UPDATE 2:16 p.m. EST: According to the Ground Campaign Organizer at Indigenous Environmental Network, Dallas Goldtooth, "the Redhawks announcement is actually an elaborate guerilla counter brand campaign designed and executed by Native activists." An official press release by advocates reads:
"After decades of team owner Dan Snyder refusing to change the name of the Washington football team, Native advocates took to the internet to do it for him. Today, social media exploded with an updated logo and mascot for DC’s football team: The WASHINGTON REDHAWKS. The activists behind the online action, Rising Hearts, are hosting an in-person press conference in DC this Thursday December 14th at 2PM at the George Preston Marshall Monument in front of RFK Stadium. Supporters can join also join a rally at FedEx Field this Sunday."
A disappointing season for Washington Redskins running back Rob Kelley has come to an early end. Following a series of tests, on Tuesday morning, Kelley was diagnosed with two injuries: a high ankle sprain and a partial tear of the MCL in his knee. Later in the day, the team announced that he is being placed on the injured reserve list.
The injuries forced Kelley to exit early from Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Before leaving with the injuries, Kelley had rushed for 10 yards on 4 carries, and added 4 yards on 2 catches. He'd been largely ineffective this season, averaging a paltry 3.18 yards per carry on just 62 carries across all of 2017. This may have been partly due to nagging rib issues he was dealing with. His rookie season, however, was a different story; "Fat Rob" topped 700 yards during the 2016 campaign after being signed as an undrafted free agent by the Redskins.