Teams can release their schedules 30 minutes before NFL’s official release on Thursday

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The NFL announced this week that the schedule for the 2020 season will be officially unveiled at 8 p.m. ET, but no teams will have to wait to spill the beans about their slates.

Some teams have posted on social media that their own schedules will be released at 7:30 p.m. ET and NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed that they are doing so with the approval of the league.

“For the first time ever, each club may release its own game schedule on its owned and operated media platforms at 7:30 p.m. ET, 30 minutes before the NFL Network Schedule Release show begins at 8:00 p.m.,” McCarthy told “Clubs can choose to release their schedule in any appropriate way they choose, while prominently promoting the national NFL Network Schedule Release show to follow, during which the full schedule will be released, analyzed and discussed.”

Teams were creative about unofficially announcing free agent moves on social media in March and they’ve done some fun things with schedules on different platforms in the past, so it should be a chance for teams to have some fun as we look ahead to a 2020 season we hope will be played in full.

5 responses to “Teams can release their schedules 30 minutes before NFL’s official release on Thursday

  1. Wow we are going to be able to know 30 mins prior to the Network Schedule Release show what a waste of TV coverage thank god we won’t have to listen to and hear the analyzed and discussed format of each team

  2. Looks like I have something to look forward to on my lunch break.

  3. stairwayto7 says:
    May 6, 2020 at 4:59 pm
    1st 4 weeks of season will be interconferance games only

    The first few weeks of the season usually suck anyhow, most teams don’t look any better than a JV team and that’s with real practices and 4 pre-season games, that’s why I laugh when someone wants to doing away with pre-season games, I can’t imagine how bad they’d look with no pre-season games. I bet the first 4-6 weeks of regular seasom the games aren’t worth a damn until about week 6 or 8 this year if they don’t get the practices or pre-season games in. These virtual workouts will be a joke, nothing can replace the live practices and pre-season games.

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