Seahawks release 2017 preseason schedule

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Head coach Pete Carroll celebrates with Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks after the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

SEATTLE – You can officially start thinking about the Seattle Seahawks’ next season.

The Seahawks released their preseason schedule on Monday, which is highlighted by a possible matchup against Marshawn Lynch.

Seattle opens against the Chargers in the first week of the preseason, then plays host to the Minnesota Vikings and the Kansas City Chiefs before travelling to Oakland to play the Raiders.

Lynch is reportedly in talks with the Raiders to come out of retirement and play for his hometown team.

Three of the four games will be broadcast on the home of the Seahawks, Q13 FOX: The Chargers, Vikings and Raiders. The game against the Chargers will be the team’s first in the Los Angeles area.

The only game on the preseason schedule with a set date and time is the matchup against the Chiefs. That game will be played at 5 p.m. on Aug. 25.

The remaining dates will be announced in the coming weeks, when Seattle releases its regular-season schedule.