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Broncos’ 2017 preseason schedule released

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — You can officially start thinking about football season again after the Broncos’ 2017 preseason schedule was announced Monday afternoon.

The games will be the first four games for new coach Vance Joseph.

Denver will kick off the preseason at Chicago on Aug. 10-13, then then travel to play the San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 17-20.

The Broncos will be at home Aug. 24-27 against the Green Bay Packers and Aug. 31 against the Arizona Cardinals.

The specific dates and times for the preseason games will be released when the NFL announces the Broncos’ regular-season schedule later this month.