Washington Redskins Will Change Team Name and Logo


The organization followed those moves by announcing it would begin a review process with its name, drawing a statement of praise from the National Football League, essentially cementing the reality that Washington would be changing its nickname.

On July 3, the franchise announced it would undergo a thorough review of its name. While it's uncertain what the next name will be, it is one a source close to the situation said Snyder was excited about.

No information or timeline was provided on a new name.

Washington team owner Daniel Snyder is expected to announce that the "Redskins" moniker will be retired as early as Monday.

They will no longer be the Washington Redskins.

And last week, Nike removed all Redskins merchandise from its website.

The timeline for announcing a new name was unclear, but the sense of urgency inside the organization is clear.

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At this point, it remains to be seen when we will know the new name of the team, so sit tight as we will be sure to bring you that news when the time comes. "As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward", read a statement.

"The NFL and Dan Snyder have finally made the right call and Change the Mascot commends them for it", Halbritter said in a statement.

On Sunday, multiple outlets reported the team was changing its name, which is offensive to Native Americans.

District of Columbia mayor Muriel Bowser has said the name was an "obstacle" to Snyder building on the old RFK Stadium site, which is believed to be his preference.

The team was established in 1932 as the Boston Braves and took on its current name in 1933 before moving to Washington DC four years later.

The name change isn't off to a great start.

The team moved to Washington D.C. prior to the 1937 season and has utilized that nickname ever since. USA Today reports that defenders often cited a poll conducted by The Washington Post in 2016 that showed 90 percent of Native Americans say they were not offended by the nickname.