2014 NFL schedule may (or may not) come out April 22


 (Gene J. Puskar / AP)

It may be the most overhyped day on the sports calendar (which is saying something), but that doesn’t means it’s not a biggie.

We’re talking, of course, about The Day on Which the NFL Schedule Is Released, also known as a few moments on which autumn plans suddenly spring into focus. Although teams have known the identity of their opponents since the regular season ended, the release date of the schedule varies as parties wrangle over dates.

Now, April 22 reportedly is the day on which the schedule is likely to drop, according to Pro Football Talk. That could change to Wednesday or Thursday, which gives you some idea of the fluidity of what seems like such a simple process.

In other words, it’ll arrive when it arrives, as NFL PR man Brian McCarthy noted earlier this week.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Cindy Boren · April 16, 2014