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The Washington Football Team looks to have whittled down its final selection of possible nicknames.

The Washington Redskins have cut down their list of possible nicknames.
The club launched a web series called “Creating the Brand” on YouTube, and in the third episode, team president Jason Wright sits down with head coach Ron Rivera and general manager Martin Mayhew.
Some of the finalists were shown to Wright’s colleagues.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM According to The Washington Post, the team had cut down the list to three nicknames from the eight disclosed in the video.
The Washington Presidents, Brigade, Redhogs, Football Team, Commanders, Armada, Defenders, and Redwolves were among the teams featured in the film.
The Washington Redwolves nickname appears to be agreed upon by the fans interviewed in the video.
RON RIVERA OF WASHINGTON ON THE NFL TAUNTING CRACKDOWN: ‘WE DONT NEED THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO SEE THAT’ “We started with 40,000 submissions and worked our way down from there,” Wright said in the video.
“It offered us a wide view of how the public and the fan base feel about us as an organization and where they want to see us go,” Wright told the Associated Press in July.
The Warriors, one of the prospective nicknames, was dropped from the list in July.
GET THE FOX NEWS APP HERE Wright stated in a statement on the team’s website that the new name will not include any references to Native Americans.
Wright believes that the new name will encourage more people to support the squad and that it will not offend anyone.
This article was written with the help of the Associated Press.

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How is Dax Hollifield progressing? What is the potential of Jaden Payoute? What’s a good trap game to watch? Mailbag at Virginia Tech

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— With only two and a half weeks until Virginia Tech takes the field versus North Carolina, let’s address some mailbag questions to pass the time.Andy, what can we expect from Dax Hollifield’s growth this year, especially without Rayshard Ashby on his flank?
Dax has always been a good player, but can he be said to have lived up to his blue-chip status?
Do you believe he has what it takes to make it to the NFL?
Hollifield’s biggest strength is that he rarely plays the position for which he was recruited.

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The NHLPA’strongly encourages’ players to get completely vaccinated, and warns that failure to do so could result in serious sanctions.

According to Michael Russo and Katie Strang of The Athletic, the NHL Players’ Association “highly pushed” players to get completely vaccinated against COVID-19 last week and warned them of potential consequences if they did not.
If players are not vaccinated and contract COVID-19 during the 2021-22 season, they may forfeit salary.
The Athletic notes that teams may withhold salary if an unvaccinated athlete is unable to accompany his team on road trips where municipal or federal authorities demand vaccination to enter.
“That puts a lot of pressure on everyone,” a player who did not want to be identified told The Athletic.
“You don’t want to be the reason your team is shorthanded or forced to stay in your hotel like last season,” many player agents told The Athletic. “They have urged their clients” to follow vaccine recommendations.
Players who are unsure about the immunization should speak with their doctors, according to the agents.
More than 85% of NHL players have been completely immunized, according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly.
Yet, this is lower than the other main professional sports leagues in North America.
The NFL, like the NBA, has a vaccination percentage of around 90%.
According to The Athletic, the NHL is unlikely to require players to be vaccinated.
Unvaccinated players, on the other hand, may face tougher restrictions and protocols.
The NHL and NHLPA are still debating protocols for the 2019 season, but with the delta variation on the rise across the country, those protocols could be identical to last season’s.
According to The New York Times, more than 128,000 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Friday.
That’s a 66% rise in the last 14 days.
Furthermore, 651 deaths were reported on Friday, an increase of 116% in just 14 days.

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In the event of a COVID-19 epidemic, NFL teams may be forced to forfeit.

The NFL has cautioned clubs that they may be forced to forfeit a game due to a COVID-19 epidemic among non-vaccinated players, and that players on both teams will be compensated the following week.
“As we discovered last year, we can play a full season if we maintain a firm commitment to adhering to our health and safety rules and making necessary adjustments in reaction to changing situations,” Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a memo to teams obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.
The NFL does not plan to add a 19th week to accommodate games that cannot be rescheduled inside the 18-week regular season, according to Goodell.
Yet, forfeitures are one of the possible outcomes.
“If a game cannot be rescheduled and is canceled due to a COVID epidemic among non-vaccinated players on one of the competing teams,” Goodell writes in the memo, “the team with the outbreak will forfeit and will be regarded to have played 16 games for reasons of draft, waiver priority, etc.”
The forfeiting team will be given a loss and the other team will be given a win for postseason seeding considerations.
More than half of the league’s teams have COVID-19 vaccination rates of more than 80%, and more than 75% of players are in the process of being vaccinated, according to the league.
Almost every club has vaccinated 100% of their Tier 1 and 2 employees.
Teams have policies in place for employees who have not been vaccinated, in accordance with the April guidance.
— If a vaccinated person tests positive and is asymptomatic, he or she will be isolated and contact tracing will begin immediately, according to the memo.
After two negative tests spaced at least 24 hours apart, the positive individual will be allowed to return to duty, and will be tested every two weeks or as ordered by the medical professionals.
Those who have been vaccinated will not be placed in quarantine as a result of close contact with an infectious person.
— If an unvaccinated person tests positive, the 2020 standards will be followed.
If asymptomatic, the person will be separated for ten days before being allowed to return to duty.
If an unvaccinated person comes into intimate contact with an infectious person, they will be subjected to a five-day quarantine.
— Anybody who has already been infected with COVID-19 will be deemed fully immunized 14 days after receiving at least one dose of an authorized vaccine.
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