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CLEVELAND -- Case Keenum started the Redskins preseason opener on Thursday night and after a horrid first series, the veteran passer settled in for a strong start.
On the first series of the game, the Redskins offense got flagged four times on three plays and looked generally awful. Keenum didn't get the chance to do much, but did show quick feet on a 10-yard scramble up the middle to pick up the first down.
On his second drive, Keenum showed his tendency to look for chunk plays. He went deep to WR Robert Davis, who got his arm yanked by the Browns defender and the Redskins picked up a big 43-yard gain via a defensive pass interference penalty.
Three plays later, Keenum connected with Davis for a 46-yard touchdown. The ball came out with good pace and hit Davis in stride, who was running wide open after what must have been a blown coverage from Cleveland.
Keenum came out after the first quarter with a stat line of 4 of 9 passes for 60 yards and the touchdown. The offensive line didn't give him a lot of help early, the penalties were even worse, but on a night when the Redskins "starting" offense looked rough, Keenum didn't.
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The Redskins starting offense looked rough, but Case Keenum didn't originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington