- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 20, 2015

LANDOVER — A week after opening the preseason with a victory over the Cleveland Browns, the Washington Redskins will get back to work on Thursday when they host the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field.

Not much should change for the Redskins, with coach Jay Gruden noting earlier in the week that the starters should play approximately a quarter. Kirk Cousins is expected to replace Robert Griffin III at quarterback with the second team, though Gruden said Cousins would get less work than last week, allowing Colt McCoy to pick up some snaps.

The weather could be a factor on Thursday night. Forecasts call for thunderstorms to move into the area when the game begins, and the rain should hold steady until at least midnight. If that’s the case, the game should be over fairly quickly.

Some other details:


Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Records: Redskins 1-0, Lions 1-0

Television: WRC-Ch. 4, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (Kenny Albert, Joe Theismann, Clinton Portis)

Radio: ESPN 980 (Larry Michael, Sonny Jurgensen, Chris Cooley, Doc Walker)

Weather: 83 degrees, thunderstorms

Lines: Redskins by 3, over/under 40 per Bovada

Projected Starters

Redskins Offense: QB Robert Griffin III, RB Alfred Morris, WR Pierre Garcon, WR Andre Roberts, TE Je’Ron Hamm, FB Darrel Young, LT Trent Williams, LG Shawn Lauvao, C Kory Lichtensteiger, RG Brandon Scherff, RT Morgan Moses

Redskins Defense: DE Stephen Paea, NT Terrance Knighton, DE Jason Hatcher, OLB Trent Murphy, MLB Keenan Robinson, JLB Perry Riley, OLB Preston Smith, CB David Amerson, CB Chris Culliver, SS Duke Ihenacho, FS Dashon Goldson

Lions Offense: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Theo Riddick, WR Golden Tate, WR Calvin Johnson, TE Brandon Pettigrew, TE Eric Ebron, LT Riley Reiff, LG Manny Ramirez, C Travis Swanson, RG Larry Warford, RT Cornelius Lucas

Lions Defense: DE Daryl Tapp, DT Tyrunn Walker, DT Caraun Reid, DE Ezekiel Ansah, OLB Tahir Whitehead, MLB Stephen Tulloch, OLB DeAndre Levy, CB Darius Slay, CB Rashean Mathis, SS James Ihedigbo, FS Glover Quin

Injury Report

Redskins: Out — WR DeSean Jackson, WR Jamison Crowder, TE Jordan Reed, OLB Ryan Kerrigan, OLB Junior Galette, ILB Will Compton, CB DeAngelo Hall, CB Bashaud Breeland, SS Jeron Johnson.


All-time: Lions lead preseason series, 11-7

Last preseason meeting: Aug. 9, 1996 (Lions, 34-25)

Last regular-season meeting: Sept. 22, 2013 (Lions, 27-20)

Notable connections: Lions cornerback Josh Wilson played for the Redskins from 2011 through 2013; Lions defensive end Darryl Tapp played for the Redskins in 2013; Lions cornerback Crezdon Butler played for the Redskins in 2012; Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry was the Lions‘ defensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008.

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