The National Football League announced the opponents for all 32 teams for the 2015 preseason on Thursday afternoon. The Cleveland Browns will face one very familiar preseason foe, but another annual event has come to an end.
The Browns will face the Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears in the preseason. The Browns and Bears have meet in the preseason each of the last eleven years. The Browns won’t face the Detroit Lions for the first time since 2001 in the annual Great Lakes Classic.
The Browns will play their first two preseason games at First Energy Stadium against the Redskins and Bills and conclude the preseason with road games at the Buccaneers and Bears.
The game against the Bills will be broadcast nationally on ESPN on Thursday, August 20th. The other three game dates and times have not been announced.
The Redskins game will take place between August 13-17, the Buccaneers game between August 27-30 and the Bears game on either September 3rd or 4th.
The NFL regular season is scheduled to start on Thursday September 10th and Sunday September 13th.
The regular season schedule is expected to be announced later this month