- Mike Rodak, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Patriots will host the Jaguars on August 11-15 to kick off their preseason schedule, which was released today.
The team will then travel to Tampa Bay for their second preseason matchup on August 18-22. Exact dates and starting times for both games will be announced at a later date.
On Saturday, August 27, the Patriots will travel to Detroit for a nationally-televised third preseason game (8 p.m, CBS). They will then return home for their preseason finale against the Giants on September 1 or 2.
2011 PATRIOTS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Aug. 11-15 -- vs. Jaguars (time TBA)
Aug. 18-22 -- at Buccaneers (time TBA)
Aug. 27 -- at Lions (8 p.m., CBS)
Sept. 1-2 -- vs. Giants (time TBA)
NOTE: A previous version of this report specified exact dates for games in Weeks 1, 2, and 4 of the preseason. The team has yet to confirm these dates.