The Nfl Preseason schedule 2017 edition brings quite a number of games for the first week of action as teams start to audition their various roster players. Just like the recent NFL Hall of Fame Game, many of the top stars may not be on the field much at all, it could still give fans a glimpse at some of the up-and-coming talent on the way. Some of the rookie prospects and players looking to make it onto the rosters will get an opportunity to shine on the gridiron. Here are the latest details on the upcoming schedule for Week 1 of the NFL preseason 2017.

Schedule starts Wednesday

It all kicks off at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time when the Carolina Panthers host the Houston Texans. The NFL preseason game will be available for fans to watch on national television through the Nfl Network.

The Carolina Panthers failed to get into the postseason just one season after their run to the Super Bowl. Cam Newton and company will be looking to get back on track, as they now have rookie running back Christian McCaffrey as part of the team.

The Houston Texans qualified for the NFL Playoffs last season but ultimately fell to the New England Patriots. Meanwhile, Houston has been working with their quarterbacks in Tom Savage, DeShaun Watson, and Brandon Weeden.

Fans may get to see the trio taking snaps on Wednesday night.

Other NFL Network games

Games will run for five days with the bulk of the matchups arriving on Thursday, August 10th. Among those games will be the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars.

That game begins at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time but won't be covered on national television.

However, the Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears game on Thursday night will be on NFL Network starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

On Friday, August 11th, the NFL Network presents two games. One of those will be the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Giants at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. The other is the San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs at 9 p.m.

Eastern Time.

The action continues this weekend. On Saturday, the NFL Network will feature the Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Sunday brings two games to the network as Detroit visits Indianapolis (1:30 p.m. ET) and Seattle takes on Los Angeles (8 p.m. ET).

The NFL Network is available as part of many cable and satellite television provider packages around the United States. Those who have the channel as part of their lineup may also be able to see the games live online. In addition, SlingTV offers a free one-week trial offer for new customers and features NFL Network as part of their channel lineup. More details are available through the website.