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The New York Jets aren’t likely to risk playing their starters in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3

The NFL preseason is less than two weeks away, but the New York Jets aren’t going to spoil their fans just yet.

Speaking to the media on Friday, Jets head coach Robert Saleh announced that the team is unlikely to play its starters in the Hall of Fame game against the Cleveland Browns on Aug. 3. Instead, the third-year head coach will opt to give his younger players more run.

Saleh implied that the Jets will use team activities and other opportunities during training camp to make the day-to-day activities feel less like a chore to the players. He believes it will also be extremely beneficial to the younger players as the team prepares to face the Browns in the Hall of Fame game.

“We’ve implemented some team activities to try to break it up and just make sure we’re taking care of the guys,” said Saleh. “It’s a good thing for the young guys because they’re going to get an extra look in a game setting. Especially in the Hall of Fame game where we’re probably not going to play any of our starters and let all those young guys roll. It’ll be a really good opportunity for them.”

This announcement likely means we’re going to see a lot of Zach Wilson under center as Gang Green opens up the NFL preseason. It will also provide the Jets an opportunity to analyze their bubble players in a game setting.

If nothing else, the preseason and its buildup to Week 1 of the NFL season will provide Jets fans with a level of excitement that has been missing for over a decade. That’s bound to happen no matter who is under center in the team’s exhibition games.

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Thomas Christopher has been covering the Jets since 2018. He is an avid sports fan, mixed martial artist, fantasy football player and Rex Ryan stan. He's also one of Jets X-Factor's breaking news writers. Email: tpascar[at]
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