UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
Audibles

2014 NFL schedule release reportedly targeted for Wednesday or Thursday

2014 NFL schedule release coming Wednesday or Thursday? The NFL is expected to announced its 2014 schedule before the draft. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The NFL has already released their schedule for the preseason, but fans around the league are still anxiously awaiting the release of the full 2014 regular-season schedule. Last week there were reports that the schedule release was targeted for Tuesday, but that timeline now seems to be delayed.

While we may not know the exact date of the release, the league appears to be well on schedule to have all 256 games announced before the 2014 NFL draft.

According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, a source with knowledge of the situation now says that the schedule release is now targeted for either Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

MORE: 2014 NFL Mock Draft | Top QBs | Top WRs | SI64: Our definitive Big Board

The NFL always takes its time setting a firm date for the schedule release in order to build anticipation, and this year is no different. Florio suggests that one factor influencing the NFL's decision to delay the release is the NHL and NBA playoffs.

The NFL always looks to dominate the headlines and it has not been shy about stealing the spotlight, so it could ultimately decide to delay the schedule release until there are key elimination games in the other major North American sports.

It isn't often that a schedule release is so highly anticipated, but this is just another testament to the immense popularity of the NFL.

More Audibles

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again