Redskins' preseason schedule released

Redskins' preseason schedule released
April 9, 2014, 3:00 pm
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The Redskins’ four-game preseason slate is highlighted by a visit from former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and a trip up I-95 to Baltimore.

Jay Gruden’s exhibition debut, however, comes against Tom Brady and the Patriots. The game will be played at FedEx Field between Aug. 7 and Aug 10, and the Redskins will be looking to extend their winning streak in preseason openers to five in a row.

When Cleveland visits on Aug. 18, the game will feature a pair of intriguing story lines: Kyle Shanahan making his return to Landover eight months after he and his father, Mike, were fired, and ESPN’s Jon Gruden analyzing his brother, Jay, on Monday Night Football.

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The Redskins travel M&T Bank Stadium to face the regional rival Ravens in the third and most important contest of the preseason, since most coaches approach it as a dress rehearsal for the regular season. The game will be played between Aug. 21-24 and will mark the teams’ first preseason matchup since 2011.

The Redskins’ preseason finale will be against Tampa for the fourth straight year. It will be played on Aug. 28 at Raymond James Stadium.

All of the contests—with the exception of the Cleveland game—will be broadcast locally on Comcast SportsNet and NBC-4. Dates and times for the first and third game will be announced at a later date, according to the NFL.