Quick Bit: NFL training camps are starting to open, and that means the NFL season is right around the corner.

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NFL fans can celebrate once again. We have made it through the quietest part of the league’s calendar.

June and the early weeks of July are often the least eventful parts of the NFL season, as most players and staff are taking time off before the season starts. That doesn’t mean that nothing happens. There are some minor signings; and this year, we saw a major trade when Baker Mayfield was sent to the Panthers for a draft pick.

Still, it’s nowhere near as busy as NFL free agency or the lead-up to the draft, and NFL fans often get antsy waiting for the 2022 season to start.

Now, they won’t have to wait very long to see that happen.

NFL training camps are now beginning to open and it won’t be long before all of the NFL’s 32 teams are back in action. Rookies will report first for most teams, but some teams prefer to have all players arrive at once.

Either way, the first of the NFL camps will open on July 18 and within a few weeks, we will be deep into NFL preseason action.

Here is everything to know about NFL training camp, including when each team reports and what they will be allowed to do during the seven-day event.

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NFL training camp dates 2022

Rookies report: July 18-26
Veteran players report: July 23-26
Full-contact practices start: July 30-August 2

Almost every year, the start of training camp varies by team. The only time it didn’t was during the 2020 NFL season, when every team kept the same schedule and the preseason was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, the earliest that rookies will report to training camp will be on July 18. Both the Bills and Raiders will begin their activities that day. The latest will be the 26th, which is when about a dozen NFL teams will begin their ramp-up period with both rookies and veterans.

Below is a rundown of when training camp begins for each team. The report dates for the rookies and the veterans are listed; training camp doesn’t start in full until veteran players are asked to report.

Team
Rookies report
Veterans report
Arizona Cardinals
July 21
July 26
Atlanta Falcons
July 19
July 26
Baltimore Ravens
July 19
July 26
Buffalo Bills
July 18
July 23
Carolina Panthers
July 26
July 26
Chicago Bears
July 23
July 26
Cincinnati Bengals
July 23
July 26
Cleveland Browns
July 22
July 26
Dallas Cowboys
July 26
July 26
Denver Broncos
July 26
July 26
Detroit Lions
July 23
July 26
Green Bay Packers
July 22
July 26
Houston Texans
July 24
July 26
Indianapolis Colts
July 23
July 26
Jacksonville Jaguars
July 24
July 24
Kansas City Chiefs
July 22
July 26
Las Vegas Raiders
July 18
July 20
Los Angeles Chargers
July 19
July 26
Los Angeles Rams
July 23
July 23
Miami Dolphins
July 19
July 26
Minnesota Vikings
July 24
July 26
New England Patriots
July 19
July 26
New Orleans Saints
July 19
July 26
New York Giants
July 19
July 26
New York Jets
July 19
July 26
Philadelphia Eagles
July 26
July 26
Pittsburgh Steelers
July 26
July 26
San Francisco 49ers
July 26
July 26
Seattle Seahawks
July 26
July 26
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
July 23
July 26
Tennessee Titans
July 23
July 26
Washington Commanders
July 26
July 26

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NFL training camp schedules 2022

While NFL training camps don’t all start at the same time, they do follow the same formula. There is no contact permitted at the first three days of training camp for any team. Gradually, they ramp up over the next four days — with Day 6 being a mandatory day off — before full-contact practices begin on Day 7 of camp.

Below is a breakdown of each of the training camp mini phases:

Training camp days
Schedule
1-3
No contact
4-5
Helmets and light practice gear
6
Mandatory day off
7
Fully padded practices can begin

Once the ramp-up period is over, NFL teams will be able to treat each week as a game week during the preseason. Additionally, teams will be able to host joint practices with other NFL teams. Those help simulate game action and create better live practice reps.

Below is a list of the known joint practices planned between teams in 2022, courtesy of NFL.com:

Buccaneers to host Dolphins (Aug. 10-11)
Broncos to host Cowboys (Aug. 11)
Patriots to host Panthers (Aug. 16-17)
Chargers to host Cowboys (Aug. 17-18)
Vikings to host 49ers (Aug. 17-18)
Falcons to host Jaguars (Aug. 24-25)
Dolphins to host Eagles (Aug. 24-25)
Raiders to host Patriots (Dates TBD)
Giants to host Jets (Dates TBD)
Bengals to host Rams (Dates TBD)
Browns to host Eagles (Dates TBD)
Titans to host Buccaneers (Dates TBD)
Titans to host Cardinals (Dates TBD)
Colts to host Lions (Dates TBD)
Packers to host Saints (Dates TBD)

NFL training camp locations 2022

Almost all NFL teams host their training camp in the state where they are primarily located. However, not all of these teams work out at the team facility.

Some teams have their own training facilities. Others don’t and use their stadiums as their main headquarters. Others pick up and move entirely — be it to available college fields or other venues both public and private — to get ready for the season.

Some teams do a little of everything, as numerous squads will hold joint practices with one another. Usually, they end up being preseason opponents and the road team travels a week before the game to practice against the team they are playing. That gives talent evaluators more situations — and reps — in which to assess their players.

Below is a full list of the NFL training camp locations by team for 2022:

Team
Site
Location
Arizona Cardinals
State Farm Stadium
Glendale, Ariz.
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons Training Facility
Flowery Branch, Ga.
Baltimore Ravens
Under Armour Performance Center
Owings Mills, Md.
Buffalo Bills
St. John Fischer College
Rochester, N.Y.
Carolina Panthers
Wofford College
Spartanburg, S.C.
Chicago Bears
PNC Center at Halas Hall
Lake Forest, Ill.
Cincinnati Bengals
Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland Browns
CrossCountry Mortgage Campus
Berea, Ohio
Dallas Cowboys
Marriott Residence Inn
Oxnard, Calif.
Denver Broncos
UCHealth Training Facility
Englewood, Colo.
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions Training Facility
Allen Park, Mich.
Green Bay Packers
Nitschke Field
Green Bay, Wis.
Houston Texans
Houston Methodist Training Center
Houston, Texas
Indianapolis Colts
Grand Park
Westfield, Ind.
Jacksonville Jaguars
Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Fla.
Kansas City Chiefs
Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, Mo.
Las Vegas Raiders
Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center
Henderson, Nev.
Los Angeles Chargers
Jack Hammett Sports Complex
Costa Mesa, Calif.
Los Angeles Rams
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, Calif.
Miami Dolphins
Baptist Health Training Complex
Miami Gardens, Fla.
Minnesota Vikings
TCO Performance Center
Eagan, Minn.
New England Patriots
Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, Mass.
New Orleans Saints
Oschner Sports Performance Center
Metairie, La.
New York Giants
Quest Diagnostics Training Facility
East Rutherford, N.J.
New York Jets
Atlantic Health Jets Training Center
Florham Park, N.J.
Philadelphia Eagles
NovaCare Complex
Philadelphia, Pa.
Pittsburgh Steelers
Saint Vincent College
Latrobe, Pa.
San Francisco 49ers
SAP Performance Facility
Santa Clara, Calif.
Seattle Seahawks
Virginia Mason Athletic Center
Renton, Wash.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
AdventHealth Training Center
Tampa, Fla.
Tennessee Titans
Saint Thomas Sports Park
Nashville, Tenn.
Washington Commanders
The Park
Ashburn, Va.

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