Steelers preseason schedule announced
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The NFL released a "schedule" of all its preseason games, it's just not yet ready to let anyone know on which dates they will be played.

At first, the league posted dates next to each teams' schedule on Tuesday afternoon. Several hours later, it removed most of the dates and replaced them with a TBA -- to be announced.

That includes the four-game schedule involving the Steelers. Only one date is listed for a Steelers game now and that is Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. against the Philadelphia Eagles at Heinz Field because it is a nationally televised game on FOX.

The other three games originally had dates listed on them on the league's website. They were at the Washington Redskins Aug. 13, at home against the Atlanta Falcons Aug. 27 and Sept. 1 at Carolina. Now those dates are officially listed as TBA, although it's a good bet all three will be played on the dates first announced. Nearly every NFL team finishes its preseason schedule on a Thursday before the regular season starts, so the Sept. 1 date is locked in at Carolina.

All four games will be played against NFC opponents, none of which the Steelers play during the regular season.

The three games not nationally broadcast will be shown on KDKA-TV.

The NFL scheduled all preseason games. The league said the regular season schedule will be announced later this month.

All of this, of course, provided the owners' lockout ends.

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First published on April 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm