Redskins Changing Name To ‘Washington Football Team’ For The Upcoming Season


Juan Herrera

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.

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.

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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