AFC East teams will be forced to change their schedules on the road to make up for the loss of the Dolphins.
The New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles will have to play four home games in the first week of September to make it through a stretch of five weeks, while the Pittsburgh Steelers will have four road games and the Miami Dolphins will have three home games.
The NFL is expected to announce Thursday the results of its “Week 1 Week 2” schedule on Thursday, but it is unclear how many teams will remain intact for the rest of the season.
The Jets, Ravens and Eagles will play three home contests in the week before Thanksgiving.
The Dolphins will play one home game in the third week.
The league announced Thursday it will host five preseason games in four weeks, including two home games, the first two on Thursday and the final two on Saturday.
The Jaguars, Bengals and Steelers will be without their starting running backs.
The Dolphins are scheduled to host the Eagles on Sunday, the Steelers on Tuesday, the Browns on Thursday.
The Ravens will host the Bengals on Sunday and the Steelers will host on Wednesday.
The Steelers will play four road contests and the Dolphins will be out of the AFC South for the first time since 2002.
The Bengals will play two home contests and both will be on the same day.
The Browns and Browns are scheduled for two road games.
The Browns have two road contests, and the Browns will play on the final day of the regular season.