As the summer wears on, the 2022 NFL offseason continues, with training camps now getting underway. The start of training camp means we are creeping ever closer to the start of the NFL preseason and the season itself. Let’s take a look at when each of the 32 NFL teams is reporting for their 2022 training camps, and where the franchises are basing themselves for this period.
When and where are the 2022 NFL training camps?
All of the NFL teams have an element of choice when it comes to starting training camp. However, they have that choice within the framework of the NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Within the rules laid out in the CBA, there is clear guidance for when teams can have players report to training camp, both for veterans and rookies.
The rules laid out in the CBA allow teams starting their season on a Thursday or Sunday to have their veterans report no earlier than 47 days before that game. Teams starting their season the Monday of Week 1, have a slight variation, with their veterans able to report 48 days before the game. The only two teams to who this does not apply are those playing in the Hall of Fame Game. Both of those teams can have their veterans report 15 days prior to their appearance in that game.
That all means that the earliest any NFL team could report to training camp in 2022 was Wednesday, July 20, when the Jacksonville Jaguars and Las Vegas Raiders can both begin their programs. The next landmark is Saturday, July 23, which is the date the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills can report to camp. The remaining 28 teams can have their veterans report no earlier than Tuesday, July 26.
Each team has the option under the CBA to have their rookies report before the veterans. The timeframe allowed for the rookies is a maximum of seven days before the veterans. Different teams will take different approaches, with some having veterans and rookies reporting simultaneously, while others will stagger it.
The Cardinals will remain at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ, for their training camp. Their rookies will report on July 21, and veterans will report on July 26.
Cardinals’ open practices will commence on Saturday, July 30. There will then be practices on Aug. 1-6 and 8-10. The practices on July 30, Aug. 1, 6, and 8 will be in the afternoon at either 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m local time. The remaining practices will be in the morning, with start times at either 8:30 a.m. or 8:45 a.m local time.
Flowery Branch in GA will host the Falcons training camp with veterans set to report on July 26. Their rookies report on July 19, with a 13-date training camp schedule beginning on July 29. The Falcons will also host a joint practice with the Jaguars on Aug. 24-25.
The full slate for the Falcons: July 29-30 and Aug. 1-3, 5-6, 8-10, 15, and 24-25. The start time will be 9:30 a.m. for all practices except Aug. 1 (10 a.m.), Aug. 8 (10 a.m.), Aug. 15 (6:30 p.m., at Mercedes-Benz Stadium), and Aug. 24-25 (1 p.m.).
The Ravens will hold their training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, MD. Rookies will report on July 19, and veterans will report on July 26. We will update with more specific details as they become available.
The much-anticipated 2022 season for the Buffalo Bills got underway when the rookies reported on July 18, with the veterans following on July 23. There are 12 training camp practices free and open to the public — with all but one (Aug. 5, 5:30 p.m. at Highmark Stadium) to be held at St. John Fisher College.
The Bills’ other practice dates: July 24-25, 27, 29-30, Aug. 1-2, 4, 7, 10-11. The Aug. 7 practice will begin at 11:45 a.m. All others (other than the stadium session) will start at 9:45 a.m.
The Panthers will hold their training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. Rookies and veterans will both report on July 26. Practices will start on July 27 and run through July 30. There are then further sessions between Aug. 1-3, 5-6, and 8-10. The Panthers close out training camp with a fan fest on Aug. 11.
Chicago will have their veterans report on July 26, with the veterans on July 23. Halas Hall will host 11 public training camp practices in 2022. The dates are as follows: July 28-30 and Aug. 2-3, 5, 7, 10-11, 15, and 20. Admission is free, but a ticket is necessary for entry.
There are also four private practices on the team’s calendar: July 27 and Aug. 1, 6, and 16. All practices are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. local time.
The Bengals will hold their training camp at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Rookies will report on July 23, and veterans will report on July 26. Practices begin on Wednesday, July 27 with further dates between July 28 and 30. The Bengals will then host practices on the following dates in August: 1-2, 4-5, 7, 10, 14, and 18.
Cleveland will have their rookies report on July 22, with the veterans following on July 26. All 11 free Browns training camp practices will begin at 2 p.m., with gates opening one hour prior. While season ticket holders got first crack at passes, any remaining inventory is available to the general public.
