When Does NFL Training Camp Start? Dates, News, and Locations for All 32 Teams Entering 2024 Season

With NFL training camp on the horizon, here is everything you need to know about dates, locations, top storylines, and more.

With OTAs and minicamps over, the NFL is counting down the days until training camp gets underway.

While spring workouts are important, training camp is the real grind. It is when players and coaches really get to work, and it serves as the tone-setter for the upcoming season. Here’s everything to know about the 2024 camp season and what each team has planned.

When and Where Are the 2024 NFL Training Camps?

Teams are starting to announce their training camp dates. Historically, every team reports in late July starting with the rookies, then wraps up camp in the middle of August.

We know the annual “Back Together Weekend” will be held on July 27-28. This is a league-wide training-camp kickoff event where fans are encouraged to attend their favorite team’s practice.

While camp dates are still being revealed, all 32 teams have announced their training-camp location and report date. Some franchises are heading to a newer spot this summer — such as the New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders, who are trekking out west to California. Here’s what we know about each team’s training camp:

Arizona Cardinals

Location: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
Report Date: July 23

Atlanta Falcons

Location: Seckinger High School, Buford, Ga.
Report Date: July 24

Baltimore Ravens

Location: Under Armour Performance Center, Owings Mills, Md.
Rookie Report Date: July 13
Veteran Report Date: July 20

Buffalo Bills

Location: St. John Fisher University, Rochester, N.Y.
Rookie Report Date: July 16
Veteran Report Date: July 23
Practice Dates: July 24 to Aug. 8

Carolina Panthers

Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
Rookie Report Date: July 19
Veteran Report Date: July 23

Chicago Bears

Location: Halas Hall, Lake Forest, Ill.
Rookie Report Date: July 16
Veteran Report Date: July 19
Practice Dates: July 27 to Aug. 15

Cincinnati Bengals

Location: Kettering Health Practice Fields, Cincinnati, Ohio
Rookie Report Date: July 20
Veteran Report Date: July 23
Practice Dates: July 24 to Aug. 20
Back Together Weekend: July 28

Cleveland Browns

Location: Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, W.V.
Rookie Report Date: July 22
Veteran Report Date: July 23

Dallas Cowboys

Location: River Ridge Playing Fields, Oxnard, Calif.
Report Date: July 24

Denver Broncos

Location: Centura Health Training Center, Englewood, Colo.
Rookie Report Date: July 17
Veteran Report Date: July 23

Detroit Lions

Location: Lions Headquarters and Training Facility, Allen Park, Mich.
Rookie Report Date: July 20
Veteran Report Date: July 23

Green Bay Packers

Location: Ray Nitschke Field, Green Bay, Wis.
Rookie Report Date: July 17
Veteran Report Date: July 21
Practice Dates: July 22 to Aug. 22

Houston Texans

Location: Houston Methodist Training Center, Houston, Texas
Report Date: July 17
Practice Dates: July 23 to Aug. 22

Indianapolis Colts

Location: Grand Park Sports Complex, Westfield, Ind.
Report Date: July 24

Jacksonville Jaguars

Location: Miller Electric Center, Jacksonville, Fla.
Rookie Report Date: July 19
Veteran Report Date: July 23

Kansas City Chiefs

Location: Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, Mo.
Rookie Report Date: July 16
Veteran Report Date: July 20
Practice Dates: July 21 to Aug. 15

Las Vegas Raiders

Location: Jack Hammett Sports Complex, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Rookie Report Date: July 21
Veteran Report Date: July 23

Los Angeles Chargers

Location: Chargers Training Facility, El Segundo, Calif.
Rookie Report Date: July 16
Veteran Report Date: July 23

Los Angeles Rams

Location: Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Calif.
Report Date: July 23

Miami Dolphins

Location: Baptist Health Training Complex, Miami Gardens, Fla.
Rookie Report Date: July 16
Veteran Report Date: July 23

Minnesota Vikings

Location: Twin Cities Orthopedic Center, Eagan, Minn.
Rookie Report Date: July 21
Veteran Report Date: July 23
Practice Dates: July 27 to Aug. 8

New England Patriots

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Rookie Report Date: July 19
Veteran Report Date: July 23

