Are you ready for football to be back?

Well, you're in luck, as the New England Patriots will be back in game action for the first time this preseason Thursday night.

The Pats will be hosting the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium, in Week 1 of preseason play.

The game is scheduled for a 7:30 PM start and will be accessible on TV via your local CBS affiliate.

Though guys like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski likely won't be on the field during the game, it will provide a solid opportunity to see some of the teams younger, less established players battle it out to try and secure spots on the 53-man roster.