Carolina preseason schedule

The Carolina Panthers will get something this preseason they didn’t get all of last year -- a nationally televised game.

They’ll travel to play the New York Jets at 8 p.m. ET on Aug. 26. That game will be carried on NBC. Preseason football isn’t always entertaining, but having Cam Newton and Tim Tebow on the same field should make this game attractive.

The exact dates and times for the other three preseason games haven’t been finalized yet. But the Panthers will open their preseason at home with Houston sometime between Aug. 9 and 13. They’ll follow that with another home game (Aug. 16-20) with Miami.

The Panthers will close their preseason either Aug. 29 or 30 at Pittsburgh.