NFL training camp 2020 dates, schedules, locations for all 32 teams

first_imgMORE: Why NFL preseason games are being canceledThe NFL remains hopeful it can at least start the 2020 NFL season on time due in part to the modified training camp schedule the league and the NFL Players Association agreed upon. While reporting dates did not change, the training camp schedule all 32 teams will follow now features periods of COVID-19 testing and acclimation so players can begin full-contact practice safely in mid-August.Of course, “safely” is a relative term during a global pandemic. Longer-than-usual acclimation and ramp-up periods in theory should help players avoid injuries when padded practices begin, but there’s no telling how the virus will impact the training camp schedule and how players can prepare for the season.We also know there will be no NFL preseason games in 2020, so teams will move straight from practices to Week 1 of the regular season barring any setbacks. The league agreed to wipe exhibition games off the schedule to make room for the extended training camp the players requested.Below is all you need to know about NFL training camp schedules for 2020, including reporting dates, the details of each period of training camp and the locations for all 32 teams.NFL training camp dates 2020Rookies report: July 21Quarterbacks and injured players report: July 23Veteran players report: July 28Full-contact practices start: Aug. 17The NFL in mid-July sent a memo to all 32 teams confirming the above reporting dates for 2020 NFL training camps, and commissioner Roger Goodell’s July 24 announcement ensured that July 28 would remain the final reporting date in that list.However, because the NFL agreed to pack such a lengthy acclimation period of strength and conditioning into the 2020 training camp schedule, padded practices — or what most consider to be actual “training camp” — won’t begin until Aug. 17.The exceptions to the NFL’s standard training camp schedule are the Chiefs and Texans, whose players were allowed to report early and will start practicing three days early because they will play in the 2020 regular-season opener Thursday, Sept. 10, three days before the Sunday slate of Week 1 games.”​The NFL clubs and the NFL Players Association approved an agreement that broadly resolves all outstanding issues relating to the opening of training camps and start of the 2020 season. Training camps will begin as scheduled,” Goodell said in a statement. “We have worked collaboratively to develop a comprehensive set of protocols designed to minimize risk for fans, players, and club and league personnel. These plans have been guided by the medical directors of the NFL and the NFLPA and have been reviewed and endorsed by independent medical and public health experts, including the CDC, and many state and local public health officials.”The season will undoubtedly present new and additional challenges, but we are committed to playing a safe and complete 2020 season, culminating with the Super Bowl.”It’s worth noting that the CBA does give teams the right to set their own reporting dates if they prefer to report later, but a team doing so would risk putting itself at a competitive disadvantage.NFL training camp schedules 2020With the exception of the Chiefs and Texans, all NFL teams will conduct 2020 training camps on the same schedule. While specifics like workout/practice times and other logistics will vary from team to team, the NFL and the NFLPA agreed to a specific timeline that includes acclimation and ramp-up periods before teams can begin practicing with pads.Below is the training camp schedule all NFL teams will follow. (The Chiefs and Texans’ training camp schedules play out days earlier than the dates below.)DatesPeriodJuly 28-31COVID-19 testing and virtual meetingsAug. 1-2Physicals and equipment distributionAug. 3-11Acclimation periodAug. 12-16Gradual ramp-up periodAug. 17-Sept. 6Contact integration period (practice)The NFLPA pushed for so much time between training camp reporting dates and padded practices because the entire offseason program played out virtually in 2020. The players wanted to give themselves the best chance to get into football shape and avoid injuries.Below is a more detailed breakdown of the five periods in the 2020 training camp schedule.COVID-19 testing and virtual meetings (July 28-31)July 28: COVID-19 testing and virtual meetingsJuly 29: COVID-19 testing and virtual meetingsJuly 30: Virtual meetingsJuly 31: COVID-19 testing and virtual meetingsPhysicals and equipment (Aug. 1-2)After everybody has gone through a round of initial COVID-19 testing and subsequent isolation, those who tested negative will proceed with the basics of training camp prep.This is also the period where daily COVID-19 testing begins. The NFL will have players tested once a day for the first two weeks of camp, and after two weeks, if the rate of positive tests is below five percent, testing will move to every other day.As veterans across the league report to training camp, here’s a look at the first six days.— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) July 28, 2020Acclimation period (Aug. 3-11)One hour of weight room and one hour of on-field conditioningTotal strength and conditioning (small groups under 15) duration capped at two hoursNo conditioning testsOnly strength and conditioning coaches for strength and conditioning drillsOn-field strength and conditioning subject to Phase 1 rules (QBs, receivers, kickers, punters and long snappers permitted to use footballs)In addition to strength and conditioning, walkthroughs permitted up to one hour on each of the first four days and up to 75 minutes on each of the final four daysAug. 8 is an off dayGradual ramp-up period (Aug 12-16)Maximum of 3 1/2 hours of on-field time per dayFirst practice starts at 90 minutes with a max increase of 15 minutes per day up to a daily maximum of 120 minutesRemainder of daily 3 1/2 hour on-field time limit applied to walkthroughAug. 12-13: Phase 2 activities; helmets and approved protective shirts permittedAug. 14-16: Non-padded practice days (no live contact, all customary practice activities); helmets, spiders, shells permittedAug. 15 is an off dayContact integration period (Aug. 17 – Sept. 6)Duration starts at 90 minutes with 15-minute daily increasesNo increase or decrease in duration following an off dayDaily time limits dictated by CBAMaximum of 14 padded practicesThe first regular-season game of the season, Chiefs vs. Texans, is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10, with the rest of the Week 1 slate scheduled to play out the following Sunday and Monday.NFL training camp locationsWhile the schedule for 2020 NFL training camp was agreed upon at the last minute, the NFL knew long ago it would need to ban training camp travel this season. So on June 2, the league told all teams that training camps would be held only at team facilities this year. Well, this should be interesting. The NFL is proceeding with 2020 training camp as scheduled without changing the reporting dates for all 32 teams.Many COVID-19 protocols, including daily testing for the first two weeks of training camp, are in place as the league attempts to start its season amid the coronavirus pandemic. But as the NFL is now seeing from MLB, a COVID-19 outbreak within at least one of its 32 team bubbles feels all but inevitable. That announcement also meant there would be no joint practices during training camps in 2020.So teams like the Steelers and Cowboys who traditionally take their training camps to St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., and to Oxnard, Calif., respectively, will have to stay in town for the entirety of their 2020 training camps. Last year, 10 teams went on the road for at least part of their training camps.Below is the list of all 32 NFL team facilities.TeamSiteLocationArizona CardinalsState Farm StadiumGlendale, Ariz.Atlanta FalconsAtlanta Falcons Training FacilityFlowery Branch, Ga.Baltimore RavensUnder Armour Performance CenterOwings Mills, Md.Buffalo BillsADPRO Training Center/New Era FieldOrchard Park, N.Y.Carolina PanthersBank of America StadiumCharlotte, N.C.Chicago BearsHalas HallLake Forest, Ill.Cincinnati BengalsPaul Brown StadiumCincinnati, OhioCleveland BrownsCleveland Browns Training ComplexBerea, OhioDallas CowboysThe Star in FriscoFrisco, TexasDenver BroncosUCHealth Training CenterEnglewood, Colo.Detroit LionsDetroit Lions Training FacilityAllen Park, Mich.Green Bay PackersLambeau FieldGreen Bay, Wisc.Houston TexansHouston Methodist Training CenterHouston, TexasIndianapolis ColtsIndiana Farm Bureau Football CenterIndianapolis, Ind.Jacksonville JaguarsTIAA Bank FieldJacksonville, Fla.Kansas City ChiefsArrowhead StadiumKansas City, Mo.Los Angeles ChargersJack Hammett Sports ComplexCosta Mesa, Calif.Los Angeles RamsCal Lutheran FacilityThousand Oaks, Calif.Miami DolphinsBaptist Health Training FacilityDavie, Fla.Minnesota VikingsTCO Performance CenterEagan, Minn.New York GiantsQuest Diagnostics Training FacilityEast Rutherford, N.J.New York JetsAtlantic Health Jets Training CenterFlorham Park, N.J.New England PatriotsGillette StadiumFoxborough, Mass.New Orleans SaintsNew Orleans Saints Training FacilityMetairie, La.Oakland RaidersRaiders headquartersHenderson, Nev.Philadelphia EaglesNovaCare ComplexPhiladelphia, Pa.Pittsburgh SteelersHeinz FieldPittsburgh, Pa.San Francisco 49ersSAP Performance FacilitySanta Clara, Calif.Seattle SeahawksVirginia Mason Athletic CenterRenton, Wash.Tampa Bay BuccaneersAdventHealth Training CenterTampa, Fla.Tennessee TitansSaint Thomas Sports ParkNashville, Tenn.Washington Football TeamWashington Football Team Training FacilityAshburn, Va.last_img

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