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Washington Football Team taking fan submissions for the team's new name
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Washington Football Team taking fan submissions for the team's new name

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Have a thought on what the Washington Football Team should be named? Now’s your chance to weigh in.

The team has launched a submission page at WashingtonJourney.com, where fans can send in their suggestions ahead of what the team is describing as the “next phase” of the rebranding effort.

The team has committed to keeping the “Washington Football Team” moniker through the 2021 season, with a rebranding to be announced in the spring of 2022.

The temporary name was adopted this season after advertisers and other groups pressured the team to stop using the term “Redskins,” which is considered derogatory toward Native Americans.

Team president Jason Wright said submissions will be taken through April 5, and since the team launched the site, more than 15,000 ideas have been received, from 60 countries and six continents.

“This is about much more than a name; this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to be a meaningful and lasting part of our history,” Wright said.

“With the help of our fans, we will create an identity that reflects our shared values, honors our legacy, becomes the anchor of new traditions for the team, and charts our course as a modern franchise of the future.”

Wright said keeping the Football Team moniker has not been ruled out, and that all options will be put on the table.

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