The Philadelphia Eagles, whether trolling or being politically correct, have taken a franchise wide stance on avoiding using the word “Redskins.”

Per a tweet by Matt Lombardo, a reporter for NJ Advance Media, the Eagles used Washington in the gameday media guide, while coaches and brass avoided using the term “Redskins” as well.


At Chip Kelly’s news conference Wednesday, he never used the word “Redskins” during 12 minutes of answering questions.

Here is a sampling of his comments about his upcoming opponent:

“[Cody Parkey] has been down at Washington’s stadium, he’s been in our stadium…”

[When asked about the Redskins’ offense with and without DeSean Jackson:] “I think that offense has changed different than what it was last year. … They’re a little more run-oriented this year because of their backs … They threw the ball a little bit differently in both games we played them last year.”

“I’m just concerned with Washington. I don’t care if we score two points and win 2-0, or if we score 52 points and win 52-51. We’re concerned with beating Washington.”

Will other teams follow the Eagles lead?

By Glenn Erby

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