It’s almost time for teams to gear up for another NFL season. More than five months have passed since the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. But now the return of the NFL is drawing to a close. Long summer days with hardly any football news will be replaced by training camps for all 32 NFL teams. We’ve got you covered with essential information and what’s changed with the COVID-19 regulations since last season.
How do NFL training camps work?
The ramp-up for NFL teams’ seasons includes everything you’d think: scrimmages, drills, team meetings, weight training. Some teams have also adopted “” where teams will practice against each other – and sometimes get into one or two skirmishes.
The first seven days of each camp are spelled out by restrictions in the league’s collective bargaining agreement. Days 1 to 3 include “zero contact”, while Days 4 and 5 can take place at full speed in helmets and light exercise gear. Day 6 is a mandatory rest day and on the seventh day players can practice fully padded. After that, teams can implement their own schedules.
Some teams have drills that are open to the public, where fans can participate, watch and get a glimpse of the players in action. Then there are some sessions that are closed to members-only media, and some are entirely private sessions for members-only teams to keep plans, lineups and tactics from being leaked to the public.
During the first year of the pandemic, most, if not all, fans of any of these practices were present. Like the rest of the country, the NFL for the past two years worked out a way to do things during the pandemic, but in March the NFL took a step back to normalcy,
As of now, these are some of the changes:
Players or staff members will no longer be subjected to mandatory surveillance testing, regardless of vaccination status.
It is no longer mandatory for players and staff to wear electronic tracking devices.
Players and staff are not required to wear masks or face coverings, but are subject to state and local requirements. Teams also have the right to enforce the mask requirement “if they choose to do so”.
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to test negative before entering any team facility. If the test is positive, they will have to isolate for a period of at least five days.
The NFL did not modify any of these changes prior to the start of training camp in the United States, but in the same memo, the NFL stated that it would “work closely with the clubs, the NFLPA, and our relevant experts, and local , to state and federal public health officials to continue to protect the health of the NFL community.”
When Are the NFL’s 2022 Roster Cutdown Dates?
Teams in the NFL have different dates for training camp. Some teams request the cheaters to come before the giants, . Some fraudsters will start reporting from July 19.
The NFL currently allows teams to have 90 players on their active rosters for the start of training camp, but they must eventually work their way up to the 53 players who will be on the team throughout the season.
Roster cutdown dates follow each week of Precision and are listed below:
August 16: As of 4:00 p.m. ET, teams must reduce their active rosters to 85 players.
August 23: As of 4:00 p.m. ET, teams will have to reduce their active rosters to 80 players.
August 30: As of 4:00 p.m. ET teams will have to reduce their active rosters to 53 players.
Speaking of preseason, each team plays 3 preseason games, except for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders, who will have 4 in a Hall of Fame game when the preseason starts. Below are the schedules for each team.
All times are eastern.
August 12, 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals
August 21, 8:00 PM vs. Baltimore Ravens
August 27, 7:00 pm at Tennessee Titans
August 12, 6:00 p.m. at the Detroit Lions
Aug. 22, 8:00 PM New York Jets. In
August 27, 3:00 pm vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
August 11, 7:30 PM vs. Tennessee Titans
Aug. 21, 8:00 PM Arizona Cardinals. In
August 27, 7:00 p.m. vs. Washington Commanders
August 13, 4:00 p.m. vs. Indianapolis Colts
August 20, 1:00 p.m. vs. Denver Broncos
August 26, 7:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers. In
August 13, at 1:00 p.m. in Washington Commanders
