The Washington Redskins announced on Monday that the team will be changing its name.
In a statement, the NFL franchise said:
"On July 3rd, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team's name. That review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward.
"Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review.
"Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years."
Native American groups had long called on the team to change its name as the term 'redskins' is viewed as racist and offensive. Owner Dan Synder had strongly defended the name for years.
In a statement released 10 days ago, the franchise said the review was being conducted in "light of recent events around the country". FedEx, the title sponsor of the team's stadium, had a day earlier called for the team to make the change.