"The Redskins name and logo will officially be retired by the start of the 2020 season,"
The former Washington Redskins will use Washington Football Team as an interim name for the 2020 NFL season, the club announced Thursday, dropping the team's logo as well.
The team made the announcement in the wake of growing US social movements against racist symbols and monuments, the name team owner Dan Snyder once vowed never to change being retired before the start of the 2020 campaign.
Going with a temporary name will allow more time to make a choice about a longer-lasting nickname moving forward after dropping Redskins, which had been used since 1933.
"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," the team said in a statement.