GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers will open preseason play with back-to-back road games before playing their final two exhibition contests at the friendly confines of Lambeau Field.
The Packers will play at Tennessee in Week 1 of the preseason and at St. Louis in Week 2, although exact dates are not yet set. Their game against the Titans will be sometime between Aug. 7 and 10, and their game against the Rams will be between Aug. 14 and 18.
The Packers will then play host to the Oakland Raiders on Friday, Aug. 22 in a nationally televised game on CBS, and they’ll close the preseason against the Kansas City Chiefs at home on Thursday, Aug. 28.
The Raiders game, much like last year’s third preseason game against Seattle, will fall on the opening Friday of high-school football season.
The Packers and Titans will renew acquaintances after playing in the preseason for eight straight years (2002 through 2009). The Packers and Rams faced each other at the Edward Jones Dome last year as well.
The final two preseason games will pit the Packers against the teams of two former personnel executives – Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie and Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey.
Among the ex-Packers on the Raiders’ roster are wide receiver James Jones, who signed a three-year, $10 million deal with them last month; safety Charles Woodson and defensive end C.J. Wilson, who signed with the Raiders last week. Among the ex-Packers on the Chiefs’ roster are safety Jerron McMillian and outside linebackers Dezman Moses and Frank Zombo.
This marks the fifth straight year that the Packers have faced the Chiefs in the preseason finale.
For the third straight year, the Packers will not play any of their preseason opponents during the regular season.
The league is expected to release the regular-season schedule later this month.
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