Report: Temporary ‘Washington Football Team’ Name Could Become Permanent

Report: Temporary ‘Washington Football Team’ Name Could Become Permanent


The NFL team formerly known as the Washington Redskins may permanently change its name to the Washington Football Team, the temporary moniker the franchise landed on while searching for a permanent name.

Dan Snyder, the owner of the team, told The Wall Street Journal in an email ahead of the Sunday game against the Philadelphia Eagles, it was “possible” the interim team name could become the permanent designation for the NFL team, whose former name was the subject of on-and-off controversy for a number of years.

“If the Washington Football Team name catches on and our fans embrace it then we would be happy to have it as our permanent name,” wrote Snyder. “I think we have developed a very classy retro look and feel.”

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Snyder also told the WSJ that, in the last several years, the team name “had increasingly become a distraction from our primary focus of football.”

“So, in the spirit of inclusivity, we made the

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