Washington Redskins Schedule Released

The Redskins won't play any Monday Night games this season, but they will be on Prime Time for three games, starting with the Sept. 4 season opener against the Jets. They'll also play a Sunday night game in Miami and they'll close the regular season with a Saturday night home game against the Eagles.

September will be a tough opening month. After the Jets' game, Washington plays at Atlanta then hosts the Giants and the Patriots. Then the Redskins start October with games at Philadelphia followed by a home contest against Tampa Bay and a road game at Buffalo.

The Redskins bye week is Oct. 26.

The Redskins likely will know on Monday whether or not they'll get Chad Morton, according to team sources.

The NFL Players Association contended in an arbitration hearing today that the Redskins should be awarded kick returner Chad Morton, because the Jets did not fully match Washington's offer sheet.

The arbitrator, Richard Bloch, has 10 days to decide the matter, but likely will make a quick decision. The NFLPA says New York did not fully match the offer sheet, and either should do so or Morton should be given to the Redskins. The Jets, after consulting with the league, did not match a provision in the contract to void the final two years, avoiding a serious cap hit.

The Jets, and the NFL, say the voidable years do not have to be matched. The union says otherwise.

The Washington-based Bloch could do one of three things: uphold Morton's contract with New York; force the Jets to fully match the original offer sheet; or award Morton to Washington. The Redskins would then surrender a fifth-round pick as compensation.

One team source said they're not optimistic about landing Morton.

''I haven't heard anyone mention his name out here in a while,'' the source said.

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