August 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the New England Patriots
August 26, 7:00 pm Vs Buffalo Bills
August 13, 1:00 p.m. vs. Kansas City Chiefs
August 18, 8:00 p.m. at the Seattle Seahawks
August 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Browns
August 12, 7:30 p.m. vs. Arizona Cardinals
August 21, 7:00 pm at the New York Giants
August 27, 6:00 pm vs. Los Angeles Ramso
August 12, 7:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Jaguars
August 21, 1:00 p.m. vs. Philadelphia Eagles
August 27, 7:00 pm vs. Chicago Bears
Aug 13, 9:00 p.m. Denver Broncos. In
August 20 at 10:00 p.m. at the Los Angeles Chargers
August 26, 8:00 PM vs. Seattle Seahawks
August 13, 9:00 PM vs. Dallas Cowboys
August 20, 1:00 pm Buffalo Bills
August 27, 9:00 PM vs. Minnesota Vikings
August 12, 6:00 pm vs. Atlanta Falcons
August 20, 1:00 p.m. Indianapolis Colts. In
August 28, 4:30 PM at the Pittsburgh Steelers
green Bay Packers
August 12, 8:30 p.m. San Francisco 49ers. In
August 19, 8:00 PM vs. New Orleans Saints
August 25, 8:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs
August 13, 8:00 PM vs. New Orleans Saints
August 19 at 10:00 pm in Los Angeles Ramso
August 25, 8:15 PM vs. San Francisco 49ers
August 13, 4:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills
August 20, 1:00 p.m. vs. Detroit Lions
August 27, 7:30 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
August 4th, at 8:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Raiders (Hall of Fame Game)
August 12, 7:00 p.m. vs. Cleveland Browns
August 20, 7:00 pm vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
August 27, 3:00 PM Atlanta Falcons. In
Kansas City Chiefs
August 13, 1:00 p.m. Chicago Bears. In
August 20, 4:00 p.m. vs. Washington Commanders
August 25, 8:00 pm vs. Green Bay Packers
Las Vegas Raiders
August 4, 8:00 PM vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (Hall of Fame Game)
August 14, 4:25 PM vs. Minnesota Vikings
August 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Miami Dolphins
August 26, 8:15 PM vs. New England Patriots
Los Angeles Chargers
August 13, 10:00 PM vs. Los Angeles Ramso
August 20, 10:00 p.m. vs. Dallas Cowboys
August 26, 8:00 PM New Orleans Sts. In
Los Angeles Ramso
Los Angeles Chargers August 13th at 10:00 pm In
August 19, 10:00 p.m. vs. Houston Texans
August 27, 6:00 pm in Cincinnati Bangalore
August 13, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In
August 20, 7:00 p.m. vs. Las Vegas Raiders
August 27, 7:00 pm vs. Philadelphia Eagles
August 14, 4:25 PM at the Las Vegas Raiders
August 20, 7:00 pm vs. San Francisco 49ers
Aug 27, 9:00 p.m. Denver Broncos. In
new England Patriots
August 11, 7:00 pm vs. New York Giants
August 19, 7:00 pm vs. Carolina Panthers
August 26 at 8:15 p.m. at the Las Vegas Raiders
New Orleans Saints
August 13 at 8:00 pm in Houston Texans
August 19, 8:00 PM Green Bay Packers
August 26, 8:00 PM vs. Los Angeles Chargers
New York Giants
August 11, 7:00 p.m. at the New England Patriots
August 21, 7:00 pm vs. Cincinnati Bengals
August 28, 1:00 p.m. at the New York Jets
New York Jets
August 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Eagles
August 22, 8:00 p.m. vs. Atlanta Falcons
August 28, 1:00 pm vs. New York Giants
August 12, 7:30 p.m. vs. New York Jets
August 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Browns
August 27, 7:00 pm at the Miami Dolphins
August 13, 7:00 p.m. vs. Seattle Seahawks
August 20, 7:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Jaguars
August 28, 4:30 p.m. vs. Detroit Lions
San Francisco 49ers
August 12, 8:30 PM vs. Green Bay Packers
August 20 at 7:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings
August 25 at 8:15 pm Houston Vikings
August 13, 7:00 PM at Pittsburgh Steelers
August 18, 8:00 p.m. vs. Chicago Bears
August 26 at 8:00 p.m. at the Dallas Cowboys
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
August 13, 7:30 p.m. vs. Miami Dolphins
August 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans
August 27, 7:30 pm Indianapolis Colts. In
August 11, 7:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Ravens
August 20, 7:00 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
August 27, 7:00 p.m. vs. Arizona Cardinals
August 13, 1:00 p.m. vs. Carolina Panthers
August 20, 4:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs
August 27, 7:00 p.m. Baltimore Ravens. In