NFL Preseason 2014: 5 Bold Predictions For Washingon Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5 Bold Predictions For Redskins vs. Buccaneers

Solomon Patton Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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The Washington Redskins take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in each team's preseason finale. This is a big game for both sides as each team will be looking to solidify its final roster. With that being said, here are five bold predictions for Thursday's game between the Redskins and Buccaneers.

5. Larry English Will Record 2 Sacks

Larry English
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5. Larry English Will Record 2 Sacks

Larry English
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The Buccaneers signed defensive end Larry English in an attempt to bolster their pass rush, and in his first extensive action of the preseason, the former first-round pick of the San Diego Chargers did not disappoint. English recorded two sacks in the team's last game against the Buffalo Bills. If he can repeat that performance against the Redskins, English could lock up a roster spot.

4. Kirk Cousins Will Throw At Least 2 Touchdowns

Kirk Cousins Washington Redskins
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4. Kirk Cousins Will Throw At Least 2 Touchdowns

Kirk Cousins Washington Redskins
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Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins has been impressive in the preseason thus far. Cousins has thrown for 370 yards and four touchdowns, which is tied for second in the league. The Buccaneers are allowing 239 passing yards per game in the preseason, and Cousins should receive the bulk of the playing time. The opportunity is clearly there for him to put up some big numbers.

3. Tampa Bay Will Not Allow A Sack

Patrick Omameh Anthony Collins Buccaneers
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3. Tampa Bay Will Not Allow A Sack

Patrick Omameh Anthony Collins Buccaneers
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The Buccaneers have allowed 10 sacks this preseason, but the offensive line looked improved against the Bills. With the recent additions of Rishaw Johnson and Logan Mankins, the offensive line should only continue to get better once the regular season starts. These new additions mean that guys who were once thought to be safe now have to fight for a roster spot, which should help bring out the best in Oniel Cousins and Jamon Meredith.

2. Lache Seastrunk Will Lead The Redskins In Rushing

Lache Seastrunk Washington Redskins
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2. Lache Seastrunk Will Lead The Redskins In Rushing

Lache Seastrunk Washington Redskins
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Rookie running back Lache Seastrunk actually leads the Redskins in rushing this preseason with 98 yards on 19 carries. However, the sixth-round pick has seen his production decrease in each game to the point where he did not get a carry against the Baltimore Ravens last week. Seastrunk is competing with Chris Thompson, Evan Royster and Silas Redd for a roster spot, so he will need a big game to stick on the final roster.

1. Solomon Patton Will Have A Return Touchdown

Solomon Patton Buccaneers
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1. Solomon Patton Will Have A Return Touchdown

Solomon Patton Buccaneers
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Solomon Patton has seen his role expand throughout the preseason and appears to have won the Buccaneers' kick return job. If Patton can come up with a big return against the Redskins, then he will have done more than enough to solidify his spot on the final roster.

Keith Momberg is the Jacksonville Jaguars writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @K_Momberg or add him to your network on Google.

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