Note: See update at bottom.
The NFL schedule is usually released in mid-April and this year should be no different, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told ProFootballTalk.com.
In an email to PFT, Aiello said that the league is aiming for a “normal target” for it’s annual schedule release and that no part of the slate (Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, etc.) will be released until then.
Last season, the NFL released the schedule on Thursday, April 18. The NFL released the 2010 schedule on April 20, the 2011 schedule on April 19, and the 2012 schedule on April 17. Each of those days was a Tuesday and prior to the NFL draft.
The 2014 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, May 8. That is two weeks later than usual, and some pundits expected the 2014 football schedule to be delayed by a couple of weeks also.
The 2014 NFL schedule already has three matchups set — the International Series at Wembley Stadium in London, UK. Miami will face Oakland on Sunday, Sept. 28, Detroit will face Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 26, and Dallas will take on Jacksonville on Sunday, Nov. 9.
The Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks will also host the season-opening game against a team to be determined on Thursday, Sept. 4.
Per Brian McCarthy of the NFL, the 2014 schedule will not be released the week of April 14.
contrary to some tweets, the #NFL '14 schedule will not be released this week. we will announce when we will announce it
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) April 14, 2014