Canton, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will kick off the 2014 preseason in the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 3.
The game will be played at Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio one day after the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 is formally enshrined.
The Giants and Bills have ties to two of the seven members of the Class of 2014.
Wide receiver Andre Reed played 15 of his 16 seasons with the Bills from 1985-1999, and was named to the Pro Bowl seven times.
Defensive end Michael Strahan spent his entire 15-season career with the Giants from 1993-2007 and also was selected to seven Pro Bowls.
This is the first time the Bills and Giants will meet in the Hall of Fame Game. The Giants played in the very first Hall of Fame Game in 1962 and followed with three other trips in 1972, 1985 and 2002. Buffalo will be making its fourth trip to the game, having also played in 1974, 1989, and 2009.
Joining Reed and Strahan in the Class of 2014 are linebacker Derrick Brooks, punter Ray Guy, defensive end Claude Humphrey, tackle Walter Jones and cornerback/safety Aeneas Williams.