By: Barry Werner | May 24, 2019 6:08 pm ET 1-2 minutes
The NFL is international. Across the pond, Mexico and now, the league is reportedly returning north of the border.
The Winnipeg Free Press reported Friday the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders will play in Week 3 of the preseason, likely Aug. 23.
The Free Press said the decision to play the game in Winnipeg came about when an attempt to schedule the game in Regina fell through due to timing issues.
Timing doesn’t seem to be an issue for Winnipeg. The Bombers are scheduled to be on the road for a Week 11 match up with the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday, Aug. 23. There is, however, a Valour FC game, the city’s new soccer team in the Canadian Premier League, scheduled for the Thursday that week.
The Buffalo Bills used to play a regular-season game in Toronto. However, that ended in 2013.