The first open practice is July 30. The other 10 are all in August: 1-3, 5-7, 9, and 14-16. Returning fans may notice a new layout in 2022 that the team says “enhances the team’s long-standing commitment to offering Browns season ticket members and fans an immersive, engaging experience at all open practices.” The Browns will also host the Eagles in a joint practice on Aug. 18.
The Cowboys will hold their training camp at Marriott Residence Inn in Oxnard, CA. Their veterans will both report on July 26, with the rookies coming in two days earlier on July 24. Practices begin on July 27 and run through until Aug. 10. The dates for the practices are July 27-30 and Aug. 1-6 and 8-10. There are varying start times for the practices, which can be found on the Cowboys’ official site.
Dallas will have joint practices with both the Denver Broncos (Aug. 11) and Los Angeles Chargers (Aug. 17). However, both will see the Cowboys as the traveling team.
After the Broncos’ full roster reports on July 26, Denver fans will get their first in-person chance to see Russell Wilson in a Broncos uniform on the morning of July 27. That’s when the first of 14 open training camp practices will be held.
The other 13 dates? July 28-30, Aug. 1-6, and 8-11. The start time will be 10 a.m. local for all but Aug. 11 (11 a.m.). The Aug. 11 practice will be a joint session with the Cowboys.
The Lions will hold their training camp at the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI. Rookies will report on July 23, and veterans will report on July 26. The full schedule for practices is as follows: July 30, Aug. 1-5, and 8-10.
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay will have their veterans report on July 26, with rookies reporting on July 23. The 77th Packers training camp begins on July 27, with the first of 11 open practices. The other dates: July 28 and 30 and Aug. 1-2, 4, 5 (Family Night at Lambeau Field), 7-8, and 16-17.
Those final two dates will be joint practices with the New Orleans Saints.
The Texans will hold their training camp at the Houston Methodist Training Center in Houston, TX. Rookies will report on July 24, and veterans will report on July 26. The first practice is on July 29 with further dates of July 30, Aug. 2-3, 5-6, and 9-10.
The Colts will hold their training camp at Grand Park in Westfield, IN. Rookies will report on July 23, and veterans will report on July 26. The full schedule sees the Colts host practices on July 27-28, 30, Aug. 2-4, 7-8, 10-11, 17-18, and 23-25. The practices on Aug. 17 and 18 will be joint practices with the Lions.
The Jaguars will hold their training camp at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL. Rookies and veterans will report on July 24. Their full schedule is yet to be announced.
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City will have its rookies report on July 22, with the veterans coming in on July 26. Fifteen of the Chiefs’ 17 training camp practices will be completely open to the public. The other two (July 27 and Aug. 9) are for season ticket holders only.
Here is the complete list of Chiefs’ practice dates: July 27-30, Aug. 1-5, 7-9, 11, 15-18. Each practice will begin at 9:15 a.m. local time, except for one on the 18th (8:15 a.m.).
Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders will hold their training camp at Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center in Henderson, NV. Rookies reported on July 18, and veterans arrived on July 20. We will update with more specific details as they become available.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers will hold their training camp at Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa, CA. Rookies will report on July 19, and veterans will report on July 26. We will update with more specific details as they become available.
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams will hold their training camp at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, CA. Rookies and veterans will report on July 23. We will update with more specific details as they become available.
The Dolphins will hold their training camp at Baptist Health Training Complex in Miami Gardens, FL. Rookies will report on July 19, and veterans will report on July 26. Training camp practices for the Dolphins begin on July 30 and continue on Aug. 2-3, 5-7, and 24-25.
The Vikings will hold their training camp at TCO Performance Center in Eagan, MN. Rookies will report on July 24, and veterans will report on July 26. The Vikings’ schedule will see them open practice on July 30, with further dates on Aug. 1-3, 5-8, 10-11, and 17-18. Those final practices will be joint practices with the San Francisco 49ers.
New England Patriots
On Tuesday, July 26, the Patriots will report to training camp, and on Wednesday, July 27, they will conduct their first training session. Practices will be open to the public from July 28-30. Additionally, the Patriots announced that open practices to the public will conclude when they host two days of joint practices with the Panthers on Aug. 16 and 17.
