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A New York Jets summer tradition continues, but not in its usual spot

Following the official release of the regular season schedule on Thursday night, the New York Jets and their NFL brethren know exactly where they’ll be this fall and winter.

In a slightly hidden further development, the 32 teams know where they’ll be this summer as well.

The NFL’s 2022 preseason schedule was released alongside its regular season counterpart, with all but two teams partaking in the new normal slate of three exhibition games. Jacksonville and Las Vegas are the exceptions, as they’ll play the season’s first unofficial contest on Aug. 4 in the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.

The Jets will engage in the regularly mandated trio, with familiar opponents occupying a majority of the slots.

Friday, August 12: at Philadelphia Eagles

7:30 p.m. ET, WCBS

A green tradition unlike any other continues, as the Jets and Eagles will do preseason battle for the 21st time in the last 22 seasons. Unlike a majority of the prior matchups, however, this get-together will open the summer slate for each side.

Last August’s showdown was one of the more memorable preseason contests in recent memory, with the Jets earning an unusual walk-off tie in lieu of overtime, which was banned from exhibition contests last year. The 31-all final at MetLife Stadium was earned through James Morgan’s Hail Mary toss to Kenny Yeboah followed by Josh Adams’ two-point run.

Monday, August 22: vs. Atlanta Falcons

8 p.m. ET, ESPN

The Jets were once again denied a spot in the regular season’s traditional Sunday/Monday night prime time slots but the Worldwide Leader in Sports will visit East Rutherford for a green game for the first time since October 2019.

This visit from the Falcons will be the Jets’ first nationally televised preseason game since August 2018 when they battled Washington on the road. Atlanta, set to kick off its first Matt Ryan-less season since 2007, has squared off against the Jets in 12 prior exhibitions.

Sunday, August 28: vs. New York Giants

TBD, WCBS

It’s the Jets’ turn to “host” the annual Garden State civil war, which is still informally referred to as the Snoopy Bowl despite the MetLife Stadium’s eponymous corporation having long moved on from using Peanuts characters in its marketing.

The Jets earned the lowest form of metropolitan bragging rights with a 12-7 win last summer, the unofficial debut of Zach Wilson at quarterback.

In perhaps an all-too-telling commentary on the state of New York football, this will mark the fourth consecutive meeting where at least one side will be showcasing a new head coach. Robert Saleh fulfilled the cursed quota last season while Brian Daboll is set to do so on the other side this time around.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email: geoffmags90@gmail.com
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