While we still have a little less than three weeks remaining before the 2017 NFL Draft gets underway in Philadelphia, it was announced on Friday that the league will release the full 2017 preseason schedule on Monday at 5 p.m. EST.
2017 NFL Preseason schedule will be revealed on Monday at 5p ET. Live coverage on @nflnetwork‘s Up to the Minute
— NFL Media (@NFLMedia) April 7, 2017
At this point, we can probably count on the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth and final preseason game to be played at Heinz Field against the Carolina Panthers. The two teams have closed out their preseasons against each other dating back to 2003.
As for the Steelers three other preseason games, you can probably count on none of them being against NFC North teams being as the Steelers will play that division during the regular season and the same probably goes for the AFC South division as well.
If I had to guess, I would say there’s a good chance the Steelers will play either the Washington Redskins, New York Giants or the Philadelphia Eagles this year during the preseason and maybe even two of those teams. The Buffalo Bills might also be one of the Steelers preseason opponents this year being as the two teams have played each other in recent years.
Last year the Steelers played the Detroit Lions, Eagles, New Orleans Saints and Panthers during the preseason and went 1-3 in those games.