Redskins preseason finale moved to Wednesday; Watch on News 3

Posted at 10:50 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 18:59:51-04
Washington Redskins prepare to take the field. (Photo: Larry French/Getty Images)

Washington Redskins prepare to take the field. (Photo: Larry French/Getty Images)

TAMPA BAY, Fl. – This week’s preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins at Raymond James Stadium has been moved to Wednesday, August 31, at 8 p.m.

The game was originally scheduled to take place Thursday but was moved in an effort to avoid anticipated severe weather from Tropical Depression Nine which is expected to impact the Tampa Bay area.

The game will air on News 3 at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

“We have been in regular communication with administrators from the Tampa Sports Authority, Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa and the National Weather Service over the past day as it has become apparent that the most severe weather associated with Tropical Depression Nine will likely make landfall on Thursday,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “This decision was made by both teams in conjunction with the National Football League and local authorities in an effort to ensure the safety of our fans, players and stadium staff.”

“We support the decision made by the Buccaneers and the NFL,” Redskins President Bruce Allen said. “We look forward to our game on Wednesday.”

Head coach Jay Gruden says as many as eight or nine roster spots are up for grabs Wednesday night. “We will see how we come out of this game health-wise, number one, and somebody might shine who we didn’t expect to and somebody might do the opposite who we didn’t expect to,” Gruden said. “We like to let the game on the field speak for the player and we will see how they do and we will make our decision. We try not to go in with any decisions that are already pre-made, we just try to let the guys play and then we’ll make decisions afterwards.”

UPDATE: Several Redskins players, many starters, did not travel to Tampa and will not play tonight. They are:

  • 8 QB Kirk Cousins
  • 11 WR DeSean Jackson
  • 20 CB Greg Toler
  • 23 S DeAngelo Hall
  • 24 CB Josh Norman
  • 25 RB Chris Thompson
  • 26 CB Bashaud Breeland
  • 30 S David Bruton Jr.
  • 31 RB Matt Jones
  • 51 LB Will Compton
  • 54 LB Mason Foster
  • 61 G Spencer Long
  • 64 NT Kedric Golston
  • 71 T Trent Williams
  • 73 DE Ziggy Hood
  • 75 G Brandon Scherff
  • 76 T Morgan Moses
  • 77 G Shawn Lauvao
  • 78 C Kory Lichtensteiger
  • 80 WR Jamison Crowder
  • 85 TE Vernon Davis
  • 86 TE Jordan Reed
  • 88 WR Pierre Garçon
  • 91 LB Ryan Kerrigan
  • 92 DE Chris Baker
  • 94 LB Preston Smith

Click here for when to catch Wednesday’s normally scheduled programming.