Allen also said renewed talk that the Redskins’ nickname is offensive to native Americans “is a non-issue and it’s been a non-issue for decades. We really don’t get the talk that other people get because we hear from our fans, and our fans will always be our fans of the Washington Redskins,” he said.
A recent AP poll showed to 79 percent of fans surveyed nationwide favor keeping the nickname.
The Redskins will come into this season virtually unchanged from last season, save for a handful of free agent signees and draft choices, making this one of their most stable summers in recent memory.
The man at the helm, two-time Super Bowl winner Mike Shanahan, will be entering the fourth year of a five-year contract as coach, but Allen said no discussions have been held to talk about an extension.
“We have a season coming,” he said.