Well, it’s official. There will be no partial lifting of the sheet on the 2010 regular-season schedule.
According to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News (via SportsBusiness Daily), the league has decided to announce all of the games at once.
Per Myers, the announcement is expected to come the week of April 12. (Ryan Cardinal of Vikings.com recently noticed that ESPN2 is scheduled to televised an NFL schedule-release special on April 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET.) But if the schedule isn’t finalized, Myers says it will be released in the days preceding the April 22 draft.
It’s still unclear why the league wasn’t able to announce the schedule in conjunction with last week’s league meetings. Some have speculated that the uncertain status of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb prompted the league to fiddle with the final slate of games.