Washington Football Team renamed the Commanders


The Washington Football Team officially shed its temporary label on Wednesday and announced the franchise will be known as the Commanders, ending a renaming process that began more than 18 months ago. 

The window for speculating about the club’s new moniker is closed. Now, it’s time to grow familiar with its new name.

The Washington Commanders.

Co-owners Dan and Tanya Snyder, team president Jason Wright and a handful of former and current players were present at FedEx Field to mark the occasion. The unveiling of the name occurred on The Today Show. 

Washington had been known as the Washington Football Team for the last two seasons after the club moved on its former "Redskins" nickname due to mounting pressure about the insensitivity of that moniker. 

Commanders emerged among other candidates in recent months due to its ties to the Washington, D.C. area and the military and its lack of potential trademark issues. 

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