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Game Preview: Washington Redskins vs Jacksonville Jaguars

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Radio: 980 AM, 730 AM (Spanish), 94.3 FM and 92.7 FM    

Thursday, September 3, 7:30PM

Jacksonville Muncipal Stadium
(Didn't get the memo it's no longer Altell Stadium)

Weather: It's Florida...Perfect...High 70s

Not expected to play: LondonFletcher, Carlos Rogers, Albert Haynesworth, Clinton Portis, Randy Thomas

What I am watching for:

1.) Colt vs Chase - Week 4 of pre-season is the Super Bowl of meaningless games, so the excitement level is not too high. I'm 99.9% sure Colt has the 3rd spot locked up, but what fun is that?  I expect Colt will shine.

2.) HITTING. A lot of these guys are playing for jobs, so you know they'll be letting it all out. I want to see Rayner take someone out.

3.) Kickers - I would love for Comcast/NBC to put a split camera up when one kicker is kicking and the other is watching tentatively. I would expect if Rayner nails a 44 yarder, you'd see Suisham make a grimacing face (and vice versa).  

4.) Beards - Al lot of the Jaguars are growing beards for team unity, including Jack Del Rio [USAToday]

The Redskins have to cut 22 players to get their roster down to 53 by this Saturday, Sept. 5. Then the team can set an 8-player practice squad of rookies and first-year players. 

Rock Cartwright is in the starting lineup for kick returns and Randle-El is also penciled in as the starting #2. Am I the only one worried about Carlos' calf injury? Calf injuries have killed the Redskins the last few years (Shawn Springs and Jason Taylor).

What will you be watching for?