The first preseason game of the NFL’s 103rd season begins Thursday with the Hall of Fame game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars.
The game will give most players vying for roster spots a chance to shine as many star players from both sides are expected to sit down.
The Jaguars have previously said quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne, who just suffered an injury at Lisfranc and missed his entire 2021 rookie season, will not play. Jake Luton will start as backup quarterback CJ Beathard recovers from a groin muscle injury.
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Josh McDaniels will make his debut as Raiders head coach and many of their star players, including quarterback Derek Carr and new acquisition Davante Adams, are also expected to sit out.
The teams will also meet in the regular season on Nov. 6 in Jacksonville.
Here’s what you need to know about the Pro Football Hall of Fame game:
When and where does the Hall of Fame Game take place?
The game kicks off August 4 at 8 p.m. ET from the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
How can I watch the Hall of Fame game?
The game will air on NBC. Commentators will be Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst) and Melissa Stark (secondary reporter).