Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) hands the ball off to running back Alfred Morris (46) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Different feel this time for Redskins’ Cousins

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Whenever Kirk Cousins has subbed for Robert Griffin III, there’s never been any pretense of a budding Washington Redskins quarterback controversy. Cousins has always been quick to say “This is Robert’s […]

09/17/2014

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wa., from left, President of National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and Chairman of the Swinomish Tribe Brian Cladoosby, and Amy Sarck Dobmeier of the Qissunamiut Tribe of Alaska join other native Americans and lawmakers during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to pressure the Washington Redskins football team to change their name. Cantwell says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL’s tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name. The announcement by Democrat Maria […]

09/16/2014

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne is sacked by Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Hurt again, RG3 watches Redskins top Jaguars 41-10

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson watched much of the game from the locker room, Griffin with a dislocated left ankle and Jackson with a sprained left shoulder, a mini-collection of […]

09/15/2014

A Washington Redskins football helmet lies on the field during NFL football minicamp, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

New York newspaper sacks Washington nickname

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation’s largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name Redskins when writing about Washington’s NFL team. The Daily News of New York said Thursday in a […]

09/04/2014

FILE - In this June 17, 2014, file photo, Washington Redskins helmets sit on the field during an NFL football minicamp in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Group asks broadcasters to stop saying ‘Redskins’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group campaigning for the Washington Redskins to change their name is sending a letter to broadcasters requesting that Redskins not be uttered on the public airwaves. The letter was released Wednesday […]

09/03/2014

This is a 2014 photo of Brandon Meriweather of the Washington Redskins NFL football team. This image reflects the Washington Redskins active roster as of Tuesday, June 17, 2014 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Redskins’ Meriweather to appeal 2-game suspension

  ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal a two-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Torrey Smith. Gruden said Tuesday he felt Meriweather’s hit on the […]

08/26/2014

Washington Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) reacts after Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) was sacked during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

  CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger. The NFL fined the Browns rookie quarterback $12,000 on Friday for flipping his middle finger at Washington’s sideline, a person familiar with the […]

08/22/2014

FILe - In this Nov. 3, 2013, file photo, the roof is open on the stadium before an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman, File)

Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

  NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL […]

08/20/2014

FILE - These are file photos showing, from left, Phil Simms, Jim Nantz, and Washington Redskins NFL football team owner Daniel Snyder. CBS lead analyst Phil Simms is considering referring to the Redskins only as "Washington" when he broadcasts the team's game against the Giants next month. Simms isn't taking sides in the debate over whether Washington's nickname is offensive or racist. But he adds he is sensitive to the complaints about the name, and his instincts now are to not use "Redskins" in his announcing. His broadcast partner, Jim Nantz, says it is not his job "to take a stance." CBS is allowing its announcers to decide on their own whether to call the team the Redskins. (AP Photo/File)

Simms, Dungy likely not to use ‘Redskins’ on TV

  NEW YORK (AP) — Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington’s Week 4 game — said Monday they likely won’t use the term “Redskins” when discussing […]

08/18/2014

The Washington Redskins name is displayed on a building at their training facility at Redskins Park during NFL football minicamp, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

US Patent Office finds Redskins’ name offensive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins’ name is “disparaging of Native Americans” and should be stripped of trademark protection — a decision that puts powerful new […]

06/18/2014

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