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Washington Football Team to rename streets after Joe Gibbs, Sean Taylor

The Washington Football Team held its final training camp practice at FedEx Field on Monday. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The Washington Football Team announced Tuesday that it plans to rename two roads leading to its stadium and training facility after members of its Ring of Fame. A main street leading to an entrance of FedEx Field in Landover will be named Sean Taylor Road. And the address of the team’s headquarters in Ashburn, which is currently 21300 Redskins Park Drive, will change to 21300 Coach Gibbs Drive.

Both streets will be officially renamed before the team’s opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 13. The team’s training facility will continue to be called Inova Sports Performance Center.

The new street names are part of the team’s rebranding since July, when it decided that after 87 years it would “retire” its controversial name and would temporarily be called the Washington Football Team. The team has begun to remove old signage and logos at its facilities and on equipment and merchandise, replacing it with the temporary branding.

“As we look forward and build a modern identity that everyone can be proud of, it’s imperative that we revere tremendous individuals who have had a positive influence on the franchise and our fan base,” owner Daniel Snyder said in a news release. “There are no two people more deserving than Sean Taylor and Joe Gibbs. The renaming of these streets, along with all of the changes being made to our stadium, are just part of our long-term goal of improving every element of the Washington Football Team, both off and on the field.”

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