Sam Fortier

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering the Washington Commanders

Education: Syracuse University, B.S. in magazine journalism

Sam Fortier is a beat writer for The Post covering Washington's NFL team. He previously covered the Washington Nationals' World Series-winning season, and before joining The Post in April 2019, he covered the Los Angeles Chargers for the Athletic. Fortier was born and raised in Strafford, N.H.
Latest from Sam Fortier

Commanders get down to 53, but their roster remains ‘very fluid’

As the NFL’s 53-man roster deadline passes, Ron Rivera says he is “very comfortable,” but the Commanders could do more.

August 29, 2023

The Commanders made their first batch of roster cuts. Here’s who’s out.

All NFL teams must get their rosters down to 53 players by 4 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday. The Commanders began their roster cuts Monday.

August 28, 2023

Projecting the Washington Commanders’ initial 53-man roster

After the preseason finale Saturday, Coach Ron Rivera said there were “probably six or seven” depth roster spots left to be decided.

August 27, 2023

A key for Commanders’ revamped offensive line: Changing of the guards

Younger, more athletic players on the interior could be the secret to facilitating a new scheme.

August 25, 2023

Sam Howell has proved he can recover from mistakes. That’s huge.

After two preseason victories, the Commanders are excited about their second-year quarterback’s progress and confident their big bet will pay off.

August 22, 2023

‘Quick game’ passing concepts let the Commanders get a move on

Blink and you’ll miss it: A sped-up passing attack is appealing to the Commanders and quarterback Sam Howell.

August 21, 2023

Some Commanders don’t know his name. But Andre Jones Jr. is making a push.

Washington’s seventh-round pick has impressed at practices recently, showing off pass-rush moves predicated on his long arms.

August 17, 2023

Five takeaways from the Commanders’ joint practice with the Ravens

Sam Howell keeps getting all of Washington's first-team reps. The Commanders miss Logan Thomas. Position battles are coming into focus.

August 16, 2023

Commanders’ offense puts on a strong showing at joint practice with Ravens

Five takeaways from Washington's first day of joint practices with the Ravens, including strong days from Sam Howell and Emmanuel Forbes.

August 15, 2023

The Commanders’ new-look O-line has a ‘razor-thin’ margin for error

Washington's line was one of the league’s worst units last year, and in its offseason makeover, it got neither a shining star nor a high-floor fail-safe.

August 15, 2023