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Jeff Bezos Could Be Biding His Time On Commanders Bid

  • Bezos has yet to bid, but sources say there's still time for the Amazon founder to get involved in process.
  • A group led by Josh Harris remains the frontrunner as process inches forward.
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Jeff Bezos hasn’t entered the bidding for the Washington Commanders, but the Amazon founder will be given every opportunity to do so.

Sources told Front Office Sports that the current deadline for Commanders owner Dan Snyder to pick a winning bidder remains weeks — not days — away.

In the meantime, Josh Harris’ group remains the frontrunner. 

Harris, who owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, fell short in his effort to purchase the Denver Broncos last year, but a source described his Commanders bid as “very strong.” 

Harris teamed with billionaire industrial firm co-founder Mitchell Rales and NBA legend Magic Johnson to submit a bid of nearly $6 billion for the Commanders. Meanwhile, Canadian businessman Steve Apostolopoulos has spent recent days trying to buttress his reported $6 billion bid, another source said. 

Sources said the current target to select a bidder is ahead of the start of the next owners meetings on May 22 — a day before the Commanders start their voluntary offseason workouts, also known as organized team activities. 

There had been some speculation that May 12 was a target date after The Athletic reported that players signed this offseason had their signing bonuses pushed back to that date. 

But a source told FOS that it’s not unusual for teams to pay out signing bonuses in May: “People are guessing.”

Puck News reported Monday that Snyder spoke with Bezos, the world’s third-richest human, over the holidays. 

“If Jeff really wants it, he will win it,” a source told the outlet.

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