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Preseason Game One: Browns vs. Redskins

Browns vs. Redskins game preview

August 13, 2015

Cleveland Browns (0-0) vs. Washington Redskins (0-0)

FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland, Ohio

8:00 p.m. Kickoff

Local Television: WEWS, Channel 5

Play-by-play: Mike Patrick Analyst: Solomon Wilcots Sideline reporter: Andy Baskin

Cleveland Browns Radio Network

Flagship stations: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)

Play-by-play: Jim Donovan Analyst: Doug Dieken Sideline reporter: Nathan Zegura

 

Cleveland Browns:

2015 preseason record: 0-0

2014 regular season record: 7-9

2014 statistical leaders:

 Rushing: Terrance West (171-673, 3.9, 4 TD)

 Passing: Brian Hoyer (242-438, 3,326, 12 TD)

 Receiving: Andrew Hawkins (63-824, 13.1, 2 TD)

 

Washington Redskins:

2015 preseason record: 0-0

2014 regular season record: 4-12

2014 statistical leaders:

 Rushing: Alfred Morris (265-1,074, 4.1, 8 TD)

 Passing: Robert Griffin III (147-214, 1,694, 10 TD)

 Receiving: Pierre Garcon (68-752, 11.1, 3 TD)

 

Browns projected starting line-up:

OFFENSE    
WR 16 Andrew Hawkins
LT 73 Joe Thomas
LG 75 Joel Bitonio
C 55 Alex Mack
RG 77 John Greco
RT 72 Mitchell Schwartz
TE 82 Gary Barnidge
WR 83 Brian Hartline
QB 13 Josh McCown
RB 34 Isaiah Crowell
FB 44 Malcolm Johnson
     
DEFENSE    
RE 94 Randy Starks
NT 98 Phil Taylor
LE 92 Desmond Bryant
OLB 99 Paul Kruger
MIKE 56 Karlos Dansby
WILL 58 Christian Kirksey
OLB 54 Scott Solomon
CB 22 Tramon Williams
CB 23 Joe Haden
FS 39 Tashaun Gipson
SS 31 Donte Whitner
     
SPECIAL TEAMS    
P 8 Andy Lee
K 6 Travis Coons
H 8 Andy Lee
KR 15 Marlon Moore
PR 11 Travis Benjamin
LS 47 Charley Hughlett

Last Meeting:

8/18/14 Redskins 24, Browns 23 at Washington (preseason)

 

Interesting Notes:

- Redskins G Shawn Lauvao was originally drafted in the third round by the Browns in 2010 (92nd overall). He started in 44 games at right guard, including 32 consecutive starts from 2011-2012.

- Redskins QB Colt McCoy was originally drafted in the third round by the Browns in 2010 (85th overall). He appeared in 24 games (21 starts) and completed 409 of 702 passes for 4,388 yards, 21 TDs and 20 INTs.

- QB Josh McCown could join his brother, Luke, as the only pair of brothers to start at quarterback for the Browns. The McCowns will be the fifth pair of brothers to play for the Browns in franchise history. If Josh starts a game this season, the Browns will be the third NFL team in the Super Bowl era to have brothers start at quarterback (McCowns in Tampa Bay and Koy and Ty Detmer in Philadelphia).

- DB Tramon Williams’ 28 career interceptions rank fourth among active players since he entered the league in 2007 as an undrafted rookie. Williams signed with the Browns in 2015 after spending his first eight NFL seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

- Since joining the Browns as the seventh overall pick in the 2010 draft, DB Joe Haden’s 87 passes defensed are the most in the NFL. Haden led the team with 20 last season. Haden was a part of five takeaways in the last seven games (three interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble). He was selected to the Pro Bowl each of the past two seasons. In addition, DB Tramon Williams, signed by the Browns this offseason, ranks second behind Haden with 82 passes defensed since 2010.

Information from Cleveland Browns press releases used in this report


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