 11 games for Washington in 2003 and five games for the San Francisco 49ers in 2004.
JULY 26 VOTE FOR THE FINAL SONG LYRICS Washington Commanders have a new name, uniform, and battle song. But there is still a word to write.
That’s because the Commanders organization allows fans to vote for the final lyrics between two options…
Fans can choose between “Fight for our Commanders” or “Leaders on Mission” on the team’s website.
The fight song will debut on August 13.
JULY 24 BEARS BRING OUT ORANGE vs. COMMANDERS The Chicago Bears have unveiled their throwback jerseys which they are expected to wear on October 13 against the Washington Commanders.
The all-orange look will debut on the Week 6 edition of Thursday Night Football in Chicago.
JULY 20 GIANTS CELEBRATING HISTORY vs. COMMANDERS The New York Giants have revealed their throwback jerseys they are expected to wear on December 4 against the Washington Commanders.
The Giants will also wear their classic navy helmets during the game, the same helmets they wore in the 1986 NFC Championship game against Washington.
JULY 14 2 CUTS Washington Commanders have signed free agent cornerbacks DeJuan Neal (see below) and Channing Stribling. To make room, they released Nijuel Hill and Devin Taylor
JULY 14 COMMANDERS SIGN USFL UNMARKABLE The Washington COs agreed to terms with DB DeJuan Neal, who last played for the USFL’s New Jersey COs.
Neal played his college football at D-II Shepherd University from 2014-2018 before going undrafted in 2019 and signing with Washington.
After not getting the team out of camp in 2019, Neal played in the XFL before it folded in 2020. After a successful stint in the USFL, Neal gets another crack at Washington.
The team also signed CB Channing Stribling while cutting cornerbacks Nijuel Hill and Devin Taylor.
JULY 12 TRENT TO 99 CLUB Former Washington offensive tackle Trent Williams has become the newest member of the “Madden 99” club.
He is the first offensive tackle in video game history to receive a 99 rating, the highest possible rating in the Madden video game franchise.
Williams, who turns 34 later this month, was drafted 4th overall by Washington in the 2010 NFL Draft and played for the franchise through 2019. He was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 2020 and has been playing for the franchise ever since.
“Madden NFL 23” is slated for release on August 19.
11 July Randy Moss has voluntarily given up some of his duties as part of ESPN’s primetime NFL coverage.
This year, on the Monday night pre-game show, Robert Griffin III will fill in for Moss on the Monday show; Moss will still work on Sundays.
Griffin joined ESPN last year and while he still harbors a desire to play QB in the NFL, at 32, the former Commanders and Baylor star is busy carving out a new journey for himself.
JULY 8 JOE JACOBY AT HOF? Washington legend Joe Jacoby has been named a 2023 National Football Hall of Fame semi-finalist in the Seniors, Coaches and Contributors category.
Jacoby played 13 seasons for Washington from 1981 to 1993, made four Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls.
JULY 6 RFK ON FIRE Washington DC firefighters extinguished flames Tuesday at RFK Stadium, which hosted Washington football from its opening in 1961 until 1996. No injuries were reported.
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RFK Stadium has not been used by a professional Washington sports team since DC United called it home in 2017.
It is planned to demolish the RFK stadium in 2023.
JULY 3 RG3 INTRODUCED AT BAYLOR HALL OF FAME Former Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III will be inducted into the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame.
Griffin leads an elite group of eight former Bears in six different sports inducted into the 2022 Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame class.
“God gets all the glory!” Griffin III posted on Twitter. “Honored and blessed to enter the Baylor Hall of Fame this year. It wouldn’t have been possible without all of my coaches and teammates from 2008 to 2011, my family or the fans.
“God gives us tests so we can have a testimony. Congratulations to all inductees.”
The wife of the Heisman Trophy winner also intervened social media to congratulate her husband.
The 2022 Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled for Friday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cashion Building Banquet Hall on the Baylor University campus.
AUTOPSY REPORT OF JULY 1ST Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson was found dead last month from the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine, according to an autopsy report.
A spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed the cause of death to the Baltimore Sun. The agency said the death was ruled an accident.
Ferguson was 26 years old.
CAUSE OF JUNE 29 CELEBRATION On Wednesday, the team announced a series of celebrations, commemorations and programming to celebrate the franchise’s 90 years of involvement in professional football.
It all starts on July 9 when the organization unveils a 90th anniversary patch that will be worn on team uniforms for 2022.
“To honor the past and give a nod to the new era of Commanders, the patch combines elements reflecting the organization’s 90-year history while incorporating the new Commanders brand identity,” said the commanders in a press release.
JUNE 28 TERRY IN! Commanders management told fans not to worry.
Team management in the matter spoke the truth, as on Tuesday afternoon Washington reached an agreement with star receiver Terry McLaurin on a three-year extension that would total a potential $71 million in “money.” fee,” a deal that puts him in the top 10 among wide earners.
McLaurin, who has held firm in the team’s recent practices, seems to be the best weapon in Washington’s new offense led by QB Carson Wentz.
JUNE 27 AP FIGHTING BELL Former Washington running back Adrian Peterson swapped his helmet for boxing gloves in late July.
On July 30, Peterson is scheduled to fight Le’Veon Bell at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
Peterson and Bell are on the undercard at Social Gloves 2, a boxing event promoted by YouTubers and celebrities for exhibition matches.
JUNE 23 NEXT MANNING UP: The Texas Longhorns earned the biggest recruiting win in college football’s modern era, with Isidore Newman (New Orleans, LA) and No. 1 rookie Arch Manning signing on Thursday.
After an exhaustive and highly publicized recruiting battle, Manning chose the Longhorns over Alabama, Ole Miss, LSU, Georgia, Florida and Clemson.
Given his SEC roots, Manning’s commitment may come as a surprise at first glance.
However, thanks to his relationship with Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian and quarterbacks coach AJ Milwee, it was only a formality as Manning chose the program that was best for him and his future.
Arch is of course the nephew of two all-time NFL QB stars in Peyton and Eli Manning.
Get more insight into one of football’s greatest stories at SI’s LonghornsCountry.com.
JUNE 19 CHANGE IS BAD The Philadelphia Eagles unveiled a new wordmark for their logo, and it didn’t go down well…
“THIS IS TERRIBLE! The corporate minimalist logo trend has been going on too long and now it’s infected my team. No character, no personality, just ugly straight lines because it’s MODERN. asked. Hope you burn,” one Eagles fan posted on social media.
JUNE 16 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE Washington commanders announced that the boot camp would run from July 27 to August 18.
The organization is hosting a fan event at FedEx Field on August 6.
JUNE 13 PRESEASON TV PROGRAM Washington Commanders released their full preseason schedule Thursday morning. Here’s what it looks like:
Saturday, August 13 vs. Carolina Panthers – 1 p.m. EST (local)
Saturday, August 20 at the Kansas City Chiefs – 4 p.m. EST (Live on the NFL Network)
Saturday, August 27 at the Baltimore Ravens – 7 p.m. EST (local)
JUNE 1 NEW MADDEN COVER For the first time since 2000, John Madden will be on the cover of the video game that bears his name.
The Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster died in December at the age of 85.
Madden 23 is set to release in August.