Andy Vasquez North Jersey Record Published 11:21 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018 FLORHAM PARK — After 10 training camp practices, the New York Jets finally get the chance to hit someone else. The preseason begins on Friday night, when the Jets host the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium (7:30 p.m.). For the established players on the team, this game is little more than a chance to go out there and play live football against an opponent for the first time in about eight months. But for the guys locked in a positional battle, or teetering on the roster bubble, it doesn't get much bigger than this. Here's what you should be watching for during the Jets' preseason opener. Battle at outside linebacker Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan told ESPN Radio on Wednesday the Jets are "focused" improving their edge rusher/outside linebacker position and open to making a trade. He should be. The Jets haven't had legitimate edge threat since John Abraham was traded in 2006. … [Read more...] about Key storylines for the NY Jets’ first preseason game against the Falcons
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The Patriots will play their first preseason game of 2018 Thursday. Here’s what you need to know before they take on the Washington Redskins: Tom Brady probably won’t play much — if at all. Quarterback Tom Brady hasn’t played in New England’s past two preseason openers, but he has participated in years past. Brady took seven snaps in 2015 and 16 snaps in 2013. Both outings were two-series long. Brady, who recently turned 41 years old, has been present for the entirety of training camp, after skipping part of the team’s offseason program. Recent practices have been noticeably light for Brady, as backup quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Danny Etling have been taking the majority of the reps in 11-on-11 play. Julian Edelman is eligible to be active, even though he is suspended. Wide receiver Julian Edelman is eligible to play in all four of the Patriots’ preseason games, but he will still miss New England’s first four regular-season games … [Read more...] about 5 things to know ahead of the Patriots’ first preseason game
SportsIt’s time for NFL football 2018, and one of the games on tap for NFL Preseason Week 1 is the New Orleans Saints vs. Jacksonville Jaguars.These preseason NFL games can be tricky to find on TV, but we’ve got you covered for finding what TV channel the Saints are on against the Jaguars.First, the nitty gritty:New Orleans vs. Jacksonville date/location: Thursday, August 9, at Jacksonville, Florida.Recommended Slideshows76In Pictures: the Biggest Stadiums in the World51In Pictures: 50 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World32World's Most Valuable Sports TeamsGame time: 7 p.m. central.Now, here’s the TV channel info Saints vs. Jaguars preseason game 1 2018 (As with many NFL preseason games, it’s the local TV stations that have the rights. That’s the case with the Saints-Jaguars game Thursday):Saints-Jaguars TV channels local markets: See all of the best photos of the week in these slideshowsFox 8 in New Orleans CBS47 or FOX30 in Jacksonville For live streaming, … [Read more...] about New Orleans Saints vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Preseason Game 2018 Time, Live streaming: What TV Channel is the Saints Game On?
Dennis Waszak Jr., Ap Sports Writer Published 6:16 pm CDT, Monday, August 6, 2018 FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' three-man quarterback competition could last the entire summer. Coach Todd Bowles says Monday that he has not pinpointed a specific date as to when he will decide between Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Darnold to be the starter in the regular-season opener at Detroit on Sept. 10. Bowles adds that it's possible he won't make a decision until after the fourth preseason game. The Jets coach could keep the team's starter under wraps until the night of the game against the Lions. Usually, teams have their starters determined by the third preseason game, when the first-teamers play the bulk of the snaps. McCown is the incumbent and still is No. 1 on the depth chart. But both Bridgewater and Darnold saw extensive action in practice Monday. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFLfootball and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL … [Read more...] about Jets’ QB competition could last through 4 preseason games
Mark Knudson Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Jul 30, 2018 The countdown to the start of football practice is in its final stage. The Denver Broncos have hit the practice field at Dove Valley and begun to do … calisthenics. They also stretch, jog and toss around footballs. They run offensive plays, occasionally against an actual defense. The kickers will go over to a side field and … kick. Mostly they’ll listen to coaches hollering instructions, try to get their timing just right and try to be consistent in everything they are asked to do while on the practice field. Is all of this important to the final result on game day? Absolutely. The old adage about practice making perfect has been amended by many to read “perfect practice makes perfect.” Coaches are always striving for a perfect practice. Players know that how they perform in practice is likely to determine how much playing time they’ll get when game time arrives. Receivers have to get … [Read more...] about Opinion: Broncos preseason games are worth watching, not training camp practice