New Orleans' preseason schedule

Coach Sean Payton’s return to the sidelines will come in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. After sitting out last season because of a suspension, Payton and the Saints will open their preseason schedule at home against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The exact time and date of the game have yet to be finalized, but it will be sometime between Aug. 8 and 11. The Saints also will be at home with Oakland in Week 2 (Aug. 15 to 19).

On Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. ET, the Saints will play a nationally televised game (on FOX) at Houston. The Saints will close their preseason at Miami on either Aug. 29 or 30. That will be the first time the Saints have been to Sun Life Stadium since winning Super Bowl XLIV.