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Commanders co-owner: Team name won't change 'for now'

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The Washington Commanders' team name won't be changing anytime soon, according to co-owner Marjorie Harris.

"As you would imagine, everybody has an opinion about the name. Some good, some bad, some in the middle," Harris told reporters Wednesday, including Ben Standig of The Athletic. "And I think that we got a lot of work to do, so that name issue is going to be on the side for now."

She continued: "Quite frankly, I had a whole day out in the community, and I kept referring to the team as the Commanders. And you know what? Sounds pretty good to me. So, for now, it's the Commanders."

Formerly known as the Washington Football Team from 2020-21, the NFC East club rebranded to the Commanders prior to the 2022 campaign.

However, the potential for another name change became a point of conversation once the team was sold to the Josh Harris-led ownership group in 2023.

Magic Johnson, who's part of the Commanders' ownership group, said last July that "everything's on the table" when asked about a possible new name.

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