New Orleans Saints

Location: Crawford Field of UC Irvine, Irvine, Calif.
Rookie Report Date: July 16
Veteran Report Date: July 23
Practice Dates: July 24

New York Giants

Location: Quest Diagnostics Center, East Rutherford, N.J.
Rookie Report Date: July 16
Veteran Report Date: July 23
Practice Dates: July 24

New York Jets

Location: Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, Florham Park, N.J.
Rookie Report Date: July 18
Veteran Report Date: July 23
Practice Dates: July 27 to Aug. 22

Philadelphia Eagles

Location: NovaCare Complex, Philadelphia, Pa.
Report Date: July 23
Practice Dates: July 24

Pittsburgh Steelers

Location: Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa.
Report Date: July 24
Practice Dates: July 25 to Aug. 14

San Francisco 49ers

Location: SAP Performance Facility, Santa Clara, Calif.
Rookie Report Date: July 16
Veteran Report Date: July 23

Seattle Seahawks

Location: Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Wash.
Rookie Report Date: July 17
Veteran Report Date: July 23

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Location: AdventHealth Training Center, Tampa, Fla.
Rookie Report Date: July 22
Veteran Report Date: July 23

Tennessee Titans

Location: Ascension Sports Park, Nashville, Tenn.
Report Date: July 23

Washington Commanders

Location: OrthoVirginia Training Center, Ashburn, Va.
Rookie Report Date: July 18
Veteran Report Date: July 23

Who Will Be Attending NFL Training Camp?

Every member of the team’s roster is expected to attend, including rookies and even players rehabbing from an injury that occurred last season.

Granted, rookies have a different reporting date than veteran players. First-year guys enter camp first to get acclimated to their new surroundings.

As for players who aren’t cleared to practice just yet, they’re still required to report as they can perform team-approved treatment plans that will get them one step closer to returning to action.

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However, there are always a number of players who refuse to show up for camp sessions due to a contract dispute. Those players can accrue fines from their team for being a no-show.

Yet, if a player isn’t technically under contract but was franchised tagged (like Saquon Barkley during the New York Giants’ 2023 camp, for example), he cannot face a fine and isn’t required to attend.

What Should We Expect From NFL Training Camp?

Fans will take in the action and get a chance to watch their favorite team before the upcoming season. This includes the annual “Back Together Weekend” on July 27-28, which gives fans a chance to get a first look at their favorite team.

Camp begins with the five-day acclimatization period. This includes physicals, meetings, and classroom instruction involving the installation of offensive or defensive schemes.

During this time, players only take part in conditioning drills to get their legs warmed up.

Then, once Day 2 and Day 3 arrive, the helmets come on. By the fourth and fifth days, players are seen wearing shells and going full-speed during drills. From there, position battles start to intensify, eventually leading to roster changes.

How Many Players Are Cut From NFL Training Camp?

At the start of camp, each team has 90 players to evaluate. This includes their draft class and any undrafted rookies who were signed following the draft.

But 90-man rosters are eventually trimmed. The cut process usually begins after August preseason action once coaches and personnel have had time to evaluate their roster. Each NFL team must set their active 53-man roster before the season, which annually occurs during the final week of August.

In total, each franchise must release 37 players to clear up roster room. Up to 1,184 different players will get cut before the regular season.

However, released players can still rejoin the team by signing to the 16-man practice squad for the regular season.

NFL Training Camp Storylines To Watch For

Here’s the real reason why training camps come with high intrigue for fans: There will be plenty of interesting stories that will fuel the energy ahead of the 2024 campaign.

Here are some of the more entertaining storylines bound to satisfy the NFL fan’s appetite.

Rookie QB Watch

The 2024 NFL Draft featured one of the more star-studded and scrutinized quarterback classes in recent memory. The first two picks were the last two Heisman Trophy winners of college football — Caleb Williams and Jayden Daniels. All eyes will be on Williams and Daniels as they get their first taste of NFL training camp with the Chicago Bears and Washington Commanders, respectively.

First-round picks Drake Maye (New England Patriots), J.J. McCarthy (Minnesota Vikings), and Bo Nix (Denver Broncos) will also be worth watching as they fight for starting jobs against veteran quarterbacks.

