Redskins release 2017 preseason schedule

Posted at 11:44 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-10 23:44:14-04

Quarterback Kirk Cousins in the huddle (Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The National Football League announced its 2017 preseason schedule today, and the Washington Redskins’ four-game slate features their preseason debut on the road against the Baltimore Ravens, their preseason home opener against the Green Bay Packers, a nationally televised home tilt against the Cincinnati Bengals and a road finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Specific times for these games will be determined at a later date. The team’s third preseason game against Cincinnati will kick off in front of a nationally televised audience on FOX at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27.

The Redskins’ preseason opener against the Ravens will take place at M&T Bank Stadium, the site of Washington’s 16-10 victory against Baltimore in Week 5 last season. The Redskins also won the teams’ last preseason meeting, a 31-13 victory in the 2015 preseason.

Nate Sudfeld. (Photo: Larry French/Getty Images)

The Redskins will make their FedExField preseason debut the following week against the Packers. The Redskins dealt the Packers a 42-24 defeat on Sunday Night Football in Week 11 last season. The game will be the teams’ first preseason meeting since 1995.

The following week, the Redskins and Bengals will face one another in preseason competition for the ninth time since 1970. The game will be a rematch of the teams’ contest at London’s Wembley Stadium in Week 8 last season, a game in which the teams played to a 27-27 draw.

The Redskins will conclude the preseason in Tampa on Thursday, Aug. 31. This will mark the sixth time in the last seven years that Washington and Tampa Bay have closed the preseason against one another. Last year, the Redskins rushed for 245 yards in a 20-13 victory in their 2016 finale at Tampa Bay.


DATE                         OPPONENT (NETWORK)                                                                                    TIME 

Aug. 10-13                  at Baltimore Ravens                                                                                             TBA

Aug. 17-20                  vs. GREEN BAY PACKERS                                                                                TBA

Aug. 27                       vs. CINCINNATI BENGALS                                                                            4:30 p.m.

Aug. 31                       at Tampa Bay Buccaneers                                                                                   TBA

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