Jamaal Charles

You might have the opportunity to see Jamaal Charles for four plays or so.

Well, we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

We’re assuming there will be a preseason, which is no certainty considering the current lack of a labor deal. If there are four meaningless games in 2011, here’s what you get to look forward to as a Green Bay Packers fan.

Some of the exact dates are TBD.

@ Cleveland Browns (Aug. 11-15)
Arizona Cardinals (Aug. 18-22)
@ Indianapolis Colts (Aug. 26, 7 p.m.)
Kansas City Chiefs (Sept. 1-2)

What’s perhaps more interesting is the league releasing a four-game preseason schedule. Obviously, the NFL has conceded to the players on one point — there will be no two-game preseason followed by an 18-game regular season, a plan the owners were pushing, at least for the time being.

Who’s ready for some football?