LOS ANGELES — The Jacksonville Jaguars’ first preseason game will take place Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals at the StubHub Center.
The game will be televised on ESPNU with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.
Here are some things to know:Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said that the game will mark the first time that a team from the NFC West will be playing in the preseason.
Bradley said the game is being set up to showcase the strength of the division.
He said the Jaguars will be on the field for a full 40 minutes to showcase their skills, which is important.
He also said that there will be a lot of good players on the team that are veterans.
Jaguar head coach Gus Ramsey said the starters for the Jaguars are not guaranteed to make the 53-man roster.
Ramsey said he’s looking to fill out the roster with players that are young and ready to make an impact.
He added that he will be looking to add a couple of younger players to the mix.
Jamaal Charles will be the starting quarterback for the Jags.
He has been in the mix to be the starter for the past few weeks.
Ramsey announced that Charles has been ruled out for the week with a calf injury.
He is expected to be ready for the preseason opener on Thursday.
Jameis Winston will be sidelined with an ankle injury.
The Jaguars are hopeful that Winston will return to the lineup before the season opener.
Winston has been out since March 10 with an ACL tear.
The Jags have not confirmed his status.
Javaris Bryant has been dealing with an issue with his knee.
He will be out for a week.