2017 NFL Schedule: League aiming for April 17-21 release

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2017 NFL Schedule has not been released yet, but it is typically finished in mid-to-late April each year.

According to a tweet by ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the league is “aiming” to release the 2017 NFL schedule the week of April 17-21.

A release that week would place it about one week prior to the 2017 NFL Draft, which is slated for Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29 in Philadelphia.

Last season, the 2016 NFL Schedule was released on Thursday, April 14. In 2015, the schedule was released on Wednesday, April 22.

Four “International Series” games in London have already been announced:

  • Baltimore at Jacksonville
    Sunday, Sept. 24 (Week 3)
  • New Orleans at Miami
    Sunday, Oct. 1 (Week 4)
  • Minnesota at Cleveland
    Sunday, Oct. 22 (Week 7) or Sunday, Oct. 29 (Week 8)
  • Arizona at LA Rams
    Sunday, Oct. 22 (Week 7) or Sunday, Oct. 29 (Week 8)

Additionally, the New England at Oakland game will be played at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on a date to be announced.

The 2017 NFL Preseason Schedule could be released next week. Over the past few years it has been released the first week of April.