The Rams also face the Saints in the regular season, so the preseason will provide a preview of that matchup - albeit, primarily with backups taking the field.
Finally, Atlanta closes out the preseason campaign at home against Miami.
For the Jacksonville Jaguars, there's a common theme for the opponents on the schedule this year. The possible range of dates for each game can be found below.
Final dates will be released later this spring, and the league's 2018 schedule will come out later this month. This will be the fourth consecutive year the two teams meet in the preseason. So for now, we will get to see a lot of the team's key players perform for a quarter or two in the preseason. There's a storyline going into nearly every single one of the team's preseason games, and they should be fun to watch. The Rams lead the all-time preseason series, 4-0. The Texans have won the last two matchups, in 2006 and 2009, after losing the first matchup in 2002. But before the meaningful games get underway in September, at least the Rams know which four teams they will face in August during the preseason.
Preseason Week 2 vs.
Denver will wrap up preseason play on the road against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, Aug. 30, at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Instead, the Steelers and all other teams only need to get from 90 players to 53 on September 1.
This will be the secondtime the San Francisco plays host to the Cowboys since 1987.
The Seahawks last traveled to Minnesota for a preseason contest in 2010. Tampa Bay and Jacksonville have met 12 times in the summer, all in the last 16 years. The Patriots hosted the Philadelphia Eagles for joint practices also during 2014 in front of huge crowds on the Gillette practice fields.
Overall, it looks as though fans could be in for a fun preseason.