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Have the Washington Redskins began to change their name

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It has been the topic on everyone's mind this summer, football personalities past and present have had their say but the question is, will the Washington Redskins change their name?

It has racially insensitive connotations, it is outdated, it is ignorant and discriminates against an entire race of proud Americans.

It is their history, their legacy, it is the name that the greatest Washington players in history have proudly represented.

These are just some of the arguments made for each side with each raising valid points.

Its the debate that has divided opinions and despite Redskins owner Dan Snyder's determination to keep the name, could he now be set to change it?

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Well over the last few days, it has been announced that they have started the process to fund a new stadium for the Redskins.

Despite currently having the largest stadium in the NFL, FedExField opened in 1997 and could be set to be replaced already.

But could it be one very expensive way for Snyder to go against his own word and finally deliver the name change that many in the NFL want.

Many in the NFL have openly criticized the name and even outside of the league, the US Patent office and even the President of the United States Barack Obama have taken strides to have it changed.

The saga will continue and who knows how it will end, but the new stadium proposal is widely considered to be a way of ushering in a new era of Washington football.

A big summer for Washington

The Redskins have made their fair share of headlines this summer away from the name change fiasco.

They have brought in some big names over this off-season and now boast a heavily favoured offense ahead of the upcoming season.

Having brought in former Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson while keeping hold of big names like DeAngelo Hall, Santana Moss and Brian Orakpo.

Added to the constant threat of starting Quarterback Robert Griffin III and superstar Wide Receiver Pierre Garcon, they pose a big threat for every NFL team.

Once they returned to the field for pre-season, they have also impressed going 3-1 in their four games including a massive 23-6 win over last season's AFC Championship finalist New England Patriots.

Wins over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns were other highlights with their only loss coming to the Baltimore Ravens.

It will be a big season for the Redskins in 2014 and amidst all the controversy surrounding the organization fans, players and executives will surely be looking forward to getting back to football.

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