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Adrian Peterson explains why he did not like the Redskins trade of Trent Williams

Adrian Peterson explains why he did not like the Redskins trade of Trent Williams

The Redskins traded left tackle Trent Williams during the NFL Draft, and while most fans and media seemed relieved to have the sideshow go away, veteran running back Adrian Peterson felt quite different. 

"I didn't like the trade," Peterson said Thursday on a Zoom call with reporters. 

"I feel like Trent is the best offensive lineman in the game," he continued. "I was hoping there would be some good ending to him and what the Redskins were dealing with. But I'm happy for him."

It's no secret that Peterson and Williams are good friends. Both men went to the University of Oklahoma, are from the Houston area and even own a gym together back in Texas. When Peterson signed with the Redskins in 2018, Williams was one of the most vocal supporters. 

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Therefore, it's no surprise Williams doesn't like the Williams trade. And Peterson has good reason, even Redskins VP of Player Personnel Kyle Smith admitted after the trade that Williams' carries first-round pick value. 

"Trent Williams is a first-round value, that’s what he is, that’s what the tape tells you, that’s what everybody knows," Smith told reporters after the trade. "This circumstance and everything that has gone into this for two years or whatever it’s been, that’s what’s devalued him. At the end of the day for the Washington Redskins, what we got with a fifth and third, we’re happy with what we got and it’s time to move on and we’re ready to move forward."

Here's the thing with Peterson - his displeasure from the Williams trade won't impact his 2020 season. He's in elite shape - always - and is ready to compete for playing time with a room full of young running backs. 

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If the Redskins go with a new name, quarterback Dwayne Haskins has a favorite

If the Redskins go with a new name, quarterback Dwayne Haskins has a favorite

As the Redskins name-change debate continues to gain steam, people everywhere are weighing in on potential options for a switch.

Scanning social media, the leaders in the clubhouse seem to be the Washington Warriors, Redtails and Redhawks.

At least one of those names has the blessing of a player fans hope will eventually become the face of the franchise.

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With several former Ohio State players on the team -- Dwayne Haskins, Chase Young, Terry McLaurin -- Bleacher Report's Matt Miller tossed around the idea of changing the Redskins to the Buckeyes. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins responded saying he liked the Redtails.

The Redtails were a group of Tuskegee airmen, all-black fighter pilots during World War II.

Haskins said "that's if we have to change the name," making clear he isn't taking a stance on whether the team should change the name.

Reports have suggested a name change is likely before the 2020 season begins.

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Report: Globetrotters willing to sell Washington Generals name to Redskins

Report: Globetrotters willing to sell Washington Generals name to Redskins

As the Washington football team mulls over the increasingly likely decision to change its name from the Redskins, the parent company of the Harlem Globetrotters suggested Friday that it'd be interested in giving the team another option.

According to Action Network's Darren Rovell, a spokesman for Herschend Entertainment said the company would "love" for the Redskins or NFL to call about buying the rights to the Washington Generals name.

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The Generals are the frequent opponent of the Globetrotters, almost always on the losing end of the fun basketball competition. Herschend Entertainment owns trademarks for both the Generals and Globetrotters.

“We think that the Globetrotters are right up there as the most liked team in the world with Manchester United and the New York Yankees,” Brett Meister, the spokesman, said. “Our heritage includes the Washington Generals.”

The Generals also have other local ties, as the team's former owner/coach/player Red Klotz was a member of the 1948 title-winning Baltimore Bullets.

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