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The Philadelphia Eagles Appear To Be Avoiding The Term 'Redskins'

The team has removed the nickname from its weekly media guide.

In the past few years, a number of media outlets and prominent figures have taken a stand against using the "Redskins" nickname. In 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six federal trade registrations for the "Washington Redskins" name because they believed the moniker was "disparaging to Native Americans."

Now, it appears a NFL team might have subtly made the same decision. 

On Wednesday, NJ.com's Matt Lombardo pointed out that the Philadelphia Eagles had removed the nickname from the weekly media guide in the lead up to their Week 4 matchup against Washington.

Then at a Thursday press conference, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, sent out another signal that the organization disagreed with the use of the term.

When asked whether he thinks "'Redskins' is an appropriate name for a NFL team," he chuckled, then replied, "I have a lot of personal beliefs on things, but my belief doesn't affect what that name is. They can do what they want to do."

Kelly's response to a question about the term can be seen at the 4:24 mark.

The Eagles haven't explicitly said that they will not be publicly using the term, and they didn't respond when The Huffington Post reached out for comment, but right now, their actions appear to be speaking louder than words anyway.

 

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