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Need to Know: Keep an eye on the weather


Need to Know: Keep an eye on the weather

Here is what you need to start off your Tuesday, the last day that training camp will be open to the public.Keep an eye on the weatherAt least, todays practice is scheduled to be open to fans. There is a pretty good chance of rain off and on today and if the rain is on during practice the session could be moved to the bubble. Theres no room for fans in there so we may already have seen the last practice open to fans in Ashburn until 2020 since camp is scheduled to move to Richmond for at least seven years starting next summer.Check back here and via all of the other web and social media outlets for information.Some Briscoe buzzIt would be an exaggeration to say that Dez Briscoe, the wide receiver who the Redskins claimed on waivers from the Bengals has been the talk of camp. He hasnt done much that could be considered eye opening. Eleven players were targets of passes last Thursday in Buffalo and Briscoe was not one of them. But many I talk to around camp have been impressed.At 6-3 he is a legitimate red zone target. On Saturday, he ignored a crowd of defenders in the end zone reached up and snagged a Kirk Cousins pass for a touchdown. He routinely reaches up and makes nice grabs with his long arms and secure hands.The Redskins arent the only team that wanted him when the Bucs cut him loose. The Bengals, Eagles, and Cowboys also put in waiver claims.Briscoe is not an ideal player. He has had some personal issues that have played out on a public stage and his attention seems to wander sometimes when hes not actually playing wide receiver.But when he does play wide receiver, he plays it well, perhaps better than anyone on the roster outside of the top four. At age 22, he is the youngest receiver on the roster despite the fact that he has two years of NFL experience. If he gets some passes thrown his way on Saturday in Chicago, dont be surprised if he become one of those surprise players.Saturday TVHere is the TV viewing information I have been able to gather for the Redskins-Bears on Saturday.If youre in the Redskins market, the game will be shown in HD exclusively on Comcast SportsNet. If youre tuning in the game with rabbit ears, or whatever the digital signal equivalent of those are, you can also get the game in standard definition on NBC 4.The game will be rebroadcast numerous times. The first airing on Comcast SportsNet will be Sunday at 1 p.m. If youre out of the area, it will be on NFL Network on Sunday at 4 p.m.In case you missed itIn my view there are 34 Redskins on the bubble. My post on them generated some good discussion; its not too late to jump in with your opinion.The Redskins offensive line is beginning to return to health, although they arent quite there yet.Graham Gano did not have a good practice on Monday. Others, like Logan Paulsen, did.Days until: Redskins @ Bears 4; RG3 vs. Luck @ FedEx Field; final cuts 17; Redskins @ Saints 26; preseason opener vs. Bengals 40

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Redskins vs Buccaneers: 5 things to watch in game with major weather concerns

Redskins vs Buccaneers: 5 things to watch in game with major weather concerns

TAMPA - Originally scheduled for Thursday night, the Redskins and Buccaneers moved up their fourth and final preseason game to Wednesday night in advance of approaching Tropical Storm Nine. All the coverage starts on CSN at 7 p.m., and despite this being the last exhibition game, there is plenty to watch.

  1. Talk about the weather - This game was moved up 24 hours in a plan to get the Redskins out of Florida safely. Expect heavy rain to dominate the action; here's a preview from NOAA.gov website, "South wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible."
  2. How to move the ball - Many offenses are weather-proof, but few offenses are Tropical Storm proof. If the weather is significant enough - and most forecasts call for significant rain - it will be tough for either offense to move the ball, especially considering both offenses will be guided by mostly third-stringers. It will be tough for coaches to truly evaluate what happens Wednesday night if the weather is as bad as some predictions.
  3. Roster crunch - The Redskins cut veterans Perry Riley and Stephen Paea on Tuesday. That means good news for the newly-signed Cullen Jenkins as well as Terrance Garvin. Jenkins has been with the team less than a week, so it will be interesting to see if he even dresses for Wednesday's game. Garvin is a player that should play in Tampa, but it will be interesting to see how much the staff puts him on the field.
  4. Su'a show? - Most 2016 draft picks will play Wednesday in Tampa, though we know first-round rookie Josh Doctson will not play against the Bucs. What about second-round pick Su'a Cravens? After a strong training camp and preseason, Cravens is obviously part of the team's plans this fall. He figures to be on the field a lot when the games matter, so will Cravens be on the field when they don't?
  5. Keeping it real - Coaches will say all the right things about this game being about competition, and players will do the same. But considering a large portion of the Redskins team won't even make the trip from D.C. to Tampa for the fourth preseason game - due to weather - will the guys in Florida be truly ready for the game? It's such a unique situation that it's impossible to predict.

Stay with @JPFinlayCSN all day for updates -weather and otherwise - from Tampa. And tune into CSN @ 7 p.m. for live coverage from Raymond James Stadium. 

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Redskins Preseason Schedule: Week 4 vs. Buccaneers, Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream

Redskins Preseason Schedule: Week 4 vs. Buccaneers, Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream

The Redskins' final 2016 NFL preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been moved a day earlier and will be held on Wednesday, August 31.

Impending incliment weather in the greater Tampa Bay area forced the NFL and the teams to schedule the game a day earlier.

Here is everything you need to know about the Redskins' Week 4 preseason game against the Buccaneers.


Who: Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What: Week 4 of the 2016 NFL Preseason

Where: Raymond James Stadium. Tampa, Fla.

When: 8:00 p.m. ET. Wednesday, August 31

TV Channel: CSN Mid-Atlantic (Channel Finder)

Live Stream: NFL.com Game Pass

Radio: Redskins Radio Network (Frequency Finder)


Washington Redskins 2016 Preseason Schedule: 

Week 1 (Thurs., 8/11): at Atlanta Falcons (25 - 19 L)

Week 2 (Fri., 8.19): vs. New York Jets (22 - 18 W)

Week 3 (Fri., 8/26): vs. Buffalo Bills  (21 - 16 W)

Week 4 (Thurs., 9/1): at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Redskins Kickoff pregame show begins at 6:00 p.m. ET only on CSN Mid-Atlantic‚Äč.

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Forced to make decision on rookie, Redskins move Keith Marshall to injured reserve

Forced to make decision on rookie, Redskins move Keith Marshall to injured reserve

The Redskins liked rookie running back Keith Marshall, and the team gave the former Georgia Bulldog every chance to make the roster.

Ultimately he did not get that chance, as an elbow injury will land Marshall on the injured reserve.

Marshall sustained the injury in the team's third preseason game against the Bills. Even before the elbow injury, Marshall failed to capitalize on the opportunity to backup Matt Jones.

In games against the Jets and the Falcons, Marshall struggled to gain much ground and eventually he slid behind Robert Kelley on the team's depth chart.

For now, it appears Kelley is a lock for the Redskins 53-man roster and Marshall heads to the IR. 

Scot McCloughan and the 'Skins also made two other roster moves to get the squad to the 75-man limit following this morning's release of veterans Perry Riley and Stephen Paea. Tight end Derek Carrier was moved to the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list and rookie WR Reggie Diggs was waived with an injured designation.

Carrier's move to the PUP list was expected, and Diggs had little chance to make the roster as an undrafted receiver even before an injury limited his training camp.