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Redskins vs. Browns discussion thread

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Kickoff: 8 p.m. | TV: ESPN | Radio: ESPN 980; FM 94.3 and 92.7

Here’s tonight’s discussion thread. If you missed them, here are Mike Jones’s five story lines to watch and five more story lines to watch. We checked in with Washington’s defense, which thinks it’ll excel tonight because it is so familiar with Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

Jason Reid talked to Shanahan, the ex-Redskins coordinator who’s happy in Cleveland, and proud of being able to have success with different styles of quarterback and offense.

We think Brian Hoyer will play two series at quarterback for the Browns, then give way to Johnny Manziel, but Jay Gruden’s plan for his starters might complicate Mike Pettine’s plans. Rex Grossman is the Browns’ third quarterback, and he’s still beloved. Check out DeAngelo Hall, on Rex:

“If I wasn’t trying to just get out of [this preseason game] healthy, I’d probably ask to go back into the game to face Rex,” he said. “We all know he’s going to throw some 50-50 balls up there, because he’s a gunslinger.”

If Manziel doesn’t start right away, Neil Greenberg thinks it won’t be long. Here’s the Robert Griffin III-Manziel tale of the tape, and more on Griffin’s expanded ability to use audibles.

Here’s the latest on who won’t play for Washington tonight.

Basically, we’re ready for the game. Are you? What do you most want to see accomplished tonight?

Have a Redskins question? Send an e-mail to with the subject line “Mailbag question,” and it might be answered on Tuesday in The Mailbag.

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