Redskins vs Ravens Preseason Game 3 Preview & Game Info
- Updated: August 22, 2014
Redskins vs Ravens Preseason Game 3 Preview
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
When: 7:30 PM ET, August 23, 2014
Quick History Facts via Redskins.com
— Ravens lead regular season series, 3-2
— Ravens lead preseason series, 5-2
— Last overall meeting: Dec. 9, 2012 (31-28 OT, WAS)
— Last preseason meeting: Aug. 25, 2011 (34-31, BAL)
TELEVISION: NBC4/Comcast SportsNet
— Kevin Harlan (play-by-play)
— Joe Theismann (color)
— Ken Harvey (sidelines
Live Stream: NFL Preseason Live NFL.com—> CLICK HERE
Players who won’t be playing Monday:
Stephen Bowen – Bowen is still recovering from off-season knee surgery
Leonard Hankerson – Still recovering from knee surgery
Tracy Porter – Strained hamstring
Chris Thompson will be a game-time decision with an ankle injury
Darryl Sharpton is out with a high-ankle sprain
Players you may not know, but should keep an eye on:
- Ryan Grant WR
- Chris Thompson RB
- Lache Seastrunk RB
- Trent Murphy LB
- Keenan Robinson LB
- Cody Hoffman WR
- Bashaud Breeland CB
- Morgan Moses RT
What to expect:
Preseason means very little in the grand scheme of all things that make up an NFL season. One thing preseason games are good for is accessing the talent on the squad and seeing where the team stands as far as depth goes. The number one basic goal is to stay healthy. The Redskins have done a fairly good job of doing that this preseason despite a few small injuries here and there which is a good thing.
This week the team will make a short trip to Baltimore, Maryland to take on the Ravens. Head coach Jay Gruden stated in his press conference on Thursday to expect the starters to play the first half. The third preseason game is generally the “test-run” for teams as most starters get their highest amount of playing time of the preseason and then don’t play at all in week 4.
The Redskins still have some position battles to pay attention to including their third-string running-back and fourth-string receiver positions.
Lache Seastrunk, Chris Thompson, Silas Redd and Evan Royster are locked into a battle at third runningback that may come down to the final week to be determined. Thompson has been battling injuries at the worst time possible. This battle may come down to who can pass-protect the best.
Aldrick Robinson, rookie Ryan Grant and Santana Moss are battling it out to see who will come behind Pierre Garcon, Desean Jackson and Andre Roberts on the depth chart. Public perception was that Moss would have difficulty hanging on with all the speed and youth surrounding him…fact is Moss has looked great this summer and is currently listed as the fourth receiver on the Redskins current depth chart.