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The NFL released the preseason schedule on Monday. Tom Silverstein has the latest on the teams the Packers play.
In 2017, the Packers have to play only four games and they will start and finish at home, beginning with the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field sometime between Aug. 10-14.
Dates and times have not been finalized for the first three games, but the finale will be played against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, Aug. 31, at Lambeau Field.
In between, the Packers will play at Washington and Denver.
None of the four games is slated for national television, which means Thursday, Sunday and Monday games are less likely. The exact dates and times for the games usually are released at the same time as the regular-season schedule. The NFL has not announced a date for the regular-season release, but it typically comes in mid-April.
Packers special teams coach Ron Zook must be one proud papa:
Elsewhere, using the tendency work from Justis Mosqueda, the Packers Wire produced a seven-round Packers mock draft.
Cory Jennerjohn takes on the NFL’s hypocritical gambling stance:
ACME Packing Company takes a deep dive on the injury issue in 2016:
Andrew Mertig looks at a few options the Packers might have if they decide to trade down over at Packers Talk:
The Packer Ranter is too good. (Watch this to the end if you don’t get the joke.)
The man whose name adorns the Packers' practice facility was recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Monday.
The Packers are still one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl:
Jeff Janis got a shout-out from the Rock:
It’s not Packers related, but this really spoke to me.