Should the NFL find labor peace by then, the Saints will open up the 2011 preseason at home against the San Francisco 49ers on the weekend of August 11-15.
The Saints will travel to Houston in week two, August 18-22. This will be the fourth consecutive week two preaseason matchup against the Texans. The Saints won the last two exhibition games.
The Saints will travel to play a nationally-televised NBC game in Oakland on Sunday, August 28 at 7pm.
The preseason finale will be at home against the Titans on September 1 or 2. It is the second consecutive year that the Saints will play the Titans in their preseason finale.
The Bears and Rams are scheduled to play in the Hall of Fame game on August 7 to open the preseason.