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Updated: Jan 6, 2022

The National Football League's Washington Football Team said on Tuesday they will reveal their new name on Feb. 2 after a lengthy review on how to replace an original name that was widely seen as a racial slur against Native Americans.

The club, which had long said they would never change the Redskins name, softened their stance in mid-2020 after a naming rights sponsor to their suburban stadium in Landover, Maryland urged the NFL team to rebrand.

The team said they would be known as Washington Football Team while they worked to finalize a replacement name and logo.

"We can't wait to hit the ground running with our team name and identity on a clear path -- one without distracting obstacles, legal or otherwise," team president Jason Wright said in a statement.

"And while we've always understood it would be a nearly impossible task to select a name that all of our fans would identify with as their first pick, we are very excited about our final selection, which aligns with our values, carries forth our rich history, represents the region and, most importantly, is inspired and informed by you, our fans."

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