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Redskins vs. Steelers: Washington opens home preseason schedule Monday

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) - For the first time since Jan. 6, it's game day at FedEx Field.

Kirk Cousins helped lead the Redskins to a preseason win on Aug. 8. Photo: Associated Press

The Washington Redskins will play their second preseason game on Monday night, hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at 8 p.m.

For the second straight game, though, fans will get to see Robert Griffin III on the sideline. Head coach Mike Shanahan says quarterback Kirk Cousins will play the first half, and the flow of the game will dictate how much backup quarterbacks Rex Grossman and Pat White play.

Earlier in the week, Griffin expressed interest in playing in at least one game before the regular season began, but Shanahan quickly ended any speculation that RG3 might see preseason action.

Fans can also expect to see Fred Davis start as tight end, who's had a strong camp so far, and continues to improve. Davis only played in seven games last season before tearing his Achilles tendon against the New York Giants.

Fans who are making their way out to FedEx Field are reminded that the NFL's bag policy has changed. Spectators are now only allowed to bring into the stadium one clear, plastic or vinyl bag that measures no larger than 12 by 6 by 12.

Washington opened the preseason with a 22-21 win over the Tennessee Titans on Aug. 8. The Steelers dropped their preseason opener to the New York Giants.

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