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Brunell, Ramsey to Rotate in Preseason

Head coach Joe Gibbs said Tuesday that he intends to alternate his starting quarterbacks during the preseason, with Mark Brunell getting the call next Monday night in the Hall of Fame Game against the Denver Broncos.

Patrick Ramsey will start five days later against the Carolina Panthers in the preseason home opener at FedExField.

"We'll rotate starters," Gibbs said. "Mark will start the first one and Patrick will start the second and we'll go from there."

Starting Thursday, the team will start to put together a game plan for the nationally televised Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Game time is 8 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast on ABC.

"We'll have a little game plan," Gibbs said. "We have one more day of regular work and then we'll get going on that. So we have a game plan for it and we'll try and do good sound things."

One of the goals for the game, Gibbs said, was to make sure there were few fundamental errors, such as penalties and turnovers.

Asked how long the starters would play, Gibbs said: "It's hard to say. It kind of depends on how we're going and how [assistant head coach-defense] Gregg Williams feels about the defense. We'll play that by ear."

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