Jets Will Open 2003 in Japan

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced that the New York Jets will open the 2003 exhibition season in Japan, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Last season the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins played in the Japan game.

The only other time the Jets played out of the United States was on Aug. 18, 1988, when they played the Cleveland Browns in Montreal.

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