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CBS releases NFL preseason football schedule despite lockout

April 12, 2011 |  3:52 pm

Aaron The NFL is in the midst of a bitter labor dispute between owners and players that threatens the upcoming football season. But CBS nevertheless is proclaiming "Game On."

The network has released its schedule for the 2011 preseason. The announcement makes no mention of alternate plans if games are canceled.

Maybe there's a secret Department of Hopeful Optimism within CBS.

The preseason schedule of "The NFL On CBS" kicks off with a Aug. 26 match featuring the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers against the Indianapolis Colts.

A game pitting the New England Patriots against the Detroit Lions is scheduled for the following night.

-- Greg Braxton

Photo: Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers. Credit: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images