National Football League
                          === Redskins thrash Bucs ===
 Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Pat White completed 13-of-22 passes for 181 yards
 and  also ran  for 22 yards and  a touchdown as the Washington Redskins downed
 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 30-12, in the final preseason game for both teams.
 Evan Royster carried the ball 11 times for 59 yards and a touchdown and Dezmon
 Brisco  caught  two passes  for 75 yards  for the Redskins,  who will open the
 season against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 9.
 Washington finished the preseason 4-0.
 Also on Thursday, the Redskins announced 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
 has been cleared to play in the team's opener. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan
 announced after the game that Griffin officially was cleared by Dr. James
 Andrews after an examination.
 Griffin, of course, underwent surgery in January to repair both the lateral
 collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee. He suffered the
 LCL injury in a Week 14 win over Baltimore and missed one game, then was hurt
 again during Washington's wild card playoff loss to Seattle.
 Rookie  Mike Glennon was 7-for-16 passing for 63 yards and an interception and
 Peyton Hillis rushed for 33 yards on nine carries for the Buccaneers, who will
 visit the New York Jets to open the season on Sept. 8.
 Tampa Bay finished the preseason 1-3.
 Washington  marched right  down the  field on  the game's  opening possession.
 White  connected with  Briscoe for  a 66-yard  reception and  two plays  later
 Royster bulled his way into the end zone from one yard out.
 Kai  Forbath split  the uprights from 37  yards out with 1:09 remaining in the
 first quarter.
 Chris  Thompson  returned Chas Henry's  punt 69 yards for  a TD in the closing
 seconds of the first quarter to make it 17-0.
 Najee  Goode picked off White, his former West Virginia teammate, and returned
 it  37 yards  for a touchdown, but  Derek Dimke missed the extra point attempt
 and Tampa Bay trailed 17-6 early in the second quarter.
 Forbath's 30-yarder with just under 5 1/2 minutes left made it 20-6.
 After  Glennon was  picked off the ensuing possession, White scrambled his way
 into  the end zone from seven yards out to give the Redskins a commanding 27-6
 Dimke's  30-yard  field goal on  the opening drive of  the second half made it
 27-9, but Forbath split the uprights from 47 yards out with just over a minute
 left in the third to make it a 21-point game.
 Rian Lindell's 50-yarder in the fourth accounted for the final difference.
 08/30 00:34:42 ET