Following Monday’s announcement that Washington plans to retire the name “Redskins” after completing a “thorough review” of the name, The Undefeated’s Jason Reid reported on ESPN that the team hopes to have a new name solidified by the start of training camp.
“I expect this to move very quickly,” Reid said Monday. “Talking with multiple sources over the last couple days and this morning, the expectation is this will be buttoned up, completely buttoned up, before the team reports to training camp, which should be July 28. Although we’re not sure of that right now because of obviously the fluid events with the COVID situation.
“But in terms of what the league wants, what the hope is, what the expectation is, is this will be a non-issue moving into training camp.”
Washington didn’t specify in its statement what the timetable would be for the decision, saying only that owner Dan Snyder and head coach Ron Rivera would lead the team’s efforts for determining a new name. Snyder, who has a history of opposing any kind of name change, has deferred a significant amount of organizational power to Rivera since hiring him in January.
NFL officials are still in talks with representatives of the players union over how to proceed with the 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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