Redskins To Retire Name On Monday According To Report

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After years of criticism, the Redskins are apparently on the verge of changing their name.

According to Sports Business Journal reporter Ben Fischer the team will announce that they will retire the name on Monday after receiving pressure from sponsors. The new nickname will not be released until a later date.

Via Sports Business Journal

The Redskins intend to announce on Monday that the team will retire its nickname, two sources said, 11 days after naming-rights sponsor FedEx’s public statement asking for a change to the controversial moniker. The new nickname will not be announced immediately because trademark issues are pending, the sources said, but insiders were told today that the “thorough review” announced July 3 has concluded. The team felt it was important to remove any doubts as to the future of the name, one source said.

As for the new nickname, the Washington Red Wolves has been gaining steam among Redskins fans in the past few weeks.

Update: Redskins fans are starting to say goodbye to the old name on social media.

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