Washington Redskins

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

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

Trademark board rules against Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that the team’s federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The 2-1 ruling comes […]

06/18/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., faces reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reid rejects Redskins invite, presses for change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won’t attend a Washington Redskins home game until the football team changes its name. In a letter Monday to the team’s president, Reid called the […]

06/17/2014

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50 senators to NFL: Change Redskins’ racist name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins’ name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it. In […]

05/22/2014

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder walks off the field before an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Redskins’ Snyder says team name is ‘not an issue’

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it’s time for people to “focus on reality” concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team’s nickname. “We understand the issues out there, […]

04/22/2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is sacked by New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck (91) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Landover, Md. The Giants won 24-17. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NFL says officials erred at end of Sunday night game

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says Sunday night’s officiating crew should have stopped play and eliminated confusion about the down and distance at the end of the Giants’ 24-17 victory at Washington. With New […]

12/02/2013

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