Schedule announcement could be delayed

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It widely has been believed that the NFL will release the 2013 regular-season schedule on Tuesday, April 16.

While that still may happen, we’re told there’s a chance that the announcement will now be delayed.

There isn’t much time that it can be delayed, if the NFL plans to release the schedule before the draft, which starts on April 25.

This year’s scheduling process has been complicated by the shifting of the Ravens’ season-opening game on Thursday, September 5.

Coincidentally (or not), a show dedicated to the schedule release has been removed from NFL Network’s online listings for April 16.