NFL Training Camp 2021 primer: Key info, dates, locations

What is training camp?

Training Camp is an extensive ramp-up period that will include two practices a day, also known as "two-a-days," scrimmages, drills, team meetings with coaches and weight training. Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the first three days must contain zero contact. Days 4 and 5 allow players to practice full speed in "spiders and shells" (helmets and light practice gear); Day 6 is a mandatory day off, and Day 7 permits players to begin conducting fully-padded practices.

When is training camp this year?

For the first time in NFL history, there will be a unified start date for training camp, with 29 clubs reporting on July 27. The Cowboys and Steelers, who will square off in this year's Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 5, are eligible to report as early as July 21. The reigning Super Bowl champion Buccaneers can report as early as July 24; Tampa Bay faces Dallas in the regular-season opener on Sept. 9.

Also, for the first time ever, all 32 teams will hold practices with club-led fan events on July 31, billed as Training Camp: Back Together Saturday Fueled By Gatorade, with NFL Network providing 13 hours of live on-site coverage (9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET).

How big are rosters during training camp?

Clubs are allowed to carry a 90-man roster to begin camp. Rosters must be cut down to 85 players by Aug. 17, 80 players by Aug. 24 and 53 players by Aug. 31.

Can fans attend?

Yes, the NFL plans to allow fans to attend. League-wide practices and fan events are expected to begin July 31.

Where are training camps being held?

  • Arizona Cardinals: State Farm Stadium (Glendale, AZ)
  • Atlanta Falcons: IBM Performance Field (Flowery Branch, GA)
  • Baltimore Ravens: Under Armour Performance Center (Owings Mills, MD)
  • Buffalo Bills: ADPRO Training Center (Orchard Park, NY)
  • Carolina Panthers: Gibbs Stadium (Spartanburg, SC)
  • Chicago Bears: Halas Hall (Lake Forest, IL)
  • Cincinnati Bengals: Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Cleveland Browns: Cleveland Browns Training Facility (Berea, OH)
  • Dallas Cowboys: River Ridge Playing Fields (Oxnard, CA)
  • Denver Broncos: UCHealth Training Center (Englewood, CO)
  • Detroit Lions: Detroit Lions Training Facility (Allen Park, MI)
  • Green Bay Packers: Schneider Stadium (De Pere, WI)
  • Houston Texans: Houston Methodist Training Center (Houston, TX)
  • Indianapolis Colts: Grand Park (Westfield, IN)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars: Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Kansas City Chiefs: Spratt Stadium Complex (St. Joseph, MO)
  • Las Vegas Raiders: Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center (Henderson, NV)
  • Los Angeles Chargers: Jack Hammett Sports Complex (Costa Mesa, CA)
  • Los Angeles Rams: Microsemi Field (Irvine, CA)
  • Miami Dolphins: Baptist Health Training Facility (Miami Gardens, FL)
  • Minnesota Vikings: Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center (Eagan, MN)
  • New England Patriots: Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, MA)
  • New Orleans Saints: Ochsner Sports Performance Center (Metairie, LA)
  • New York Giants: Quest Diagnostics Training Center (East Rutherford, NJ)
  • New York Jets: Atlantic Health Training Center (Florham Park, NJ)
  • Philadelphia Eagles: NovaCare Training Complex (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: Heinz Field/UPMC Rooney Sports Complex (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • San Francisco 49ers: San Francisco 49ers Training Facility (Santa Clara, CA)
  • Seattle Seahawks: Virginia Mason Athletic Center (Renton, WA)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: AdventHealth Training Center (Tampa, FL)
  • Tennessee Titans: Saint Thomas Sports Park (Nashville, TN)
  • Washington Football Team: Bon Secours WFT Training Center (Richmond, VA) and INOVA Sports Performance Performance Center (Ashburn, VA)

When do players report for training camp?

  • Arizona Cardinals: Rookies (7/22), veterans (7/27)
  • Atlanta Falcons: Rookies (7/27), veterans (7/27)
  • Baltimore Ravens: Rookies (7/20), veterans (7/27)
  • Buffalo Bills: Rookies (7/20), veterans (7/27)
  • Carolina Panthers: Rookies (7/27), veterans (7/27)
  • Chicago Bears: Rookies (7/24), veterans (7/27)
  • Cincinnati Bengals: Rookies (7/24), veterans (7/27)
  • Cleveland Browns: Rookies (7/24), veterans (7/27)
  • Dallas Cowboys: Rookies (7/21), veterans (7/21)
  • Denver Broncos: Rookies (7/24), veterans (7/27)
  • Detroit Lions: Rookies (7/24), veterans (7/27)
  • Green Bay Packers: Rookies (7/23), veterans (7/27)
  • Houston Texans: Rookies (7/25), veterans (7/27)
  • Indianapolis Colts: Rookies (7/24), veterans (7/27)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars: Rookies (7/20), veterans (7/27)
  • Kansas City Chiefs: Rookies (7/23), veterans (7/27)
  • Las Vegas Raiders: Rookies (7/24), veterans (7/27)
  • Los Angeles Chargers: Rookies (7/27), veterans (7/27)
  • Los Angeles Rams: Rookies (7/25), veterans (7/27)
  • Miami Dolphins: Rookies (7/27), veterans (7/27)
  • Minnesota Vikings: Rookies (7/25), veterans (7/27)
  • New England Patriots: Rookies (7/20), veterans (7/27)
  • New Orleans Saints: Rookies (7/25), veterans (7/27)
  • New York Giants: Rookies (7/21), veterans (7/27)
  • New York Jets: Rookies (7/20), veterans (7/27)
  • Philadelphia Eagles: Rookies (7/27), veterans (7/27)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: Rookies (7/21), veterans (7/27)
  • San Francisco 49ers: Rookies (7/27), veterans (7/27)
  • Seattle Seahawks: Rookies (7/27), veterans (7/27)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Rookies (7/20), veterans (7/24)
  • Tennessee Titans: Rookies (7/24), veterans (7/27)
  • Washington Football Team: Rookies (7/27), veterans (7/27)

List of joint-practice sessions during 2021 NFL training camps

Table inside Article
First session Traveling team Host team Location
8/7 Rams Cowboys Oxnard, CA
8/11 Broncos Vikings Eagan, MN
8/11 Dolphins Bears Lake Forest, IL
8/12 Panthers Colts Westfield, IN
8/16 Patriots Eagles Philadelphia, PA
8/18 Falcons Dolphins Miami Gardens, FL
8/18 Ravens Panthers Spartanburg, SC
8/18 Raiders Rams Irvine, CA
8/18 Jets Packers Green Bay, WI
8/18 Titans Buccaneers Tampa, FL
8/19 Giants Browns Berea, OH
8/19 49ers Chargers Costa Mesa, CA
8/24 Eagles Jets Florham Park, NJ
8/25 Giants Patriots Foxborough, MA

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