The New England Patriots open up preseason action Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers. 

The game will be played at Gillette Stadium as the Pats take the first step in an effort to repeat as champions.

While many of New England's regulars will either be on the field for just a brief time or not on the field at all, it's a great chance for fans to get a look at some of the team's younger players and recent draft picks.

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