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Colt McCoy

Are you ready for a heavy dose of Colt McCoy handing off tonight? (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Ah, the fourth preseason game. It’s basically for die-hards and people who are gifted tickets from their season-ticket holder friends. Since you’re here, I’ll consider you in the first category, and run down everything you need to know for tonight … and tomorrow and the next day. And then I’ll get out of the way and let you chat.

Cuts, from 75 players to 53 (also a favorite for die-hards) follow the fourth preseason game. They’re due by 4 p.m. on Saturday, which means the rest of the league is in action tonight, simultaneously. When the games get underway (at 6, 7, 8 or 10 ET), this live scoreboard link is a gateway to live box scores and more.

Tomorrow, follow Mike Jones and the rest of the Post Sports crew for the latest on Washington’s cuts. And for league-wide news, the transcations wire is here, the latest on injuries is here, and sortable, player-specific news is here. On top of that, there’s all of our normal links below.

For tonight, here’s Mike’s five story lines to monitor. Jones and Reid’s preview video is here.

I’ll update this thread mid-game with a photo gallery. Meantime, via Twitter, here’s some color from down in Tampa:

Update, 6:45 p.m.:

Tonight’s starters, via Mike:

Starting tonight at WR are A. Robinson and Grant. McCoy at QB, as you now know, Royster at RB. Starting O-line LT Compton, LG LeRibeus, C Kowalski, RG Long, RT Moses.

Starting D-Line: LE Golston, NT Neild, RE Geathers. LBs Brown, Hayward, Compton, Murphy. CBs Porter, Breeland, Ss Rambo and T. Robinson.

Here’s a full post about the starters.

Follow our reporters on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news on cuts leading up to Saturday’s 4 p.m. deadline to trim the roster from 75 to 53 players.

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