Despite calls and pressure from various media outlets, don’t look for the Washington Redskins to be changing their team name or logo at anytime in the near future. Seemingly every year, members of the media trot out the same story, trying to force the Washington Redskins to change their team name, and this year has been no different. On Thursday, team general manager Bruce Allen addressed the calls for change at a groundbreaking for the Redskins’ new training camp facility.
When asked if the team was considering a name change, Allen bristled at reporters calling the suggestion “ludicrous”. He stated, “There’s nothing we feel is offensive. And we’re proud of out history.”
Allen added that QB Robert Griffin III is progressing well with his rehab and the team fully expects him to be ready for the regular season opener in September.
Griffin’s injury in Washington led many to question the condition of the field at FedEx Field. Allen was questioned about what potential changes could be coming to the field. He responded by saying that Field Turf will not be added this year but that the team was considering all other options for the upcoming season.