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Thursday August 19
New England at Philadelphia – 7:30 p.m. ET – NFL Network
Patriots TE Dalton Keene won’t see the action as the Colorado native has been placed in the injured reserve and will miss the 2021 season. However, another Hokie will be in attendance as former Tech and NFL WR Eddie Royal has joined. Eagles staff as a coaching intern during training camp. The Eagles (0-1) lost their first game last week against Pittsburgh.
Friday August 20
Cincinnati to Washington – 8 p.m. ET – NFL Network
Four Hokies played in Washington’s preseason opener last week and recently extended TE Logan Thomas made a 24-yard spinning catch on quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
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On the defensive side of the ball, CB Kendall Fuller made a tackle, undrafted DE rookie Justus roseau recorded a hit on the quarterback and DT Tim Settle played 42% of the defensive snaps. CB Greg Stroman was released from the PUP roster with an injury settlement and is eligible to return later this season.
Saturday August 21
Buffalo in Chicago – 1 p.m. ET – NFL Network
The 2021 RB Bears sixth round pick Khalil Herbert impressed on his preseason debut in the NFL, rushing six times for 38 yards and recording three receptions for 11 yards. The Hokies’ main rusher of the 2020 season showed his versatility as well as relentless rush as he pulled off a 16-yard run after initially stopping at the line of scrimmage.
Also impressive in his NFL preseason debut for Chicago, K Brian johnson connected on a 44-yard basket, to accompany two PAT in the victory of the Bears against the Dolphins.
Herbert, Johnson and the Bears (1-0) could face compatriot Hokie LB Tremaine Edmunds, who did not play in the Bills’ win over Detroit last week.
NY Jets at Green Bay – 4:25 p.m. ET – NFL Network
Fresh out of every offensive game of its preseason opener, T Yosh Nijman and the Packers prepare to welcome the Jets to national television. The Packers (0-1) are looking to bounce back from their loss to Houston a week ago as the Jets (1-0) beat the Giants in preseason week 1.
Baltimore at Carolina – 7 p.m. ET
Both teams feature Hokies as S Chuck Clark of the Ravens and K Joey Slye of the Panthers prepare for their second preseason game. Clark started the game safe last week, but saw limited action in Baltimore’s victory over New Orleans. Slye scored four field goals, including a 41-yard one, in the Panthers’ loss to Indianapolis last week.
Atlanta to Miami – 7 p.m. ET
WR Isaiah Ford and the Dolphins just lost to Chicago in their first preseason game last week, in which Ford caught both of his targets for 13 yards. The Dolphins (0-1) host the Falcons (0-1), who opened the preseason with a loss to Tennessee.
Tennessee to Tampa Bay – 7 p.m. ET
Although he did not play in the Titans’ preseason opener, CB Caleb Farley made the trip with the team to Atlanta after being adamant about his presence, according to the coach- Chief Mike Vrabel.
It’s unclear if Farley will make his debut against the Buccaneers. The Titans also announced last week that they signed S Reggie Floyd. The four-year-old Tech Letter winner joins Farley in the Titans secondary hall, coached by fellow Hokie Anthony Midget.
Bruce Arians, Cody Grimm and Nick Rapone will all be sidelined for the Bucs, who started the preseason with a loss to Cincinnati.
Detroit to Pittsburgh – 7:30 p.m. ET – NFL Network
Edmunds brothers S Terrell and RB Trey will be back in action for the Steelers’ third preseason game. In the team’s victory over Philadelphia last week, Trey caught an 11-yard pass, taking his preseason stat line to three receptions for 33 yards. Terrell saw his first preseason action against the Eagles, starting the game safe and recording two tackles. Pittsburgh (2-0) welcomes Detroit (0-1) after its opening pre-season loss to Buffalo.
Indianapolis, Minnesota – 8 p.m. ET
T of the first round of the Vikings Christian darrisaw won’t play as he continues to recover from surgery last week. Minnesota will be hoping to have Darrisaw back for the start of the regular season or sooner.
