One Step Closer To The NFL Season Starts


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

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