The NFL released the preseason schedule for 2009 yesterday and Baltimore learned that they will host the Washington Redskins on August 13.

While I think the preseason is a complete waste of everyone’s time and money, the Ravens did it right. They bring in Washington early and host the New York Jets on August 24.

Since fans have to pay full price for these garbage games the teams might as well bring some excitement to the stadium and hats off to the Ravens for doing just that. Games against the ‘Skins are always fun and bringing Rex Ryan, Bart Scott, Jim Leonhard back to M&T Bank Stadium will be entertaining for some fans.

The Ravens will travel to Carolina and Atlanta for their other two preseason games.