The NFL announced the 2010 preseason slate on Wednesday afternoon and the Eagles will host the Jacksonville Jaguars to open the exhibition season on a date between August 13-15.
The Eagles bested the Jaguars in last year's preseason, 33-32. What's different about this year is that the Eagles will travel to Jacksonville during the regular season.
On Aug. 20, the Eagles travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals at 8 PM (EST). The Eagles hosted the Bengals in the preseason back in 2005.
The third and most-anticipated preseason game – because of the extended playing time for the starters - will be held sometime between August 26-29 in Kansas City. It's another unusual preseason opponent. The last time the two squared off in the preseason? Try 1979.
Finally, the Eagles and the Jets will resume their annual end-of-the-preseason clash on Sept. 2 at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles have lost eight straight preseason games to the Jets. Last September, the Eagles closed out their exhibition schedule with a 38-27 loss to the Jets at The Meadowlands.
The exact date and time of the preseason games that did not list one here will be announced in the near future.
Of course, everyone wants to know when the regular season schedule is coming out. Brian McCarthy from the NFL's public relations office tweeted on Tuesday that the regular season schedule isn't done yet. However, the Minnesota Vikings' Web site noted on Tuesday that ESPN2 has an "NFL Schedule Release Special" slated for April 13. That date would be congruous to the schedule release in previous years.
UPDATE: The Eagles-Bengals game will be nationally televised on FOX. Click here to check out the league's full list of preseason games.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 3:00 p.m., March 31