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'I'll believe this when I see it': Skip Bayless doubts that the Redskins will actually change their name

'I'll believe this when I see it': Skip Bayless doubts that the Redskins will actually change their name

There's been more movement toward the Redskins changing their name over the past few days than there was in the past handful of years combined.

The team itself is reviewing the issue. Ron Rivera has expressed that he wants the switch to happen before the 2020 season. And every fan has a suggestion for what the new name should be

Not everyone is buying that Washington's football team will eventually be known by something else, though. Take Skip Bayless, for example. He's taking the opposite stance.

"I'll believe this when I see it," Bayless said on Monday during his Undisputed show on FS1. 

While Bayless does believe Redskins is "completely disparaging and disrespectful" to Native Americans, he still thinks Dan Snyder will do what he can to keep it. 

"I will bet you right now that Dan Snyder's game plan is that he's hoping to wait this out," Bayless said. "He's hoping that Black Lives Matter dies down just a little bit so he goes back under the radar with his nickname."

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Bayless went on to cite Snyder growing up as a fan of the franchise as another reason why he doesn't anticipate the owner actually following through on a move many are calling imminent.

Snyder knows how many people have deep ties to the Redskins and their history, and he won't want to take that away from those people in the end. 

"I'll be shocked if this gets done before the kickoff in September," Bayless concluded. "I'm going to be surprised if it gets done at all."

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Washington is reportedly bringing in a six-year veteran receiver to help fill out the offense

Washington is reportedly bringing in a six-year veteran receiver to help fill out the offense

Washington's group of receivers is about to become a lot more experienced and a little deeper thanks to a pending Monday signing.

To help fill out one of the weaker areas on the roster, the team is reportedly going to bring in Dontrelle Inman, according to Ian Rapoport. Inman's physical, which Rapoport says should be completed soon, is the last step of the transaction.

The 31-year-old will immediately become the oldest option at the position, taking that designation away from the 27-year-old Cody Latimer. Ron Rivera has explained multiple times this offseason how he wants at least one established pro on the outside to help lead up-and-comers like Terry McLaurin, Steven Sims and Antonio Gandy-Golden. For now, Inman looks like he'll be the guy for that role.

Last year, Inman caught 12 passes for 181 yards in seven total games (three with the Colts and four with the Chargers). His best output came in 2016 with then-San Diego, when he posted 58 receptions for 810 yards and four scores.

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The focus for Inman will now be catching up on Scott Turner's playbook. If he's able to do that, he could have a real shot at sticking with Washington for 2020, especially with Latimer currently on the Commissioner's Exempt list and Kelvin Harmon recovering from a torn ACL.

In fact, it doesn't even feel that crazy to say Inman could eventually be in the mix for a starting spot, considering how unproven the other in-house choices are.

At the very least, the signing gives the Washington Football Team someone who's shown they can be productive in the NFL. That's a pretty low bar for an August move, of course, but it's also just the reality of what Rivera and Turner are working with on offense right now. 

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Before and after shot of Dwayne Haskins shows Washington QB's offseason transformation

Before and after shot of Dwayne Haskins shows Washington QB's offseason transformation

If there's one thing driving the Dwayne Haskins hype train for the 2020 season, it's the young quarterback's transformation this summer. 

Haskins reportedly lost 11 pounds from his rookie season, dropped his body fat percentage by 7% and worked out with just about every NFL player under the sun to prepare for his first season as a starter. 

As Washington continues its training camp, a fan posted side-by-side pictures of Haskins taken a year apart. The difference is quite noticeable. 

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Haskins, an active Twitter user, then responded to the fan seemingly with his mindset heading into his second season. 

We still have to wait and see if Haskins' offseason work translates to the field, and without preseason games we'll have to wait a bit longer. 

But if his on-field performance mirrors his offseason improvements, Washington football fans may be in for a fun year. 

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