Eagles announce preseason opponents

The Eagles will face the Bears, Patriots, Steelers and New York Jets in the upcoming preseason, the team announced today.

Dates and times will be determined at a later date, but the preseason finale at Lincoln Financial Field against the Jets will be held on Aug. 28 -- the final day for all NFL preseason games. The meeting will mark the return of former Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who signed with the Jets last month.

Whether Vick plays or not will be depend on if he won the starting job over Geno Smith. Most teams typically play their backups in the final preseason game.

The Eagles open at Chicago and then travel to Foxboro, Mass. the following week. They are likely to travel up to Patriots headquarters several days prior to practice with and against Bill Belichick's squad. New England spent several additional days in Philadelphia last August for inter-squad practices.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly and Belichick are relatively close and have spoken about their respect for one another.

The Eagles then host the Steelers before finishing the preseason slate against the Jets.

All of the games will be televised locally on 6ABC.

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