Of course, there is also Michael Penix Jr., who, after being a surprise pick by the Atlanta Falcons at No. 8 overall, will watch and learn behind free-agent addition Kirk Cousins.

Starting QBs Aiming to Return

There’s plenty of intrigue surrounding Cousins too, as he’s coming back from a late-season Achilles tear. The four-time Pro Bowler isn’t alone in using camp to kickoff his comeback attempt.

Aaron Rodgers is aiming to reclaim his status as an elite starter after tearing his Achilles in Week 1 for the New York Jets.

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Joe Burrow will be using July and August to get back onto the field for the Cincinnati Bengals as well.

Even Justin Herbert is coming back from his own ailment — a fractured right index finger that ended his 2023 campaign in Week 14. And Herbert has Jim Harbaugh as his new head coach, so there’s plenty of excitement about this new era of Los Angeles Chargers football.

Potential Holdouts

Which stars will be no-shows when training camp gets underway? The top storylines often involve the players who don’t walk through the designated entrance on the practice field.

This summer could bring forth a high number of star-studded contract holdouts.

One involves wide receiver Tee Higgins of the Bengals. Higgins demanded a trade during the offseason as he awaits a new contract. He’s already watched high-caliber names like Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jaylen Waddle, and, more recently, Justin Jefferson, sign blockbuster contracts ahead of camp.

Higgins isn’t the only one who could hold out.

In the Bay Area, Brandon Aiyuk is currently seeking a new contract from the San Francisco 49ers. Aiyuk has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and has been vocal about wanting a new deal. The franchise has been in this situation before, as the 49ers went through camp without Nick Bosa before he signed his five-year, $170 million extension on the eve of Week 1 last year.

Elsewhere, the Dallas Cowboys are facing not one, not two, but three potential holdouts.

Quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, and EDGE Micah Parsons are all up for new deals. Parsons showed up to minicamp amid his contract chatter, sparking the theory he will report on time in Oxnard.

New Faces In New Places

It’s always fun to get a first look at notable players who changed teams over the offseason.

Cousins, one of the top free agent signings of the offseason, will soon get used to the Falcons crowd and try to develop chemistry with his new weapons (including Drake London, Bijan Robinson, Kyle Pitts, and Darnell Mooney).

But other decorated veterans will also have new camp surroundings.

Russell Wilson will use camp to learn the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense and get on the same page as his new receivers. The nine-time Pro Bowler will be joined by former first-round selection Justin Fields in the Steelers’ QB room. There’s already been a lot of talk about this position battle, and both QBs will be worth watching throughout camp and the preseason.

Of course, there is Barkley, who left the New York Giants after six seasons to join their NFC East rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles. Barkley’s addition comes after the Eagles’ offense greatly underperformed amid a 1-6 collapse to end the 2023 season.

However, Barkley isn’t the only star running back on a new team.

Derrick Henry won’t be in Tennessee for the first time in his NFL career as the illustrious running back and former 2,000-yard rusher is now a member of the Baltimore Ravens. Fellow Pro Bowl RB Tony Pollard is among the backs aiming to take his spot with the Titans.

Other notable running backs who are getting a fresh start with a new team include Josh Jacobs (Green Bay Packers), Aaron Jones (Minnesota Vikings), Joe Mixon (Houston Texans), D’Andre Swift (Chicago Bears), Austin Ekeler (Washington Commanders), and Zack Moss (Cincinnati Bengals).

Then, there are the star wide receivers who changed teams over the offseason.

Four-time Pro Bowl wideout Stefon Diggs will soon catch passes from C.J. Stroud after the Houston Texans acquired him in a trade with the Buffalo Bills in April. Diggs, Nico Collins, and Tank Dell will form arguably the NFL’s best WR trio.

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Six-time Pro Bowl wideout Keenan Allen was traded from the Chargers to the Chicago Bears, where he will team up with No. 1 overall pick Williams. Chicago has a star-studded WR room of their own with Allen, D.J. Moore, and Rome Odunze.

Other notable wide receivers who will be getting acclimated to a new team include Diontae Johnson (Carolina Panthers), Calvin Ridley (Tennessee Titans), Hollywood Brown (Kansas City Chiefs), Gabe Davis (Jacksonville Jaguars), and Mike Williams (New York Jets).

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