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Snyder Sells the Commanders, Odell Beckham Jr. Wants to Work with Lamar Jackson, and Other NFL Bullets


Of course, the Commanders sale happens the day I step out of the office. Right? Big thanks to Luis and Matt for covering for me yesterday. I shot like crap, but my Dad shot pretty well. Regardless, a good time was had by all. So, let’s start with the big news out of D.C.

  • Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Josh Harris and NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson have purchased the Washington Commanders for $6.05 billion. It’s a record-setting sale, and it ends the Daniel Snyder era in D.C.
  • Aside from the fact that Snyder’s tenure as the owner of the Commanders was an absolute failure on the field, he’s been one of the worst and most unlikable owners off the field for over two decades. Daniel Snyder Purchased the Commanders in 1999 for a then-record $800 million. He is going to sell the team for a new record $6.05 billion.
  • Scandals and investigations into inappropriate behavior marred the end of Snyder’s tenure as the owner of the Commanders. Any sale requires 24 yes votes from the rest of the league’s owners for approval following a review by the NFL’s finance committee. Based on the Broncos’ timeline last year, the process is expected to take roughly two months. That the league vetted Harris for the Denver bid may expedite the sale.

  • It was reported that Lamar Jackson helped influence Odell Beckham Jr.’s decision to sign with the Ravens. Still, Beckham said on Thursday at his introductory press conference that no guarantees were made regarding whether or not Jackson will be the Ravens quarterback in 2023. Beckham even said that he would love to get to work with Lamar:

“Lamar, if you’re watching, I would love to get to work with you,” Beckham said … “The goal is to come here and have that possibility to play with him,” Beckham said. “I’m excited about that opportunity. My thoughts would be that he would be here. I know that these two [General Manager Eric DeCosta and Head Coach John Harbaugh] want him to be here. At the end of the day, that’s going to be up to them.”

  • The Cleveland Browns have ended their naming rights deal with First Energy and renamed their stadium Cleveland Browns Stadium.

“We’ve had a great association with FirstEnergy for more than two decades, and we appreciate this partnership and what it has created for our team and the broader northeast Ohio community,” Haslam Sports Group C.O.O. Dave Jenkins said in a statement released by the team. “We reached this amicable agreement that is consistent with the productive relationship we have always enjoyed, and we wish FirstEnergy success with their future initiatives.”

  • Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has retired from the NFL. McCoy earned six trips to the Pro Bowl from 2012-17 and racked up 54.5 sacks during his nine seasons with the Buccaneers. He was the third-overall pick of the 2010 draft and spent his entire career with Tampa Bay.

  • The NFL Draft is 13 days away, and here are the prospects that will be in attendance so far:

  • Jonathan Toews played his final game in a Blackhawks sweater last night:

  • So, Diar DeRozen won’t be at the Bulls’ next Play-In Tournament game:

Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is the Lead NFL Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.