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Redskins to retire Bobby Mitchell's No. 49 jersey

Redskins to retire Bobby Mitchell's No. 49 jersey

06/21/2020
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By Jeff Keim, ESPN staff writer

The Washington Redskins will retire the number worn by Bobby Mitchell, the first African American player in their history, who died earlier this year. The move, which a source said had been in the works for a while, comes one day after the statue of former Redskins owner George Preston Marshall, the last NFL owner to integrate his roster, was removed from outside of the team's former home.

Mitchell's No. 49 is only the second number to be retired by the Redskins in their 88-year history. Sammy Baugh's No. 33 had previously been the only retired number.

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