NFL Preseason: Reasons To Watch Jacksonville Jaguars' Preseason Opener

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NFL Preseason: Reasons To Watch Jacksonville Jaguars' Preseason Opener
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Friday night at 7:30 Eastern, the Jacksonville Jaguars will don their uniforms and hit the field for their first game since January. As in 2009, they'll be traveling to Philadelphia for a preseason tune-up at Lincoln Financial Field against the Eagles.

Last year, the big news in these teams' August clash was the return of Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick, a former number one overall draft pick, to the NFL after 19 months in prison. A few Eagles fans protested, but the vast majority clamored for Vick instead of incumbent starter Donovan McNabb—perhaps foreshadowing McNabb's offseason departure.

Now, Vick's entrenched as a backup on Philadelphia's depth chart. For Jaguars fans whose curiosity might have been piqued by the Eagles' new addition last year, the spotlight will shine brighter on Jacksonville's sideline Friday.

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