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2015 NFL Schedule released, Buffalo alumni to face off at least seven times

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL released the 2015 schedule today and while it's not that big of a deal, it is neat to flip through and make a tally of games involving UB Alumni. Since Khalil Mack and Branden Oliver are both on the West Coast, UB fans in Buffalo will once again get many chances to see them in the 4:30 time slots.

In addition to Mack (Oakland Raiders) and BO (San Diego Chargers), there's also of course James Starks (Green Bay Packers), Steven Means (Baltimore Ravens), and Jake Schum (New York Jets), who is right now on a futures contract.

As best I can tell, Josh Thomas and Trevor Scott are free agents.

Should things stay the same roster-wise, here are the games featuring multiple UB alums, or UB alums in prime time, and each player's closest trip to Buffalo for any diehards looking to see them in the NFL:

Oakland Raiders

Baltimore, September 20th
@ San Diego, October 25th
New York Jets, November 1st 
Green Bay, December 20th
San Diego, December 24th (Thursday Night Football)

Closest trip to Buffalo: Cleveland, September 27th, but also Detroit, November 22nd

New York Jets

@ Indianapolis, September 21st (Monday Night Football)
vs Miami, October 4th (London)
@ Oakland, November 1st
vs Buffalo, November 12th (Thursday Night Football)
@ Dallas, December 19th (Saturday Night Football)

Closest trip to Buffalo: Buffalo, January 3rd

San Diego Chargers

Pittsburgh, October 12th (Monday Night Football)
@ Green Bay, October 18th
Oakland, October 25th
@ Baltimore, November 1st
Chicago, November 9th (Monday Night Football)
Kansas City, November 22nd (Sunday Night Football)
@ Oakland, December 24th (Thursday Night Football)

Closest trip to Buffalo: Baltimore, November 1st

Baltimore Ravens

@ Oakland, September 20th
Pittsburgh, October 1st (Thursday Night Football)
@ Arizona, October 26th (Monday Night Football)
San Diego, November 1st
@ Cleveland, November 30th (Monday Night Football)
Seattle, December 13th (Sunday Night Football)

Closest trip to Buffalo: Cleveland, November 30th

Green Bay Packers

Seattle, September 20th (Sunday Night Football)
Kansas City, September 28th (Monday Night Football)
San Diego, October 18th
@ Denver, November 1st (Sunday Night Football)
Chicago, November 26th (Thanksgiving)
@ Oakland, December 20th

Closest trip to Buffalo: Detroit, December 3rd


When Kristjan Sokoli makes a team, we'll certainly update you. If Trevor and Josh are picked up, that would add a lot more to the list, as well.

Go Bulls