WASHINGTON (ESPN 630 DC) – The Washington Redskins have settled on a new team name for the time being.
According to a statement from the organization, the Washington Redskins will be known as the “Washington Football Team” moving forward.
This is not the new permanent name for the team. It is only the name the team will use moving forward until they settle on a new one.
The release mentions that the organization is also looking to retire the Redskins name. The team is hoping to complete this process before the start of its home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 13.
Effective immediately, Washington will call itself the “Washington Football Team”, pending adoption of a new name, sources tell ESPN.
This is not a final renaming and rebranding for team; this is the name it wants to use until pending adoption of a new name in the future. pic.twitter.com/sBs0Uo0ICm
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020
Longtime fans don’t need to worry about the team changing its traditional colors. The team will still use burgundy and gold, however, the Redeskins logo is being replaced by the player’s number in gold.
Earlier today, the players started posting images of the new uniforms. The team also changed its Twitter handle from @Redskins to @WashingtonNFL.
Ready to roll! To represent my family and the DMV area. Here’s to a great season! pic.twitter.com/2mQDQhjXkq
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) July 23, 2020
According to the release, the team is looking for input from players, alumni, fans, the community, and sponsors on a new team name. You can read the team’s full statement on the name change here:
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