NFL Training Camps & NFL Dates

The time for “tagged” players to sign a long-term deal has passed. They will play this deal under their 1 year tagged contracts.

Training Camp Dates

Middle to the end of July will see all teams start. Each team is unique. Dual camp sessions (2 teams/1 camp) are being done for several teams. (Cowboys/Chargers Oxnard)

CBA Stuff

  • 1st 7 days are scripted (insofar as type of practice)
  • Day 1-3 = Zero contact
  • Days 4-5 = full speed in helmets and “light” gear
  • Day 6 = mandatory rest day
  • Day 7 = Full pads
  • Day 8 and beyond the team sets the rhythm but there are limits on full speed and full pad days.


  • Players/Staff are no longer required to be under mandatory surveillance, testing with no regard to their vaccination status.
  • Electronic tracking is no longer required for players/staff
  • Local municipalities dictate masks. The team “can” require masking if they choose.
  • Players/staff must test negative if showing any symptoms.
  • A 5-day quarantine for a positive test
  • This could all change

NFL Dates

  • Aug 16 – Reduce roster to 85 players (from 90)
  • Aug 23 – Reduce roster to 80 players
  • Aug 30 – Reduce roster to 53 players

Preseason Dates

  • Each team plays 3 games. Jags and Raiders play 4 including the HOF game.
  • Aug 4th HOF game
  • Aug 11th first week

NFL Regular Season

Sep 8th, Thursday – Rams vs Bills

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