- - Monday, August 29, 2016

The Washington Redskins fourth and final preseason game has been moved from Thursday night to Wednesday night at 8 in Tampa Bay.

The game was moved to avoid expected severe weather delivered by Tropical Depression Nine.

A statement from the Buccaneers on the decision:

“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.”

The Redskins‘ official Twitter account tweeted that the organization supports the decision. The team later said that Wednesday’s “Welcome home luncheon” will gone as scheduled in the morning.

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