Broncos release tentative preseason schedule with opener at Chicago

Posted at 3:23 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-10 17:32:01-04

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Fake games provide real impressions. And the Broncos' preseason schedule finishes with two interesting home dates against the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals to help finalize roster decisions. Those games, particularly against Green Bay, could go a long way in deciding the depth chart and possibly the winner in the quarterback competition between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. 

The Broncos released their tentative exhibition slate on Monday:

  • Week 1: at Bears (Aug. 10-13).
  • Week 2: at 49ers (Aug. 17-20).
  • Week 3: vs Packers (Aug. 24-27)
  • Week 4: vs. Cardinals (Thursday Aug. 31).

The Broncos open the preseason on the road for the 20th time in 21 years. It marks the second straight season in Chicago, where former Denver coach John Fox leads the Bears. The Broncos face the Packers for the first time in the preseason since 2008. 

Per the team, the exact dates and times will be announced later this month as the NFL releases the complete 2017 regular-season schedule. It could be revealed as soon as next week.

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