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    August 22, 2019 11:08 AM EEST

     this year Dexter Williams Jersey , but they face a tough stretch of travel to close out the year." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareShareGreen Bay Packers’ 2019 schedule released, features five prime time gamesPhoto by Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesIt’s finally here. Start making your travel arrangements, because the Green Bay Packers’ schedule for the 2019 season is finally official. The NFL announced all 32 teams’ schedules in a press release Wednesday evening. For the upcoming season, the Packers draw the NFC East and AFC West divisions in addition to typical home-and-home games against their NFC North foes.A few notable items stand out about this schedule at first glance. First of all, the Packers as usual get the maximum number of prime time games: five. However, only one game is on Sunday night — a week eight date against the Chiefs. They will have two Thursday games (both in the first month of the season) and two Monday night games as well.In addition, the home/road splits are interesting. The Packers will be at home for five of their first seven games, then close the season after a late bye week with four out of six on the road. That leaves Green Bay with just two home games in December and just three after October 20th.Here’s the full official schedule:2019 Packers ScheduleWeekOpponentVenueDateTime (Central)WeekOpponentVenueDateTime (Central)* Game time subject to change due to NFL’s flexible scheduling policyIn addition, we also have the Packers’ preseason schedule Vince Biegel Color Rush Jersey , aside from the exact details on one game, which is still being determined:Preseason Week 1: Packers vs. Houston Texans @ Lambeau Field — Thursday, August 8, 7:00 PMPreseason Week 2: Packers at Baltimore Ravens @ M&T Bank Stadium— Thursday, August 15, 6:30 PMPreseason Week 3: Packers vs. Oakland Raiders (location TBA) — Date TBAPreseason Week 4: Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs @ Lambeau Field — Thursday, August 29, 7:00 PM Receiver Jordy Nelson started the day as a free agent. He continues to be a free agent.His ceremonial retirement with the Packers did not include signing a meaningless one-day contract because, frankly , signing a one-day contract does have some meaning — more meaning actually than one share of Packers stock. (Cue the Packers shareholders who resent having the meaninglessness of their framed piece of memorabilia pointed out.)By signing an actual one-day contract and retiring, a player lands on the reserve/retired list. The team holds his rights, and can control his rights. So if a team — like, say, the Bears, Lions, or Vikings — would need his services at some point this year, the Packers would have to release Nelson’s rights in order to allow the move to happen.Even if Nelson currently has no interest in playing, there’s no reason to tie himself to the Packers because circumstances could change at some point between now and January. A truly retired player (like Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski) has a Week 13 deadline for emerging from the reserve/retired list. Nelson Quinten Rollins Jersey , like any free agent, can sign with any team at any time, up to and including the week of the Super Bowl.And even if the Packers would gladly release Nelson’s rights if/when he wants to play, he’d be required to pass through waivers if he’s released after the trade deadline. In 2002, the Chargers prevented Deion Sanders from climbing aboard the Raiders’ Super Bowl bandwagon by making a waivers claim when Washington released Deion from the reserve/retired list after the trade deadline.So Nelson can ceremonially retire with the Packers and easily unretire whenever he wants, if ever he wants. For anyone who has yet to completely and totally slam the door on playing, that’s the way to do it.