Eagles open preseason vs. New England

Chip Kelly will begin presenting us with his decisions as if they were meticulously decorated Christmas trees, and all we will do is start looking for the broken branches. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff Photographer)

Chip Kelly's first game on the Eagles sideline will come against Patriots coach Bill Belichick, a friend of Kelly's. The Eagles and Patriots will open the preseason against each other at Lincoln Financial Field between Aug. 8-11. 

The Eagles' second preseason game will be against the Carolina Panthers between August 15-19. That is the final home game of the preseason.

They visit the Jacksonville Jaguars between Aug. 22-25. That is a meeting against Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, a finalist for the Eagles job.

The preseason finale is a visit to the MetLife Stadium to play the New York Jets on either August 29 or August 30. The Jets' offensive coordinator is Marty Mornhinweg, a long-time Eagles assistant.

The official dates will be announced at a later date.

So to review:

2013 Preseason Schedule

vs. New England, Aug. 8-11

vs. Carolina, Aug. 15-19

vs. Jacksonville, Aug. 22-25

at New York Jets, Aug 29-30