Redskins release preseason schedule

Redskins release preseason schedule
April 4, 2013, 2:45 pm
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The Redskins have announced their preseason opponents and the slate is highlighted by a nationally televised game against the Steelers.

That game will be played at 8 p.m. on Monday Aug. 19 at FedEx Field. ESPN will televise the game.

That is the only game for which the date has been set. The other games are against at the Titans (Aug 8-11), at home against the Bills (Aug. 22-25) and against the Bucs in Tampa Bay (Aug. 28-30).

Comcast SportsNet will have the exclusive HD telecast for all Redskins preseason games except for the ESPN game. 

The Redskins have not met the Titans in the preseason since 2007. Tennessee went 6-10 last year and feature running back Chris Johnson.

The Steelers game will mark the return to FedEx Field for Danny Smith, the Redskins' longtime special teams coach who left this offseason to coach his hometown team in Pittsburgh. They finished 8-8 last year including a win over the Redskins.

Last year the Redskins opened their preseason against the Bills in Buffalo, a game that marked the professional debut of Robert Griffin III. He may or may not be healthy enough to play in this, the third preseason game, generally considered the most important tuneup before the start of the season. Buffalo was 6-10 last year.

This will be the third straight year the Redskins finish off their preseason against the Bucs. Tampa Bay went 7-9 last year.