Preseason game times, dates finalized

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The NFL released its finalized preseason schedule on Tuesday, with dates and times for all 65 contests.

Opponents for all 32 teams were known, but some of the final pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place. Of note: all 32 teams will play their final preseason game on Thursday, August 29. This gives 30-of-32 teams more than a week of rest into the regular-season opener, and it gives the Broncos and Ravens seven days between the end of the preseason and the beginning of the regular season. Denver hosts Arizona to finish the preseason, while Baltimore closes out its summer slate at St. Louis.

As a general rule, club rest starters in the final preseason game. The regular season is right around the corner, and there are some decisions to be made on reserves with the last major round of roster cuts still to come.

The preseason slate begins Sunday, August 4 when the Dolphins play the Cowboys in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Coverage of the game begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.