Redskins announce preseason schedule

Redskins announce preseason schedule
April 12, 2011, 7:58 pm
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011,4:08 p.m.By Ryan OHalloranRedskins InsiderCSNwashington.comThree 2010 playoff teams and last years surprise NFC team comprise the Redskins preseason schedule, which was released by the league today.The Redskins will host Pittsburgh (Aug. 11-15), travel to Indianapolis (Aug. 18-22) and Baltimore (Aug. 25) and host Tampa Bay (Sept. 1-2).Exact dates for the three non-national television games will be announced at a later time. Each of those games will be broadcasted by Comcast SportsNet.ESPN willtelevise the Redskins-Ravens game.The regular season schedule is expected to be released next week.The preseason schedule, of course, is contingent on the owners and players agreeing on a new collective bargaining agreement or the owners opting to end the now month-long lockout and return to the previous CBAs rules.Last year, Pittsburgh (lost in Super Bowl to Green Bay), Indianapolis (lost to Jets in first round) and Baltimore (lost to Pittsburgh in second round) all reached the postseason last year and Tampa Bay improved from 3-13 to 10-6.The Steelers will be visiting Washington in the preseason for the third time since 2002.The Redskins will face the Colts for only the second time since the team relocated to Indianapolis the Redskins won 30-16 two years ago in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.Baltimore and the Redskins have met five times since 2003, the series interrupted only when the teams played in the regular season.The final preseason matchup will be the Redskins first in nine years against Tampa Bay.In the regular season, the Redskins face none of their four preseason opponents.Contact OHalloran at rohalloran@comcastsportsnet.com