WASHINGTON — The Redskins have announced their preseason schedule for the 2017 NFL season.
Times and dates are still to be determined for two of the four games. But Washington opens at Baltimore (Aug. 10-13) before hosting Green Bay (Aug. 17-20). The third preseason game will be Aug. 27 at FedEx Field against Cincinnati. That is a 4:30 p.m. game on FOX.
The Redskins then meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the fifth time in six years when they travel there for the final preseason game on Aug. 31.
Washington coach Jay Gruden expressed optimism that his team could host a team for joint practice sessions during training camp in Richmond. The Redskins are limited in their ability to leave Richmond during the preseason because of their contract with the city mandating a specific number of days spent there.
The Ravens would be a possibility. Baltimore has done joint practices in the past and it would fit with the two teams opening the preseason in the second week of August. Green Bay officials have publicly said they won’t leave their training camp facility in Wisconsin.
“I’m going to wait till the schedule comes out. Whoever we play week one, and week two, and with the contract we have with Richmond I don’t know if we can leave for a good amount of time to go somewhere and practice,” Gruden said. “So we have to have someone come here. Hopefully we get that done. If not it won’t be the end of the world, but I would like to.”
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