Saints pre-season opponents announced

Saints pre-season opponents announced

The NFL has announced the 2017 preseason schedule with the Saints, again, facing familiar opponents in exhibition play.

The Black and Gold close out the preseason with a pair of home games.

They'll visit the Buccaneers sometime between August 24-27 and the Bears sometime between August 31-Sept. 1.

The preseason is a great time to work on certain aspects of one's game, and can help give fans an idea of how well the young players are improving. Following joint practices in Houston before the second preseason tilt for both clubs in 2016, New Orleans dropped a 16-9 exhibition to the Texans at NRG Stadium on August 20. In week three, Cleveland travels down to Raymond James Stadium to face Tampa Bay for the third consecutive season.

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The exact day and kickoff times for the games against the Saints, Buccaneers and Bears will be announced at a later date.

As seen in the tweet above, the Browns will be playing on a Monday night in August, allowing the team to showcase the brand new talent brought in through the draft. The teams have split the past two matchups, and the Buccaneers lead the all-time preseason series, 9-7. The two teams also met in last year's preseason finale.

The Browns will travel to Soldier Field to end the preseason against the Chicago Bears.

Cleveland Browns 2017 season ticket deposits are now available.

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