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Published: Aug. 9, 2019 at 02:25 a.m.
Updated: Aug. 11, 2019 at 01:05 a.m.

2019 NFL Preseason Week 1: Best photos

The 2019 NFL preseason is under way as teams get into gear for the regular season. Rookies and veterans alike take to the field, receiving the first competitive reps of the year. Take a look at some of the best photos of the first week of preseason.

24 Photos Total

  • Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. 24

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    Patrick Mahomes

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.

  • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jalen Hurd (17) runs toward the end zone to score a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Donovan Olumba (32) and free safety Kavon Frazier (35) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 10, 23

    Josie Lepe/Associated Press

    Jalen Hurd

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jalen Hurd (17) runs toward the end zone to score a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Donovan Olumba (32) and free safety Kavon Frazier (35) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 10,

  • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jalen Hurd (17) catches a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys linebacker Andrew Dowell (45) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. 22

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    Jalen Hurd

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jalen Hurd (17) catches a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys linebacker Andrew Dowell (45) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.

  • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel, top, catches a pass over Dallas Cowboys cornerback Michael Jackson during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. 21

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    Deebo Samuel

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel, top, catches a pass over Dallas Cowboys cornerback Michael Jackson during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.

  • Oakland Raiders wide receiver Ryan Grant (19) catches the football for the first down against Los Angeles Rams cornerback Donte' Deayon (27) during the second quarter at Oakland Coliseum. 20

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    Ryan Grant

    Oakland Raiders wide receiver Ryan Grant (19) catches the football for the first down against Los Angeles Rams cornerback Donte' Deayon (27) during the second quarter at Oakland Coliseum.

  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Josh Caldwell (30) carries the ball past Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Noah Dawkins (44), linebacker Sterling Sheffield (51) and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (27), during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. 19

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    Josh Caldwell

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Josh Caldwell (30) carries the ball past Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Noah Dawkins (44), linebacker Sterling Sheffield (51) and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (27), during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.

  • Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman (17) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Tony McRae (29), defensive tackle Josh Tupou (91) and safety Brandon Wilson (40) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. 18

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    Mecole Hardman

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman (17) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Tony McRae (29), defensive tackle Josh Tupou (91) and safety Brandon Wilson (40) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Dare Ogunbowale (44) dives into the end zone to score a touchdown past Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back P.J. Locke (24) during the third quarter at Heinz Field. 17

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    Dare Ogunbowale

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Dare Ogunbowale (44) dives into the end zone to score a touchdown past Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back P.J. Locke (24) during the third quarter at Heinz Field.

  • New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray (28) leaps over Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) during the first quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. 16

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    Latavius Murray, Eric Kendricks

    New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray (28) leaps over Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) during the first quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush (55) celebrates on the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Pittsburgh, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. 15

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    Devin Bush

    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush (55) celebrates on the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Pittsburgh, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019.

  • Buffalo Bills' Cam Phillips celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. 14

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    Cam Phillips

    Buffalo Bills' Cam Phillips celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jawill Davis (1) is tackled returning the opening kickoff against the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field. 13

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    Jawill Davis

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jawill Davis (1) is tackled returning the opening kickoff against the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field.

  • Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Damiere Byrd (14) pulls in a touchdown pass as Los Angeles Chargers defensive back Jeff Richards (29) defends during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. 12

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    Damiere Byrd

    Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Damiere Byrd (14) pulls in a touchdown pass as Los Angeles Chargers defensive back Jeff Richards (29) defends during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz.

  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver Darrius Shepherd (10) celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown by jumping into the stands during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field. 11

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    Darrius Shepherd

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Darrius Shepherd (10) celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown by jumping into the stands during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at Lambeau Field.

  • Carolina Panthers wide receiver Jaydon Mickens (14) returns a punt and is tacked by Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims (83) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. 10

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    Jaydon Mickens, Javon Wims

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Jaydon Mickens (14) returns a punt and is tacked by Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims (83) during the first quarter at Soldier Field.

  • Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tanner McEvoy makes a touchdown reception against Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Jeremiah McKinnon (38) during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. 9

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    Tanner McEvoy, Jeremiah McKinnon

    Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tanner McEvoy makes a touchdown reception against Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Jeremiah McKinnon (38) during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field.

  • New York Jets' Deonte Thompson (1) breaks a tackle by New York Giants' Corey Ballentine (25) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. 8

    Adam Hunger/Associated Press

    Deonte Thompson, Corey Ballentine

    New York Jets' Deonte Thompson (1) breaks a tackle by New York Giants' Corey Ballentine (25) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J.

  • Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) runs onto the field prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz. 7

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    Kyler Murray

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) runs onto the field prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz.

  • Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams catches a pass during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. 6

    Brynn Anderson/Associated Press

    Preston Williams

    Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams catches a pass during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

  • Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Kenny Young, left, sacks Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew during the first half of an NFL football preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Baltimore. 5

    Nick Wass/Associated Press

    Kenny Young, Gardner Minshew

    Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Kenny Young, left, sacks Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew during the first half of an NFL football preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Baltimore.

  • Field judge John Jenkins watches a field goal by Philadelphia Eagles' Jake Elliott during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Philadelphia. 4

    Michael Perez/Associated Press

    John Jenkins, Jake Elliott

    Field judge John Jenkins watches a field goal by Philadelphia Eagles' Jake Elliott during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Philadelphia.

  • Tennessee Titans' Kalif Raymond, front right, is knocked out of bounds by Philadelphia Eagles' Jeremiah McKinnon during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Philadelphia. 3

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    Jeremiah McKinnon, Kalif Raymond

    Tennessee Titans' Kalif Raymond, front right, is knocked out of bounds by Philadelphia Eagles' Jeremiah McKinnon during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Philadelphia.

  • Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrates his field goal against the Jacksonville Jaguars with teammates James Hurst, letft, and Morgan Cox during the first half of an NFL football preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Baltimore. 2

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    Justin Tucker, James Hurst, Morgan Cox

    Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrates his field goal against the Jacksonville Jaguars with teammates James Hurst, letft, and Morgan Cox during the first half of an NFL football preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Baltimore.

  • New York Giants wide receiver Bennie Fowler (18) celebrates with teammates, including Wayne Gallman (22) and Rhett Ellison (85), after scoring a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. 1

    Adam Hunger/Associated Press

    Bennie Fowler, Wayne Gallman, Rhett Ellison

    New York Giants wide receiver Bennie Fowler (18) celebrates with teammates, including Wayne Gallman (22) and Rhett Ellison (85), after scoring a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J.