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Redskins rookie WR Antonio Gandy-Golden says he battled COVID-19

Redskins rookie WR Antonio Gandy-Golden says he battled COVID-19

This story has been updated.

Redskins rookie wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden tested positive for COVID-19 but has since self-quarantined and is asymptomatic, sources have told NBC Sports Washington. 

Washington selected Gandy-Golden to boost their receiving group after a tremendously productive two-year stretch at Liberty University. He averaged 75 catches per season with 10 touchdowns and around 1,100 yards in two years at college. 

Some predict he could emerge as a starter opposite Terry McLaurin for the Redskins 2020 offense, and all indications are that Gandy-Golden’s bout with the Coronavirus won’t impact his ability to compete for playing time this fall. Kelvin Harmon seems the most likely competition for the other starting spot. 

This news does not mark the first positive test for COVID-19 in the NFL but it is the first reported positive test among Redskins players. 

Earlier this week the NFL’s top doctor admitted that as the league works to return to the practice fields some positive tests will be inevitable. Well, the inevitable has now reached the Redskins roster but is already in the rear view mirror. 

Popular Redskins podcast Burgundy Blog hinted that a Redskins player had tested positive for the virus last weekend, and earlier this week Liberty Univiersity president Jerry Falwell also suggested Gandy-Golden had dealt with the virus. 

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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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