Expect heavy doses of quarterbacks Case Keenum and rookie Dwayne Haskins for Washington in its preseason home game against Cincinnati tonight.
With Colt McCoy still dealing with the aftermath of leg surgery and fourth-stringer Josh Woodrum also injured, Keenum and Ohio State product Haskins could see a ton of snaps. Given that the veteran and the first-round pick are each new to the offense, they could use the work.
“It’s a good chance for those other two guys to get a lot of reps, so they’re taking advantage of those,” coach Jay Gruden said.
The Redskins are still without starting left tackle Trent Williams, a no-show at training camp amid a dispute with the front office.
The Bengals are looking for significant improvement on defense in their second go-around under coach Zac Taylor and his new staff. There were breakdowns in an opening loss at Kansas City, indications that the unit isn’t on the same page of a new system.
Andy Dalton led the Bengals to a touchdown on his only drive against the Chiefs, with running backs Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard held out to give the reserves a chance. Both are expected to play Thursday.