Houston to Dallas – 8 p.m. ET
Texans QB Tyrod Taylor had a brief but impactful start to Houston’s opener over Green Bay, completing all four pass attempts for 40 yards and leading the Texans to a field goal on his only practice of the game. The Texans (1-0) visit the State Cowboys (0-2) who lost to Arizona last week.
Las Vegas at LA Rams – 10 p.m. ET – NFL Network
KG Divine deablo won’t play the Rams and hasn’t played in the Raiders’ preseason opener as he started his first training camp on the PUP roster.
Denver to Seattle – 10 p.m. ET
Seahawks DT Jarrod hewitt made his preseason debut in the NFL in Seattle’s loss to Las Vegas last week, recording a tackle for the loss. Seattle T Duane Brown did not appear in the game and is unlikely to see action as the 13-year-old veteran was in camp but has yet to train for the Seahawks. CB Broncos Kyle Fuller did not play in the team’s victory over Minnesota last week.
Sunday August 22
NY Giants in Cleveland – 1 p.m. ET – NFL Network
After missing the Browns’ first preseason game, G Wyatt Teller could get his first NFL New Year action Sunday afternoon on NFL Network as the Browns host the Giants. Cleveland beat Jacksonville last week and the Giants lost to the Jets.
San Francisco at LA Chargers – 7:30 p.m. ET – NFL Network
Chargers’ CB Brandon Facyson didn’t play in the team’s win over the Rams last week, but could see some action this week against the 49ers. Former DL and Hokies defensive line co-coach Darryl Tapp will be on the San Francisco sidelines as the Virginia native serves as the assistant defensive line coach for the 49ers. The Chargers (1-0) and 49ers (0-1) are Sunday night’s domestic game on NFL Network.
Monday 23 August
Jacksonville in New Orleans – 8 p.m. ET – ESPN
After recently signing with New Orleans, CB Adonis Alexander saw no action in the Saints’ opener of the pre-season against the Ravens, but could get his first reps with his new squad on Monday night against Jacksonville. . Alexander and the Saints will face a Jaguars team that employs two former football tech, Nick Sorenson and Todd Washington, who serve as special teams coordinator and assistant offensive line coach, respectively. Both teams head to preseason week 2 after losses.
Hokies on the NFL rosters (as of August 18, 2021)
44 CB Adonis Alexander New Orleans
76 T Duane Brown Seattle
36 S Chuck Clark Baltimore
71 T Christian darrisaw Minnesota
49 lbs Divine deablo (PUP) Las Vegas
49 LB Tremaine Edmunds Buffalo
34 S Terrell Edmunds Pittsburgh
33 RB Trey Edmunds Pittsburgh
Chargers 28 CB Brandon Facyson LA
3 CB Caleb Farley Tennessee
30S Reggie Floyd Tennessee
20 WR Isaiah Ford Miami
23 CB Kyle Fuller Denver
29 CB Kendall Fuller Washington
24 RB Khalil Herbert Chicago
62 DT Jarrod hewitt Seattle
6K Brian johnson Chicago
44 TE Dalton Keene (IR) New England
73 T Yosh Nijman Green Bay
79 OF Justus roseau Washington
97 DT Tim Settle Washington
4K Joey Slye Caroline
5 QB Tyrod Taylor Houston
77 G Wyatt Teller Cleveland
82 TE Logan Thomas Washington
Hokies on the NFL staff
Bruce Arians – Head Coach, Tampa Bay
Malcolm Blacken – Senior Director of Player Development, Washington
Corey Fuller – Assistant Scout, Caroline
Cody Grimm – Defensive / Special Team Assistant, Tampa Bay
Jeff King – Director of Pro Scouting, Chicago
Anthony Midget – Secondary, Tennessee
Nick Rapone – Security, Tampa Bay
Eddie Royal – Trainee Coach, Philadelphia
Johnny Shelton – Team Chaplain, Baltimore
Nick Sorenson – Special Teams Coordinator, Jacksonville
Darryl Tapp – Defensive Line Assistant, San Francisco
Todd Washington – Assistant Offensive Line, Jacksonville