Found April 30, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Redskins name change debate has come up once again. Washington, D.C. council member David Grosso is planning to introduce a resolution that will call for the Washington Redskins to change their name to the Redtails, according to The Washington Post. Grosso says he has two other council members that agree with the resolution. “It’s been a long time that we’ve had this name associated with Washington, and I think its time we take a stand and change it,” Grosso said. Grosso is putting together the resolution because he says “Redskins” is “a derogatory, racist name.” Washington, D.C.’s mayor, Vincent C. Gray, called for a name change to be discussed back in January, especially if the team were to return to D.C. city limits. The name Redtails would honor the the Tuskegee Airmen, who broke the color barrier for U.S. military pilots in World War II. Grosso mentioned that the team would not need to change their fight song or their feather logo. This tweet could be in relation to anythin...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Rambo could be steal of Redskins 2013 Draft

Bacarri Rambo could turn out to be the defensive Alfred Morris that the Redskins so desperately have been wanting. The 2013 NFL Draft has come and gone for the Washington Redskins and where last year was all about Robert Griffin III, and the sixth round acquisition of Alfred Morris, this year was all about the defense. Alfred Morris was an unknown running back out of Florida Atlantic...

RG3 Thanks Redskins Fans for Coming to Draft Day Party

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III made an appearance at the 2013 Redskins Draft Day Party at FedEx Field this past Saturday and was greeting by exited Redskins fans. RG3 decided he wanted to show the Redskins faithful just how far he had come by doing jumping jacks on stage. (That video can be seenRead More...

Robert Griffin III knows he made a mistake by staying in the Seahawks game

Washington Redskins quarterback told ESPN the Magazine that he realizes that staying in last season’s playoff game against the Seahawks was a mistake. “I don’t feel like playing against the Seahawks was a mistake. But I see the mistake IN IT,” Griffin said, via Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post.   Griffin elaborated. “With what happened and how everything was running...

Mike Shanahan Says Redskins Are ‘Better Football Team’ After Draft

The Washington Redskins entered the 2013 NFL Draft with question marks about their secondary, offensive and defensive line units and wide receiver core. With seven picks, the Redskins drafted two running backs, an area that they already had stability. Nevertheless, building depth was the Redskins’ goal, and quietly, they may have been able to, despite popular opinion. “Well,...

Brandon Meriweather says he’ll be ready for training camp

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather told The Washington Post that he’s on track to be ready for training camp as he continue to rehab from a torn ACL. “Everything’s going good,” Meriweather said in a phone interview. “I’m on schedule. Everything’s positive.” Meriweather made it clear that his only goal is to be ready for training camp. “I’m trying to look at the...

Redskins Officially Sign Five Undrafted Players, Offer Tryouts to Others

The Washington Redskins officially signed five free agents on Wednesday. Those five newly signed players will...

Brandon Meriweather is working his way back from knee injury for training camp

According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will work rehabbing his knee during mini-camps in order to be ready for training camp. Meriweather suffered a knee injury colliding with fellow teammate Al Robinson in pre-game warm ups. “I’m trying to look at the big picture, and the big picture is [training camp],” Meriweather...

NFL ready for Cowboys vs. Redtails?

Is one of the most storied rivalries in the history of the NFL ready for a name change? Is "Cowboys vs. Redskins" no more? If Washington D.C. councilman David Grosso has his way, then we might be seeing the end of Washington Redskins. The Washington Post reports that Grasso hopes to introduce a non-binding resolution to change Washington's name from the Redskins...

RG3 gloats about spanking the Cowboys on Thanksgiving

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (a.k.a. RG3) is not running short on confidence these days. Despite the knee injury that left him broken down during Redskins’ playoff exit, Griffin feels so good about his rookie season that he took the time to taunt his division rival the Dallas Cowboys.   Please click here to read this story. The post Robert Griffin III...

RG3 On Redskins: We Want To Continue To Make Cowboys Stadium Our Home

Robert Griffin III is a fast healer, and all signs point to him being ready to start game one of the NFL regular season against the Philadelphia Eagles. Saturday during a mini draft party/pep rally, Griffin III did jumping jacks for the fans and excited his the fan base.  During the meet and greet, Griffin III was asked about his favorite moment from his awesome rookie season? He...

Washington D.C. Council member pushing for Redskins to change name to ‘Redtails’

David Grosso is trying to pass a resolution to have the Washington Redskins finally change their name. His choice for a sub? "Redtails."

RG3: I want Redskins to make Cowboys Stadium ‘home’

During a pep rally on Saturday, RGIII said he wants to make Cowboys Stadium his “home” (Credit: AP Photo/Tim Sharp) On Saturday, the Washington Redskins held a pep rally at FedEx Field for the team’s fan. During the rally, quarterback Robert Griffin III took some time to talk to the crowd and get the fans excited about the possibility of him coming back week one. Griffin, took...

Giants rumors: Tim Hightower to visit New York

Washington Redskins free agent running back Tim Hightower was scheduled to visit with the New York Giants in early April, but the meeting never took place. The running back has remained on the Giants' radar, as Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News is reporting that Hightower will meet with the team today. Tim Hightower, the former Redskins running back who was scheduled...

How NFL journey began for Coug OL

PULLMAN -- For Cougar o-lineman Wade Jacobson, it was a nerve-wracking 24 hours following the draft. The uncertainty, the insecurity, the improbability -- it all had Jacobson an anxious mess. After a pain-staking night of thinking, his finally phone rang. The Washington Redskins wanted him, and he wanted the Washington Redskins.
Redskins News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.