Washington picks temporary name for season


Effective immediately, Washington will call itself the “Washington Football Team” pending the adoption of a new name, league sources tell ESPN.

This is not a final renaming and rebranding for the team; this is the name it wants to use until pending adoption of a new name at some point in the future.

The team will continue the process of retiring the Redskins name and hopes to be entirely rid of it on physical and digital spaces in the next 50 days, by the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Washington will not have any change to its color scheme. It will still use burgundy and gold. The Redskins logo on the helmet will be replaced by the player’s number in gold. The Washington Football Team will debut its home uniforms in Week 1 against the Eagles, and its road uniforms in Week 2 against the Cardinals.

While the Washington Football Teams uses these uniforms and helmets for the 2020 season, it will be seeking the feedback of players, alumni, fans, sponsors and the community for the new team name it will use in the future.

Fans will be able to purchase “Washington Football Team” merchandise from Fanatics and NFL Shop in the coming days.

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