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Trent Williams sounds relieved he won't have to deal with 'musical chairs' at QB anymore

Trent Williams sounds relieved he won't have to deal with 'musical chairs' at QB anymore

At times, Trent Williams still has to remind himself he's a 49er and not a Redskin. That's what the left tackle, who's now in San Francisco after a decade with Washington, told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport during a recent episode of the RapSheet and Friends podcast.

There's no confusion on Williams' part, however, when it comes to how he feels about his new home.

"I've loved every second of it," he said. "I was welcomed with warm, open arms."

One of the reasons Williams is so optimistic about his next team is because of the man he'll be blocking for in Jimmy Garoppolo. After dealing with a game of "musical chairs" at passer with the Burgundy and Gold for nearly his entire tenure with the franchise, the Pro Bowler sounded relieved as he described how much more settled the situation is with the Niners.

"I think Jimmy G is awesome," Williams said. "As proven, I think he's a quarterback you can win with in this league. It's just hard to find a quarterback, it's the toughest position to pin down."

Sure, Williams took the field with Kirk Cousins during the three-year stretch when Cousins started every single game for the Redskins, but he also was around for the likes of Donovan McNabb, Rex Grossman, John Beck, Mark Sanchez, Josh Johnson, Colt McCoy and the exhausting rise and fall of Robert Griffin III. 

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Therefore, you can forgive him for looking so favorably at Garoppolo, who's coming off a Super Bowl appearance. Or, if you're a Redskins fan — and if you're reading NBCSportsWashington.com, you probably are — maybe you'll instead just get angrier at Williams. 

Either way, it's clear that the 31-year-old is quite content with the unit he's now a part of, which features not only Garoppolo but also George Kittle, Deebo Samuel and multiple skilled running backs.

"I'm extremely happy to just be a part of an offense that really doesn't need me to win," Williams said. "I can add to it."

He's happy, and, OK, you're most likely not. That's understandable.

So, just keep circling that Dec. 13 trip, when the Redskins travel out west to take on the 49ers.

Keep. Circling. It.

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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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