Redskins release 2018 preseason schedule

Defensive backs Joshua Holsey and Quinton Dunbar of the Washington Redskins during a preseason game in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - The National Football League announced its 2018 preseason schedule Wednesday.

The Washington Redskins’ four-game slate features their preseason debut on the road against the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots - a game to be broadcast live on News 3 in Hampton Roads.

Next, Washington hosts the New York Jets Thursday August 16th at FedEx Field in a nationally televised game (ESPN). That's followed by a home date vs. the Denver Broncos. The Redskins wrap-up their preseason schedule Thursday August 30th at the Baltimore Ravens.

Aug. 9-13: at New England Patriots (LIVE on News 3), TBA

Thursday Aug. 16: vs. New York Jets (ESPN), 8 p.m.

Aug. 23-26. vs. Denver Broncos (LIVE on News 3), TBA

Thursday Aug. 30: at Baltimore Ravens (LIVE on News 3), TBA

Specific times for these games will be determined at a later date.

Jay Gruden of the Washington Redskins shakes hands with Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Washington’s preseason opener in New England will be the 22nd all-time preseason meeting between the Redskins and Patriots. The teams last met in preseason play in 2014, when the Redskins earned a 23-6 victory against New England at FedExField.

The Redskins will make their FedExField debut a week later in a nationally televised tilt against the Jets. The Redskins have won their last three preseason matchups against the Jets, including a 22-18 victory in the teams’ most recent meeting on Aug. 19, 2016.

The following week, the Redskins and Broncos will face one another in preseason play for the first time since the Redskins earned a 20-17 victory against Denver in the 2004 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. The Redskins are 5-1 against the Broncos all-time in preseason games.

The Redskins will conclude their 2018 preseason slate on the road against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Aug. 30. The teams have met in six of the last nine preseasons. This year’s contest will mark the fifth consecutive preseason game in the series to be played in Baltimore.

As Hampton Roads' home of the Redskins, News 3 will have live, on-field coverage from Redskins Training Camp and preseason games.