Former Redskins Players Defend Team Name

Former Redskins tight-end Chris Cooley / AP

Former Redskins tight-end Chris Cooley / AP

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A group of former Redskins players have joined forces to publicly defend the team’s name, according to WTOP.

Gary Clark, Chris Cooley, Mark Moseley, Roy Jefferson and Ray Schoenke make up the steering committee of the new website, RedskinsFacts.com.

Clark, Cooley and Moseley met with trail leaders at the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s Rocky Boy’s Reservation in Montana.

Former tight end Cooley tells The Washington Post he’s talked to more than 1,000 Native Americans without meeting a single critic of the name.

“All the people saying the name is racist; I see them doing nothing to support the Native Americans whatsoever,” Clark tells the Post.