The NFL schedule for 2018-2019 will be released April 19th 2018 at 8 PM EST with the schedule release show on NFL Network. Typically, ESPN.com, CBSSports.com & USAToday.com have the first internet publication of the schedule. The first dowloadable printable PDF schedules are typically published by ESPN. The preseason schedule will be April 11th. The release date varies based on scheduling, matchups & the start of the NFL free agency period.