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NFL Schedule Release Coming Soon

Around mid-April, the NFL will release the 2014 master NFL schedule.


One of the biggest days of the NFL offseason is when the league releases the schedule for all 32 teams. Not only are the schedules announced, but so are all the primetime matchups, especially the Monday Night Football lineup.

As of now, the NFL is planning to release the master schedule sometime in mid-April, but it could get pushed back towards the end of the month.

Here's what NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Pro Football Talk:

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT via email that the league currently is aiming for the "normal target" of mid-April. Aiello also said there’s currently no plan to release part of the schedule (e.g., the Thanksgiving games, the Week One primetime games).

Some (i.e., we) expected a possible delayed release of the schedule, given that the draft has been bumped back by two weeks. Usually, the schedule is released on a Tuesday night; our current guess is that it’ll be released on the 15th or 22nd.

Since 2007, the schedule has been released sometime between April 11 and April 20, according to John Breech of CBS Sports. Having the schedule release to look forward to -- followed by the NFL draft a week or two later -- makes these next few weeks more bearable as the offseason continues.