Ex-UGA star Travon Walker, Jaguars to visit Falcons for exhibition game

Former University of Georgia star Travon Walker, the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NFL draft, and his Jaguars teammates are scheduled to play the Falcons in an exhibition game at 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Before the third and final exhibition game, the Falcons will host joint practices Aug. 24-25 with the Jaguars, the team said in a news release Wednesday.

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The date and time for the Falcons’ exhibition opener at Detroit are pending. The Falcons also will have an exhibition “Monday Night Football” game against the host Jets at 8 p.m. Aug. 22. That game will be on ESPN.

The Falcons are scheduled to kick off the regular season against the Saints at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.