Following their preseason game on Aug. 19, the Patriots will fly west for joint practices with the Raiders prior to their final preseason game on Aug. 26.
New Orleans Saints
The Saints will hold their training camp at Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, LA. Rookies will report on July 19, and veterans will report on July 26. The Saints’ first practice is July 27, continuing through to July 30. They then head back onto the field from Aug. 1-6, 8-11, 16-17, 21-24, and 28. The practices on Aug. 16-17 are joint with the Packers.
New York Giants
The Giants will hold their training camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Facility in East Rutherford, NJ. Rookies will report on July 19, with veterans reporting on July 26. Practices open on July 27 and run to July 30. They then practice again Aug. 1-3, 7-9, and 14. Additionally, there is a fan fest on Aug. 5.
New York Jets
The Jets will hold their training camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, NJ. Rookies will report on July 19 and veterans on July 26. The Jets open their practice on July 30. They then have further practices on Aug. 2, 6, 8, 14, and 19-20. The final two practices are jointed with the Falcons.
The Eagles will hold their training camp at NovaCare Complex in Latrobe, PA. Rookies and veterans will report on July 26. We’ll update with more specific details as they become available.
Breaking out the Rolling Rock! The Steelers are headed back to Latrobe, Pa., for yet another training camp. Credit the Steelers for continuing to take care of their fans. Both the rookies and veterans will report on July 26. There will be 18 practices open to the public, with all but one (Aug. 5, 7 p.m.) beginning at 1:55 p.m. The full slate: July 27-30, Aug. 1-6, Aug. 8-11, and Aug. 15-18.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers will hold their training camp at SAP Performance Facility in Santa Clara, CA. Rookies and veterans will report on July 26. San Francisco will have 11 practices, running from July 27-30, Aug. 1-3, 5-7, and 9-10.
The Seahawks will hold their training camp at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, WA. Rookies and veterans will report on July 26. The Seahawks will open with a double practice on July 27-28 and another on July 30. They’ll then continue with practices on Aug. 1-3, 5-7, 9-10, 16, and 21.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers are limiting access to their 12 open training camp practices to season pass members, premium seat holders, Stadium Club members, luxury suite owners, and corporate partners. Veterans will report on July 26, with rookies coming in on July 23.
Bucs practice will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the following days: July 27-30, Aug. 1-3, Aug. 6-7, and Aug. 9. During the team’s two joint practices with the Dolphins (scheduled for Aug. 10 and 11), the action gets started at 10 a.m.
The Titans will hold their training camp at Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville, TN. Rookies will report on July 23, and veterans will report on July 26. The Titans will have just two open practices. They’ll be on Saturday, July 30, and Friday, Aug. 5.
The Commanders will also keep a tight guest list for the bulk of their training camp sessions. While their Aug. 6 practice at FedEx Field is open to the public, tickets to all of their other training camp dates (which run from July 27-Aug. 18) will be distributed to lottery winners.
Both rookies and veterans will report on July 26, with the full schedule of practices will be announced closer to the time.
Who will be attending NFL training camps?
The date for reporting to training camp is mandatory. Therefore, all players on the team’s current roster are expected to attend, regardless of injury or tenure status. The NFL returned to 90-man roster sizes for the 2021 season and is expected to remain there for the 2022 season.
Last season, we also saw the NFL adjust the structure regarding how they cut down the roster. There were three cut-down dates for teams to reduce their roster from 90 to the 53-man requirement to open the season. The three stages saw teams reduce their roster to 85, 80, and 53.
What should we expect from training camps?
Much like the way the start dates for training camp are closely controlled by the CBA, so is the process for the beginning of training camp. There is a five-day acclimatization period followed by an off day. Only then will players wield pads for the first time as they head into two-a-day practices.
During the five-day acclimatization period, the following ramp-up process takes place. The first day is dedicated to physicals, meetings, and classroom instruction. Players can take to the field only for running and conditioning.
On Days 2 and 3, players can wear helmets, and special protective shirts are allowed for full-speed practice. Days 4 and 5 see players wearing “shells and spiders” for full-speed practice. At no point during those first five days is live contact permitted.