The starters have gotten their reps, and the Falcons will now finish off preseason by evaluating reserves and roster hopefuls in a final battle against the Jaguars. It’s safe to say that we’re all ready to see the regular season arrive.
You know the drill for this one: It’ll be heavy on the young guys like Danny Etling at quarterback, Olamide Zaccheaus at wide receiver, Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison at running back, and Jermaine Grace, Duke Riley, and Del’Shawn Phillips at linebacker who are hoping to push their way on to this team. We’ve seen a lot of nearly all of them, but this is the game that could finally make or break their chances of making the team. For guys like Grace who absolutely should make it, that means this is still somehow consequential.
So gird up and get ready for Thursday night. We’re nearly to real football.
What: Preseason Week 4
Where: TIAA Bank Stadium, Jacksonville, FL
When: Thursday, August 29, 7 p.m. EST
TV Channel: CW69
Streaming: NFL Gamepass
Radio Channel: 92.9 The Game/Westwood One/SiriusXM
All-Time Records: These teams meet in the preseason fairly regularly, but they’re just 3-3 against one another in regular season action. Atlanta has won the last two.
Opponent Site: Big Cat Country