Bengals release preseason schedule

04/07/2016 04:49 PM

The Bengals released the preseason schedule on Thursday afternoon and it begins with a reunion with Cincinnati’s former defensive coordinator.

Mike Zimmer’s Vikings will come to town for the first of the Bengals’ four preseason games. Minnesota will play Cincinnati during the weekend of August 11-15.

Cincinnati will follow Minnesota with another reunion — this time with former players. The Bengals will make a trip to Detroit to play the Lions, the new team of wide receiver Marvin Jones and defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry.

The preseason schedule also includes games with Jacksonville and Indianapolis. The match-up with the Jaguars will be nationally televised on Sunday Night Football.

The regular season schedule is expected to be released in two weeks.

The full preseason schedule is below:

  • Week 1: Minnesota at Paul Brown Stadium – weekend of August 11-15

  • Week 2: Bengals at Detroit – weekend of August 18-22

  • Week 3: Bengals at Jacksonville – Sunday, August 28, 8 p.m.

  • Week 4: Indianapolis at Paul Brown Stadium – September 1 or 2

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