Preseason dates & times finalized

The NFL previously announced the preseason opponents for all teams, and what weeks those games will take place. On Thursday morning, the league finalized the specific dates and times of those games.

This is what it looks like for the New England Patriots:

Thursday Aug. 7 -- at Redskins (7:30 p.m.)

Friday, Aug. 15 -- vs. Eagles (7:30 p.m.)

Friday, Aug. 22 -- vs. Panthers (7:30 p.m.)

Thursday, Aug. 28 -- at Giants (7:30 p.m.)

The expectation is that the Patriots and Eagles will hold joint practices at Gillette Stadium in the days leading up to the Aug. 15 game.

All games will be broadcast on the Patriots Preseason Television Network.