NFL TRAINING CAMPS OPEN THIS WEEK
NFL clubs this week begin on-field preparations for the 2019 season. The Denver Broncos, whose rookies and veterans report Wednesday, will become the first team to hold a full-squad practice (Thursday morning). Denver meets the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game (August 1; NBC, 8:00 PM ET) in Canton, OH.
Also on Wednesday, rookies will report for the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks. By the end of the week, the Falcons (Thursday), Detroit Lions (Thursday), New Orleans Saints (Thursday) and New York Jets (Friday) will welcome first-year players. All 32 NFL teams will be in camp by July 26.
In a growing trend, 20 clubs have scheduled joint practices with other teams. The Chargers and Rams (August 1 at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa, CA, and August 3 at the University of California-Irvine) are the first teams scheduled to see another color during camp. The two Los Angeles clubs are among six teams that will practice against multiple opponents. Baltimore, Detroit, Houston and New England also will see two foes in camp.
This year, 22 of 32 teams (69 percent) will be “staying home” for training camp. Teams considered to be “staying home” hold camp at their respective practice facility, home stadium or at a site within 10 miles of their team headquarters. In 2000, only 10 of 31 (32 percent) teams stayed close to home.
While several teams are staying close to home for camp, 10 teams still employ the philosophy of holding camp away from their facilities.
Green Bay and Pittsburgh hold the longest active relationships with their respective camp locations. While the Packers hold practice at their primary facilities near Lambeau Field, they’re housing their players at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI, for a 62nd consecutive summer. The Steelers will train at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, for the 54th straight season.
|Arizona||State Farm Stadium||Glendale, AZ||7/17||7/24|
|Atlanta||Atlanta Falcons Training Facility||Flowery Branch, GA||7/18||7/21|
|Baltimore||Under Armour Performance Center||Owings Mills, MD||7/17||7/24|
|Buffalo||St. John Fisher College||Rochester, NY||7/22||7/24|
|Carolina||Wofford College||Spartanburg, SC||7/24||7/24|
|Chicago||Olivet Nazarene University||Bourbonnais, IL||7/22||7/25|
|Cincinnati||Paul Brown Stadium||Cincinnati, OH||7/24||7/26|
|Cleveland||Cleveland Browns Training Complex||Berea, OH||7/24||7/24|
|Dallas||Marriott Residence Inn||Oxnard, CA||7/26||7/26|
|Denver||UCHealth Training Center||Englewood, CO||7/17||7/17|
|Detroit||Detroit Lions Training Facility||Allen Park, MI||7/18||7/24|
|Green Bay||St. Norbert College||De Pere, WI||7/22||7/24|
|Houston||Houston Methodist Training Center||Houston, TX||7/21||7/24|
|Indianapolis||Grand Park||Westfield, IN||7/21||7/24|
|Jacksonville||TIAA Bank Field||Jacksonville, FL||7/22||7/24|
|Kansas City||Missouri Western State University||St. Joseph, MO||7/23||7/26|
|L.A. Chargers||Jack Hammett Sports Complex||Costa Mesa, CA||7/24||7/24|
|L.A. Rams||University of California, Irvine||Irvine, CA||7/24||7/26|
|Miami||Baptist Health Training Facility||Davie, FL||7/21||7/24|
|Minnesota||TCO Performance Center||Eagan, MN||7/22||7/25|
|New England||Gillette Stadium||Foxborough, MA||7/21||7/24|
|New Orleans||Ochsner Sports Performance Center||Metairie, LA||7/18||7/25|
|N.Y. Giants||Quest Diagnostics Training Center||East Rutherford, NJ||7/22||7/24|
|N.Y. Jets||Atlantic Health Jets Training Center||Florham Park, NJ||7/19||7/24|
|Oakland||Napa Valley Marriott||Napa, CA||7/23||7/26|
|Philadelphia||NovaCare Complex||Philadelphia, PA||7/24||7/24|
|Pittsburgh||Saint Vincent College||Latrobe, PA||7/24||7/25|
|San Francisco||SAP Performance Facility||Santa Clara, CA||7/26||7/26|
|Seattle||Virginia Mason Athletic Center||Renton, WA||7/17||7/24|
|Tampa Bay||AdventHealth Training Center||Tampa, FL||7/21||7/25|
|Tennessee||Saint Thomas Sports Park||Nashville, TN||7/22|