NFL notebook: Snyder, Goodell discuss Redskins' name
Redskins owner Dan Snyder and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss the team's name, according to the Washington Post. Snyder reiterated to the commissioner that he had no plans to change the Redskins' name, which has come under fire in recent months because some groups find it offensive.
Snyder's sit-down with Goodell came one day before NFL officials are scheduled to meet in New York with representatives of Oneida Indian Nation, a Native American group that finds the team's name offensive and is pushing for it to be changed.
This latest development comes several weeks after President Barack Obama said he would “think about changing” the Redskins team name because it offends “a sizable group of people.”
• Future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez will finish his career with the Falcons. The team retained his rights as the NFL's trading deadline passed quietly at 4 p.m.
• The trade deadline also passed with defensive end Jared Allen still a member of the Vikings. Allen told Fox Sports' Jay Glazer in a text message that he followed reports of trade rumors but is happy he's still with the Vikings.
• NFL Hall of Famer Lance Alworth is getting back his Super Bowl ring 25 years after it was stolen. The ring was reported stolen in 1988 from a San Diego bar that displayed sports memorabilia. Investigators say Alworth received a phone call last month demanding $40,000 for the ring.
• Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga will miss at least three weeks with a sprained MCL. The team also put cornerback Leon Hall on injured reserve.
• Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was cleared to return to practice and is expected to start Sunday.
• Dolphins wide receiver BrandonGibson was placed on injured reserve with a torn patellar tendon.
• Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, according to multiple reports.
• Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is out for the season with a right leg injury.
• Indianapolis re-signed tight end WeslyeSaunders, a former Steeler, to the active roster.
— Wire reports
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