Redskins To Be Called ‘Washington Football Team’ This Season

​The Ashburn-based National Football League team formerly known as the Washington Redskins will call itself the Washington Football Team this upcoming season until it formally adopts a new permanent name, the team announced Thursday.

“The decision to use ‘Washington Football Team’ for this season allows the franchise the ability to undertake an in-depth branding process to properly include player, alumni, fan, community and sponsor input,” according to the statement from the Washington Football Team. “We encourage fans, media and all other parties to use ‘Washington Football Team’ immediately.”

The football team tweeted its temporary branding on Thursday, saying, “It begins here…”