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Ex-Redskins become Washington Football Team for 2020 season

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The NFL team formerly known as the Redskins will go by the Washington Football Team for the 2020 season, giving the organization time to choose a new, full-time name. …read more

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Redskins to go by ‘Washington Football Team’ amid search for new name

The Washington Redskins will go by “Washington Football Team” in 2020 as the franchise searches for a new name for the long term, a league source confirmed. The temporary name will effectively retire the term “Redskins,” which Washington announced it would do earlier this month following the conclusion of an …

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Source:: Washington Times

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Redskins tap Julie Donaldson to replace Larry Michael

The Washington Redskins have hired NBC Sports Washington’s Julie Donaldson to replace former senior vice president Larry Michael, according to multiple reports.

Donaldson will be in charge of hiring Michael’s replacement after the long-time play-by-play man abruptly retired last week in advance of the sexual harassment accusations made against him. …

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Source:: Washington Times

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Redskins rebrand faces challenges, time constraints

When the Washington Bullets changed their name in the 1990s, the team solicited feedback from fans on a new moniker, running a contest that attracted thousands of suggestions. Then, when the franchise narrowed down the options to five, fans voted in a telephone poll to choose the winner: the …

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Source:: Washington Times

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Madden NFL 21 removing ‘Redskins’ from game

The Washington Redskins won’t be the Washington Redskins in “Madden NFL 21.”

Electronic Arts, the developer of the popular football video game, said this year’s edition will feature a “generic Washington team” instead of using the Redskins’ imagery while Washington searches for a new name.

Washington said last week it …

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Source:: Washington Times

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Only 29% of Americans want to drop ‘Redskins,’ half want to keep it: Poll

Only 29% of U.S. adults want the NFL’s Washington Redskins to retire its nickname, while half favor keeping it, even as the team moves forward under corporate pressure to drop the long-disputed logo and moniker.

A Morning Consult poll released last week found that 49% supporting retaining “Redskins,” which has …

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Source:: Washington Times

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Larry Michael retires from Redskins, stepping down from play-by-play duties

A new name isn’t the only change happening for the Washington Redskins.

Longtime play-by-play man Larry Michael announced his retirement from the team Wednesday after spending 16 years with the franchise. In addition to his play-by-play duties, Michael served as Washington’s chief content officer and senior vice president.

“After 16 …

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Source:: Washington Times

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Redskins draw praise, criticism for handling of name announcement

Mark Schlereth wanted to know what makes a nickname. The former Redskins lineman asked if it embodied the “spirit” of a team. Schlereth, like practically everyone else Monday, had an opinion about the news that Washington will retire its name and logo following the conclusion of its ongoing internal …

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Source:: Washington Times

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Redskins’ name to be retired after 87 years

Dan Snyder said he was fulfilling a lifelong dream in 1999. The 34-year-old billionaire became the owner of the Washington Redskins, the team he grew up rooting for. He loved the team’s history. The color scheme. The name.

But Mr. Snyder’s team announced Monday what he once vowed to never …

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Source:: Washington Times

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Redskins’ name change to come ‘sooner than later’

The Washington Redskins could be honing in on a new name.

According to multiple reports, the franchise is close to announcing a change — with one report from Saturday indicating it could come within the next day or two. Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson said on a Dallas radio station that …

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Source:: Washington Times