BEREA, Ohio -- Hue Jackson's second season at the helm with the Browns will begin on Sept. 10 at First Energy Stadium against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“It’s great to open at home this year in front of our fans,” Hue Jackson said. “The Steelers have what we want as the reigning AFC North champs so this will be a great challenge and a good opportunity for us to measure ourselves to start the season. I know our fans will be really jacked up and behind us as always and we greatly appreciate them for it.”
The Browns will play one of their home games in London on Oct. 29 at 9:30 am. The Browns bye week is the week after the London game. Currently, only two games are not at 1 pm. on Sunday, the Vikings game and the Dec.3 game with the Chargers in Los Angeles at 4:05 pm.
“The schedule release is always an exciting day,” Jackson said. “We’ve known our opponents but to get the dates and for the schedule to be laid out in front of us really give us a lot to look forward to. Obviously, it’s something our entire organization looks forward to. I know our fans like it too because they kind of get to map out their fall.”
The NFL announced its complete schedule Thursday. The Browns also finalized dates and times on their preseason schedule, which includes a nationally televised, Monday-night game against the New York Giants.
Thursday, Aug. 10 - New Orleans Saints - 8 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 21 - New York Giants - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 26 - at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 31 - at Chicago Bears - 8 p.m.
Week 1: Sept. 10 - Pittsburgh Steelers - 1 p.m./CBS
Week 2: Sept. 17 - at Baltimore Ravens - 1 p.m./CBS
Week 3: Sept. 24 - at Indianapolis Colts - 1 p.m./CBS
Week 4: Oct. 1 - Cincinnati Bengals - 1 p.m./CBS
Week 5: Oct. 8 - New York Jets - 1 p.m./FOX
Week 6: Oct. 15 - at Houston Texans - 1 p.m./CBS
Week 7: Oct. 22 - Tennessee Titans - 1 p.m./CBS
Week 8: Oct. 29 - Minnesota Vikings (London) - 9:30 a.m./NFL Network
Week 9: Nov. 5 - BYE
Week 10: Nov. 12 - at Detroit Lions - 1 p.m./CBS
Week 11: Nov. 19 - Jacksonville Jaguars - 1 p.m./CBS
Week 12: Nov. 26 - at Cincinnati Bengals - 1 p.m./CBS
Week 13: Dec. 3 - at Los Angeles Chargers - 4:05 p.m./CBS
Week 14: Dec. 10 - Green Bay Packers - 1 p.m./FOX
Week 15: Dec. 17 - Baltimore Ravens - 1 p.m./CBS
Week 16: Dec. 24 - at Chicago Bears - 1 p.m./CBS
Week 17: Dec. 31 - at Pittsburgh Steelers - 1 p.m./CBS
*Times are subject to change
Browns Drop Three: The Browns have terminated the contract of OL Alvin Bailey and waived DB Trae Elston and DB Tracy Howard. Bailey started five of his 14 games last year. Elston was inactive for two games and spent the final two weeks on the Browns’ practice squad.
Howard appeared in 15 games with three starts last year. He totaled 16 tackles, one pass defensed and three special-teams tackles.