Could It Be The 'Washington Warriors'?

The Washington Redskins are expected to change their nickname soon, and it's sounding like 'Washington Warriors' might be the pick...

According to Washington local sports radio host Kevin Sheehan, 'Warriors' is the "definite leader in the clubhouse" - and in fact he says he'd "bet big money" on that being the new name.

"I don't think that's a reveal by any stretch," Sheehan said. "I think people do know that the Redskins have marked 'Washington Warriors' just in case, and ... I would bet big money on the 'Warriors' being the new name for the football team."

Head coach Ron Rivera said over the weekend that they "came up with a couple of names - two of them I really like".

Last week, the team promised a "thorough review" of its nickname, which has long been criticized as offensive to Native Americans. The team's colors of burgundy and gold are expected to stay the same.

Amid Social And Corporate Pressure, Washington Redskins Consider Name Change

Amid Social And Corporate Pressure, Washington Redskins Consider Name Change

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