Sam Fortier

Washington, D.C.

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

In the doldrums of camp, Commanders RBs coach keeps things interesting

Washington Commanders running backs coach Randy Jordan keeps things interesting for his unit as it nears the end of camp.

August 15, 2022

Five takeaways from the Commanders’ preseason loss to the Panthers

The Commanders' preseason loss to the Panthers revealed a few notable developments.

August 14, 2022

Fans slowly embrace Commanders after two-year rebrand

Washington played its first game as the Commanders Saturday in the preseason opener, beginning a year of change for the team and fan base.

August 13, 2022

The Commanders’ defensive front disappointed last year. Can it rebound?

Washington's defensive line, a strong suit in 2020, didn't meet expectations last season. In 2022, the Commanders' line has embraced a team-first attitude in hopes of rebounding.

August 11, 2022

New Commanders D-line coach Jeff Zgonina makes energetic impression

A day after the Washington Commanders fired defensive line coach Sam Mills III, his replacement, Jeff Zgonina, was demonstrative and energetic at practice.

August 10, 2022

Commanders fire defensive line coach Sam Mills III, promote Jeff Zgonina

Commanders Coach Ron Rivera announced Tuesday that he'd fired defensive line coach Sam Mills III and promoted Jeff Zgonina into the role.

August 9, 2022

Commanders tweak roster, add linebacker known for coverage skills

The Commanders had several recent roster moves, among them the addition of Nathan Gerry, a veteran linebacker who could help a position group short on experience.

August 8, 2022

Carson Wentz’s training camp performance has been consistently inconsistent

The Commanders' quarterback has coupled flashes of brilliance with mistimed or inaccurate throws as the seven-year veteran struggles to find his rhythm.

August 7, 2022

Commanders notes: LB Tre Walker unretires; Carson Wentz struggles again

Walker, an undrafted player out of the University of Idaho, did not attend practice Friday because of his brief retirement.

August 6, 2022

Commanders rookie linebacker retires; Carson Wentz struggles

Tre Walker, an undrafted rookie linebacker out of the University of Idaho who had a strong chance to make the Washington Commanders roster, elected to retire.

August 5, 2022