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Mike Holmgren: Redskins should change their name

Holmgren latest to offer opinion. Jason Butt

Print This May 26, 2014, 09:35 AM EST

In today's Redskins nickname debate news, former Packers and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren believes it's time for the Washington franchise to change their team name.

Via The Washington Post, Holmgren appeared on radio station KJR Radio and was asked about the controversial topic.

“Absolutely,” Holmgren said when asked if Washington should change their nickname. "Because of what it signifies and what it means to so many people. I’m not talking football fans; I’m talking about Native Americans and all that. Yeah. Just change the name. Big deal. Change the name.”

Holmgren then agrees with 50 U.S. Senators that sent a letter to Redskins owner Dan Snyder last week, urging him to consider changing the name.

“You know, I’m an old history teacher," Holmgren said. "And I think if you read enough of that stuff and you see how people were treated, I think it’s the right thing to do. Now, apparently 50 Senators also agree with me.”

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