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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice (29) runs the ball during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Landover, Md. The Washington Football Team has released Guice after he was charged in a domestic violence incident. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

Washington releases RB Guice after domestic violence arrest

Aug. 7, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Washington Football Team released running back Derrius Guice on Friday after he was charged in multiple domestic violence incidents. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department told The Associated Press that Guice was arrested on one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith stands on the field before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Landover, Md. Smith needs to pass his physical with Washington doctors before being cleared for football activities. A team spokesman said Smith would take that physical Monday, July 27, 2020. Players are set to report to training camp Tuesday. Smith has not played since November 2018 when he broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Washington puts Smith on physically unable to perform list

Jul. 27, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

Washington put quarterback Alex Smith on the physically unable to perform list Monday on the eve of the start of training camp. A physical showed Smith’s right leg has medically recovered 20 months after he broke the fibula and tibia in it during a game. But the 36-year-old veteran hasn’t been fully...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith stands on the field before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Landover, Md. Smith needs to pass his physical with Washington doctors before being cleared for football activities. A team spokesman said Smith would take that physical Monday, July 27, 2020. Players are set to report to training camp Tuesday. Smith has not played since November 2018 when he broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Washington's Smith must pass physical before being cleared

Jul. 24, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

Alex Smith could move one step closer to returning to the football field after a gruesome injury. The Washington quarterback needs to pass his physical with a team doctor Monday before being cleared for football activities, a team spokesman said. ESPN had reported Smith was already cleared after the 36-year-old...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, F-26 fighter jets from the DC Air National Guard fly over FedEx Field before an NFL football game against between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press the team formerly known as Redskins will go by Washington Football Team until a new name is chosen. Washington will keep its burgundy and gold colors and replace the Indian head logo on helmets with a player's jersey number.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Ex-Redskins become Washington Football Team for 2020 season

Jul. 23, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

The NFL team formerly known as the Redskins will go by the Washington Football Team for at least the 2020 season, giving the organization time to choose a new, full-time name. Gone is the Indian head logo and the name Native American advocates have called a dictionary-defined racial slur. Here to stay are the...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning during a preseason baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians players, owner meet to discuss potential name change

Jul. 21, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's players met Tuesday with owner Paul Dolan to discuss a potential name change for the team, which has been called the Indians for the past 105 years. Manager Terry Francona said the group had an “honest” conversation and he came away proud of how it was handled by...

Washington NFL team hires Julie Donaldson for radio role

Jul. 21, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington’s NFL team hired TV reporter, anchor and host Julie Donaldson to oversee its broadcast operation and be a member of a three-person radio booth for games. Citing NFL Research, the team said Tuesday that Donaldson will be the first woman to be a regular on-air member of...

No-name Washington enters camp with low expectations

Jul. 20, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (3-13) CAMPSITE: Ashburn, Virginia LAST YEAR: Five consecutive losses cost coach Jay Gruden his job and put Redskins in deep hole for interim replacement Bill Callahan. Rookie Dwayne Haskins took over as starting quarterback in Week 9 but couldn't turn season around. Injuries piled up, lack of talent...

FILE - This Nov. 12, 2017, file photo shows Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder walking across the field before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Landover, Md. Snyder has hired a D.C. law firm to review the Washington NFL team's culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct. Beth Wilkinson of Wilkinson Walsh LLP confirmed to The Associated Press that the firm had been retained to conduct an independent review. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Washington NFL team brings back exec to work on name change

Jul. 20, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington’s NFL team brought back its former chief marketing officer, Terry Bateman, in that role Monday to oversee what it called in a news release its “name change and branding process.” Bateman originally was hired by Washington to oversee marketing in 2006....

FILE - This Jan. 2, 2020, file photo shows Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder listening to head coach Ron Rivera during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility, in Ashburn, Va. Snyder has hired a D.C. law firm to review the Washington NFL team's culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct. Beth Wilkinson of Wilkinson Walsh LLP confirmed to The Associated Press that the firm had been retained to conduct an independent review. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Washington owner Snyder vows culture change amid allegations

Jul. 17, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

Washington NFL owner Dan Snyder said Friday he's committed to improving the culture inside the team after allegations of sexual harassment, while the league will wait for a law firm's review before taking action. The Washington Post reported Thursday that 15 female former employees said they were sexually...

FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder walks the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. A new name must still be selected for the Washington Redskins football team, one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National Football League, and it was unclear how soon that will happen. But for now, arguably the most polarizing name in North American professional sports is gone at a time of reckoning over racial injustice, iconography and racism in the U.S.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Post reports misconduct allegations against DC NFL team

Jul. 16, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

The Washington Post reported Thursday that 15 female former employees of the city's NFL franchise said they were sexually harassed during their time with the team. In a statement, the team said it takes issues of employee conduct seriously and added, “While we do not speak to specific employee situations...