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Report: Redskins' new name will not have Native American imagery

Report: Redskins' new name will not have Native American imagery

When the Washington Redskins announce its new team name, whenever that might be, don't expect its new moniker to have any Native American ties.

During the recent internal discussions the team has had about its name, Washington is "planning to have no Native American imagery," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

However, the team is planning on keeping its popular burgundy and gold color scheme, according to ESPN's John Keim.

Last Friday, Washington announced the franchise was undergoing a "thorough review" of its team name. The decision to review the name came just days after some of the team's biggest corporate sponsors -- FedEx, Nike, PepsiCo and Bank of America -- publicly pressured the team to change its name.

FedEx chairman Fred Smith, who is also a minority owner of the franchise, was the first to raise public concern about the name, calling for it to be changed last Thursday. FedEx owns the naming rights to Washington's home stadium on a deal that runs through 2027.

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Last week, Nike, the NFL's official merchandise partner, removed all Redskins apparel from its website. Other online apparel stores such as Walmart, Target and Amazon have followed Nike's lead in recent days. Fanatics, however, has chosen to keep the team's merchandise on its site, along with NFL.com.

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The talk of the Redskins potential name change has been one of the biggest topics of conversation over the past few days, as several prominent figures both on the inside and outside of the sports world have shared their opinion on the matter. D.C. Mayor Murial Bowser is happy to see the name change, and President Donald Trump even weighed in on the matter, too.

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Hey, look, it's another list that doesn't feature any Washington Football Team players

Hey, look, it's another list that doesn't feature any Washington Football Team players

Lists largely exist to piss folks off.

Yeah, sure, they also help when you're at the grocery store and need to remember to grab a mediocre frozen pizza that you'll end up not liking because most frozen pizzas are a bigger bust than Josh Doctson, but on the Internet nowadays, lists lead to people being left off lists, which leads to hurt feelings.

The Washington Football Team can relate to those hurt feelings, too.

Not a single player from the franchise was featured on the NFL's Top 100 that wrapped up a few weeks ago. Is that understandable? Of course. Does that make it any less painful for fans? Of course not.

Well, thanks to CBSSports.com, Washington now has a second set of rankings to feel completely ignored by. While this one is a bit goofier than the NFL Top 100, it still shows just how far Ron Rivera's group has to go in the national lens. 

On Monday, Cody Benjamin identified who he believes is the best current player to sport every number from 1 to 99 (Kyler Murray is Benjamin's pick for No. 1, for example, while Aaron Donald obviously takes home No. 99). It's a creative and fun idea — and as it turns out, it's yet another way to jab at the WFT.

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Terry McLaurin didn't land No. 17; it went to Davante Adams. Adrian Peterson lost out on No. 26 to Saquon Barkley. Joel Bitonio swiped No. 75 over Brandon Scherff. And no one out of Jonathan Allen (93), Daron Payne (94) or Matt Ioannidis (98) received any recognition.

Again, the point here isn't necessarily to get angry at the NFL Network or CBS Sports, because 1) If you get THAT angry over someone else's opinion on football, you need to chill out then chill out some more, and 2) The organization is coming off of a 3-13 season and aren't exactly flush with standout contributors.

Instead, the point is that Rivera and his team, while building some positive local momentum, have a ton of work to do to re-establish themselves in the league overall. The lack of love on these lists is certainly annoying to those who care about the Burgundy and Gold, but the underlying takeaway is what truly needs to be addressed.

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Dwayne Haskins plans to reach out to Derrius Guice following his release, domestic violence arrest

Dwayne Haskins plans to reach out to Derrius Guice following his release, domestic violence arrest

Outside of star wide receiver Terry McLaurin, arguably no two players were expected to be more impactful for Washington's offense in 2020 than quarterback Dwayne Haskins and running back Derrius Guice.

While Haskins remains the most important piece to the unit, Guice is no longer in the picture after he was arrested on domestic violence charges last Friday and released by the team shortly after. He later went unclaimed on waivers.

Since his arrest, Guice has been silent; he deleted all his social media and has made no public appearances. So, when Haskins spoke to the local media on Tuesday for the first time since Guice's arrest, the quarterback was asked if he's spoken to the running back since, not only as a teammate but as a friend, too.

"I was just going to give Derrius a couple of days to clear his mind and things like that," Haskins said. "I haven't reached out to him yet, but I'm praying for him in the situation and hoping that the female is okay as well."

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While Haskins repeatedly called the situation "unfortunate," he stressed he's focused on football right now and is not letting the incident become a distraction for the football team during training camp.

"It's unfortunate, but I'm more wrapped up in football right now, training camp and making sure my mind is right," Haskins said. "I hope all the best for everyone in that situation."

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