One year after he acquired an NFL franchise in Boston, George Preston Marshall changed the team’s nickname from Braves to Redskins. According to most accounts, the nickname was meant to honor head coach and Native American William Henry “Lone Star” Dietz, though some question whether Dietz was a Native American. The Redskins kept their controversial nickname when they relocated to Washington, DC, in 1937.

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Washington Redskins Football Vault | Redskin Historian

No other sports team in Washington, D.C., inspires as much love and devotion as the Redskins, those gridiron warriors in burgundy and gold. The Washington Redskins Football Vault: The History of a Proud Franchise traces the team’s entire incredible story, from the early days in Boston, to the glory years under coach Joe Gibbs in […]

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Washington Redskins to highlight the complicated process of changing an NFL team name

Changing a team name is a complicated process and typically takes years, but the Washington Redskins are trying to do it in a matter of weeks, amid a pandemic, while concurrently conducting an internal sexual harassment investigation. The state of play: The last NFL team to change its name was the Tennessee Oilers — now […]

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Washington Football Team Drops ‘Redskins’ Name

After years of protests and controversy, the Washington Redskins, the professional football team in the U.S. capital, said Monday it is immediately dropping the use of its nickname that has been criticized for being racially offensive to Native Americans and will soon adopt a new nickname. Team owner Dan Snyder had long vowed he would […]

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Washington’s NFL Team Is Finally Changing Its Racist ‘Redskins’ Name

Washington’s NFL franchise will no longer be called the Redskins, the derogatory and racist moniker that it finally agreed to change after nearly 50 years of pressure from Native American activists. On Monday, the team announced the change in a statement posted to its Twitter account, following a review of the name launched by the team and the […]

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Washington Redskins’ name, Native mascots offend more than previously reported

A group protests the Washington Redskins name across from Levi’s Stadium before a 2014 NFL football game between the Redskins and the San Francisco 49ers. (AP Photo by Tony Avelar) Contrary to polls showing that relatively few Native Americans take offense at the Washington Redskins’ name, a new UC Berkeley study has found that at […]

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Washington Redskins building strong WR group finding value in NFL Draft

Antonio Gandy-Golden, Washington Redskins 2020 NFL Draft pick (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray is set up for a massive sophomore season by Dan Schmelzer NFL Draft 2020: Best pick made by each AFC South team by Dan Schmelzer NFL Draft For the last three years, the Washington Redskins have consistently […]

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Washington NFL Rumors & News

Go To Pro Hockey Rumors Go To Hoops Rumors October 16th, 2020 at 4:51pm CST by Sam Robinson Here are Friday’s practice squad decisions: Chicago Bears Signed: DL Daniel McCullers Washington Football Team Signed: DE Gerri Green October 16th, 2020 at 4:13pm CST by Sam Robinson Dwayne Haskins‘ standing in the Washington organization has plummeted […]

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Washington’s NFL team confirm they will drop racist ‘Redskins’ nickname

Washington’s NFL team have confirmed they will get rid of the name “Redskins” and logo, officially distancing themselves from a term that has been described as a “dictionary-defined racial slur” by experts and advocates. The team confirmed the decision on Monday in a statement posted on their official Twitter account, which still has the handle […]

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Racist NFL Franchise Washington Redskins Dead at 87

People protest the Washington Redskins name outside Lambeau Field before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis.Photo: Mike Roemer (AP)During an interview with USA Today in 2013, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was defiant in his refusal to ever change the […]