Bengals preseason schedule finalized

The Bengals have announced the dates and times of their preseason schedule. The opponents had previously been announced, including the opener on Thursday, Aug. 8 at Atlanta. That game will be televised nationally by ESPN with an 8 p.m. (EST) kickoff.

The home preseason opener will be against Tennessee on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. It will be the first Saturday home preseason game for the Bengals since 2008. The Bengals will close out the preseason with their first-ever trip into the new Cowboys Stadium to face Dallas on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m., and then host Indianapolis on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.

The NFL is expected to announce its full regular season schedule Thursday night at 8 p.m.