Tomlin said that the plan is for Fitzpatrick

The Patriots don’t get to play the first game of the season JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey White , as has become tradition. But they won’t have to wait long for their first prime time appearance.According to multiple reports, the Patriots will host the Steelers in the NBC’s opener on Sept. 8. The full schedule will be announced tonight at 8 p.m.The league is opening its 100th season with its oldest rivalry — Packers-Bears — in the Thursday debut, so putting the defending champions in the spotlight game of the week makes sense.It should also provide a compelling look at two of the long-standing powers who have undergone dramatic makeovers this offseason.Between the Steelers parting ways with both Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell , and the Patriots losing Rob Gronkowski to retirement, both teams have significant work to do to keep their offenses performing at traditional levels.But they’re also two of the most consistently successful teams in the league, who have stayed that way through many such changes Womens James Conner Jersey , making it an interesting way to kick off the season for NBC. During his year-plus in Miami, Minkah Fitzpatrick lined up at a variety of spots on the Dolphins defense.The Steelers don’t plan to employ Fitzpatrick in that manner early in his time with the team. Fitzpatrick was acquired in a Monday night trade and head coach Mike Tomlin outlined some of the team’s plans for him at a Tuesday press play free safety, which was occupied by Sean Davis before he went on injured reserve Tuesday.“He will be playing the safety position T. J. Watt Jersey ,” Tomlin said, via Will Selva of NFL Media. “We’ll quickly get him up to speed. He’s a sharp guy, getting to know in the draft process. In the short term Jerome Bettis Jersey White , we’re going to anchor him down to one position.”Tomlin said the Steelers scouted Fitzpatrick heading into the 2018 draft as they were in the market for a safety and liked what they saw, but Fitzpatrick was off the board with the 11th pick. The Steelers took Terrell Edmunds with the 28th overall pick and now both safeties will be in the same secondary