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Preseason Week 1 New England Patriots vs Green Bay Packers: Game Time, Injuries, Live Updates, and Open Thread

The New England Patriots host the Green Bay Packers to open up the preseason. Follow along for live updates.

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While New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won't be available for tonight's game, plenty of interesting prospects will be making their claim for a roster spot. Back-up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be able to show what he's made of and the brand new secondary will be on the field for the first time.

The following is a list of players that likely won't be on the field as they have been injured and/or unavailable to practice:

Quarterback: Tom Brady

Receivers: Aaron Dobson, Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell, Matthew Slater, and Brian Tyms

Running Backs: LeGarrette Blount, Travaris Cadet, and Dion Lewis

Tight Ends: Jake Bequette and Scott Chandler

Offensive Linemen: Marcus Cannon, Caylin Hauptmann, Nate Solder, Bryan Stork, Ryan Wendell

Defensive Linemen: Chris Jones, Joe Vellano

Linebackers: Dane Fletcher, Dont'a Hightower, and Eric Martin

As a result, look for wide receivers Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson to receive a major opportunity to show their skills. This is also a major opportunity for running backs Brandon Bolden, Jonas Gray, and James White. Don't be surprised if rookie offensive linemen Tre Jackson and Shaq Mason to see a large portion of the game.

This might be the first time we get to see linebacker Jerod Mayo back in action, which will be fun to watch.

Below are the basic details, click here for streaming options.

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts

Kickoff: 7:30 PM EST

TV: NFL Network, WBZ, CBS

Radio: 98.5 FM

We will be providing live updates throughout the game and offer our instant opinions on performances in the comments section. Feel free to provide your own!