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Monday morning discussion: reports, leaks, rumors and announcements regarding the name change and other developments

It’s happening!

This space will be used to post information and updates regarding the happenings at Ashburn this morning. Feel free to post updates in the comments section as well.

Walter “Blackie” Wetzel’s son says logo isn’t offensive, change will be hard

“Everyone was pretty upset (about the change),” said Lance Wetzel. “Everyone understood the name change we were all on board with that. Once they weren’t going to use the logo, it was hard. It takes away from the Native Americans. When I see that logo, I take pride in it. You look at the depiction of the Redskins logo and it’s of a true Native American. I always felt it was representing my people. That’s not gone”

FedEx issued a statement

“We appreciate the team’s decision to change its name and logo, and we look forward to the outcome of the next step in the process,” the company said in a statement released to NBC Sports Washington on Monday afternoon.

Adam Schefter believes we could hear an announcement on the name as early as this week

Report: former Redskins tight end and scout Don Warren hired to replace Richard Mann as Assistant Director of Pro Personnel

Brian McNally comments on the Warren hiring

Official Announcement

The name and logo will be retired “upon completion of this review”.

So, not retired today.

A little clarification from Mike Garafolo

Backed up by Peter Hailey

Dwayne Haskins weighs in

Commentary from Rick Snider

Grant Paulsen

James Palmer

Mark Maske

Steve Wyche & Jeff Schultz

Andrew Brandt

and a guy named Joe