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The NFL Hall of Fame preseason game is always the first football game of the new year.
On Thursday night, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Las Vegas Raiders travel to Canton, Ohio for the first preseason action of the NFL calendar year, giving us our first football game in straight from summer.
The game between the Jaguars, who have No. 1 overall pick Travon Walker of Georgia on the roster, and the Raiders will kick off at 8 p.m. ET and can be seen on NBC:
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 4, 2022
Jacksonville QB Trevor Lawrence and RB Travis Etienne won’t play Thursday night, and NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport says the Raiders are unlikely to play their stars either:
#Jaguars Coach Doug Pederson announced that QB Trevor Lawrence and RB Travis Etienne will not play in Thursday’s Hall of Fame game. Expect the #Raiders being on the same wavelength with several starters who are watching from the sidelines.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 2, 2022
Does that mean the new Las Vegas tandem of QB Derek Carr and WR Davante Adams will be watching from the sidelines? Even so, there would be a lot of intrigue with this game.
This will be the first time we’ve seen former Georgia RB Zamir White in an NFL uniform, as he attempts to break a running back rotation led by former Alabama star Josh Jacobs.
Who will win this duel in Canton? We’ll find out tonight, but the biggest news of all is that football is officially back!