The NFL schedule for 2017-2018 will be released April 20th 2017 at 8 PM EST with the schedule release show on NFL Network. Typically, ESPN.com, CBSSports.com & USAToday.com have the first internet publication of the schedule. The first dowloadable printable PDF schedules are typically published by ESPN. The preseason schedule was released April 11th. The release date varies based on scheduling, matchups & the start of the NFL free agency period.