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NFL reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala gave fans a better idea of when we can expect the NFL to release the official schedule for the 2016-2017 regular season.

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Yesterday's release of the 2016 NFL preseason schedule opened up eyes for fans who wanted to begin planning Summer visits to their favorite teams to catch preseason action.

Today it was revealed via one of the NFL's top reporters, Aditi Kinkhabwala, that fans have, at the most, two weeks to wait to know the full regular season schedule for the 2016-2017 season.

The Pittsburgh Steelers know that their schedule will consist of NFC East opponents, AFC East opponents and the teams which finished in second place in the AFC South and AFC West during the 2015-2016 NFL season. Here are their opponents:

The Steelers do not have to worry about being part of opening Thursday night as they did last season due to their second place finish in the AFC North and the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos finishing first in the AFC West. Since 2011, Pittsburgh's schedule has alternated between the first game of the season being at home and away; so last year's opening day game being at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts may be a good sign that the team could start it's 2016-2017 season at Heinz Field.

Stay connected with BTSC as we keep you up to date on Steelers news and all schedule updates. Once the official schedule is released we will be the best resource for analysis of Pittsburgh's schedule, opponents and lead-in to the NFL Draft.