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The Washington Commanders have introduced a new mascot, and as the team tweeted, “it’s kind of a pig deal.”

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Connecting to a historical part of the team’s past, the mascot is a pig that wears the Commanders uniform. His name is Major Tuddy.

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It’s kind of a pig deal…

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WELCOME OUR NEW PET, 𝙈𝘼𝙅𝙊𝙍 𝙏𝙐𝘿𝘿𝙔! pic.twitter.com/N6eMy6goiV

— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) January 1, 2023

The pig type is a reference to “The Hogs”, the nickname given to the franchise’s offensive linemen during the 1980s and 1990s under coach Joe Gibbs. That group, which got its nickname from offensive line coach Joe Bugel, included notable players Russ Grimm, Mark May, Jeff Bostic, Joe Jacoby, and Mark Schlereth. All of them played in at least one of the franchise’s three Super Bowls between 1982 and 1991. Grimm was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

Several members of The Hogs attended the Commanders’ game on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, the same day Major Tuddy was introduced.

The Hogs are back in the pen pic.twitter.com/EztCjPhmQJ

— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) January 1, 2023

Screech, the mascot of the Washington Nationals, also welcomed a new compatriot to the Washington mascot team.

New friend?

Welcome to DC Major Tuddy! https://t.co/NUz96Pk3wz

SCREECH (@ScreechTheEagle) January 1, 2023

Credit: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/35359751/washington-commanders-unveil-new-hog-mascot

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