We knew the opponents. Now we have the dates and times for Patriots preseason games this summer.
The Pats will kick off their preseason schedule in Washington against the Redskins on Thursday, August 7.
Their first home preseason game will come the following week on Friday, August 15 when they host Bill Belichick's pal Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Patriots have another preseason matchup at Gillette Stadium the following week on Friday, August 22 when the Panthers come to town for a rematch of their 24-20 win in Carolina last season. The third preseason game is normally when teams' regulars get the most playing time so fans likely can expect to see plenty of Tom Brady and Cam Newton in that one.
The final preseason game for the Patriots will be on Thursday, August 28 against the Giants.
All games kick off at 7:30 pm.