A new team name is on the horizon for the NFL club formerly known as the Washington Redskins. But according to one Washington insider, it won't be the name that's been gaining steam recently.
On Wednesday, the nickname "Sentinels" started trending after potential evidence of the team picking that name started making the rounds. But ESPN's John Keim has a message for those who are already proclaiming the new Washington team name decided.
Taking to Twitter, Keim declared that the team's new name will not be the Sentinels. He conceded that while he doesn't know what the new name is, his sources have told him it's not that.
"Dear Twitter: It's not the Sentinels," Keim wrote. "I don't know what it is; I do know it won't be that. Have a good day."
Keim said that while he doesn't plan to ask his sources about every possible name, he felt compelled to ask about this one.
Unfortunately, it may be a while before we find out the name for sure. It took Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder so long to make a name change that it apparently allowed trademark squatters to pick up some of his favorite choices.
But for now, people who were not fans of the team being called the "Sentinels" can rejoice that one name has been crossed off the list.