Last preseason @ Indianapolis
The Packers preseason opponents were announced by the team yesterday afternoon. The schedule for the 2012 preseason is as follows:
Aug. 9 @ San Diego Chargers (ESPN)
Aug. 16-19 Cleveland Browns
Aug. 23-26 @ Cincinnati Bengals
Aug. 30-31 Kansas City Chiefs
After being snubbed by the NFL and missing out on the season opener against the New York Giants, the Packers get the first primetime, national televised preseason game outside of the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 5.
Due to it being a national televised game, the Chargers game is the only game that has a specific date and time. The dates and times for the other games will be revealed in the coming weeks.
When the team released the information, some players took to twitter to express their frustration with having to play a West Coast preseason game. Josh Sitton tweeted, “that’s terrible. West coast preseason games suck. Especially early [in] pre season!” When asked why, Sitton claimed the long flight and time change.
While the players may not be happy, it presents the Packers a chance to open their training camp before most other teams. According to NFL rules, teams can begin their camps 15 days prior to their first preseason game. The Arizona Cardinals and the New Orleans Saints will be the first to open because their Aug. 5 meeting. Read more... (390 words + 1 image, estimated 1:34 mins reading time)