Lions president Rod Wood says NFL to release schedule Thursday

DETROIT -- The Lions unveiled the look of their new uniforms Thursday night, but team president Rod Wood revealed something even more important to all NFL fans: The 2017 regular-season schedule will come out in a week.

After showing off the uniforms, Wood was asked what's next on his agenda.

"I don't have anything else other than getting this renovation done," Wood said. "That's the thing I got to focus on getting done before the season starts.

"The schedule coming out next Thursday will be a focus, too."

The league released its preseason schedule Monday afternoon and typically spaces out the preseason and regular-season schedule reveals by about a week. The release would come a week before the league's annual draft, set to start in Philadelphia on April 27.