The 2016 NFL preseason schedule is officially here. Exact game dates and start times aren't known yet, but the initial listing includes which teams will be playing each other. Here's the entire Philadelphia Eagles 2016 preseason slate.
Week 1 - vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 2 - at Pittsburgh Steelers (Aug. 18 - Aug. 22)
Week 3 - at Indianapolis Colts
Week 4 - vs. New York Jets
Important preseason schedule analysis
The Eagles kick off their preseason slate at home with the Buccaneers. The Birds got beat up pretty bad by Jameis Winston and co. in 2015.
The Eagles and Steelers will face off in both the preseason and the regular season.
Philadelphia hosted the Colts in their preseason opener last year. Tim Tebow got a standing ovation that day. What a time to be alive.
The preseason wraps up with the annual backup bowl tradition with the New York Jets. This marks the 16th consecutive year the Eagles finish their preseason schedule versus the Jets. The two teams have played in 30 of the last 31 preseasons (and twice in 1992).
It's not expected the Eagles will scrimmage against any of these teams in practice during training camp unlike they did the past three years during the Chip Kelly era (Patriots in 2013 and 2014, Ravens in 2015). Doug Pederson said he's open to joint-training camp practices in the future but not this year.
Now is as good a time as ever to bring up the Eagles' 2016 regular season opponents. The full NFL schedule won't be announced for a couple weeks or so, but here is reminder as to who and where the Eagles will be playing this upcoming season.