No new name was announced, but the team announced Snyder and coach Ron Rivera were working to develop ideas prior to the beginning of the 2020 season. Now, with the official word out that a new name will be put into place, the real drama can begin as fans and players alike lobby for what they think the mascot should be.
Native American experts and advocates have long protested the name they call a "dictionary-defined racial slur".
The decision comes 11 days after naming-rights sponsor FedEx's public statement asking for a change to the controversial moniker.
The Washington Redskins are expected to announce tomorrow that the team will retire its nickname. Marshall had previously been an ardent critic of desegregation in America, including many statements made after his founding and ownership of one of the NFL's cornerstone franchises over the last century.
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The team did not provide a timeline for when the review would be completed. This despite the name coming under increased scrutiny in recent years as being racist and demeaning toward Native Americans.
The lease at FedEx Field expires in 2027, and dropping the name keeps open various possibilities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington for the team's new stadium and headquarters.
Sunday night's story further backed Saturday reporting from Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio and Yahoo's Charles Robinson, who each talked about an "imminent" name change.
Recently, a statue of the team's founder, George Preston Marshall has also been removed from the grounds of RFK Stadium. USA Today reports that defenders often cited a poll conducted by The Washington Post in 2016 that showed 90 percent of Native Americans say they were not offended by the nickname. They also want it to last for the next 100 years, which means we can assume it won't be almost as offensive as the freshly retired name.