Piecing together camp, preseason slates

The NFL announced the preseason opponents last week, but the Kansas City Chiefs haven't said anything yet about specific dates and times for all of their games or a schedule for training camp. But we are able to patch a few things together with the help of announcements from the NFL and some of their opponents.

The Chiefs' first preseason opponent is the Cincinnati Bengals with the game scheduled for Arrowhead Stadium. The Bengals also haven't announced a date for the game but they have said their first training camp practice will be on July 23. Teams aren't allowed to begin camp more than 15 days before the first preseason game, so unless the Bengals are starting with a rookie camp (and they didn't label it as such) their game against the Chiefs could be no later than Aug. 7, a Thursday night. That date also makes sense because the Royals are on the road that night but are occupying adjacent Kauffman Stadium on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9.

If the game is indeed on Aug. 7, the Chiefs would also have their first training camp practice on July 23, assuming coach Andy Reid intends to take advantage of the full 15 days.

The date for Kansas City's next preseason game is set for Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Carolina Panthers. The game will be nationally televised by Fox.

The following week's game is against the Minnesota Vikings at Arrowhead. The Vikings have announced the game will be on a Saturday, Aug. 23, and begin at 7 p.m. CT.

The Chiefs conclude their exhibition schedule at the Green Bay Packers. The league announced that game will be played on Aug. 28, a Thursday.