NFL confirms training camp schedule, with all camps open July 28

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Despite concerns about whether the NFL is truly ready to go forward with training camps amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the league says camps will open as scheduled.

NFL Executive V.P. of Football Operations Troy Vincent sent a memo to all 32 GMs and head coaches today, telling them that the schedule remains in place: Rookies are to report on July 21, quarterbacks and injured players are to report on July 23 and all other players are to report on July 28.

The Chiefs and Texans will start earlier because they’re kicking off the regular season with the traditional Thursday night opener on September 10. Rookies for both the Chiefs and Texans will get to work on Monday.

The NFL Players Association still has questions about protocols for testing players for COVID-19 and quarantining those who had contact with players who test positive, and several players have expressed doubts about whether there is an effective plan in place to open training camps safely. The NFL’s memo today is not necessarily the last word in an offseason unlike any other.

27 responses to “NFL confirms training camp schedule, with all camps open July 28

  1. Looking more and more like I was right once again.

    Camp will start on time as I have been saying for several months.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  2. Good. If NASCAR can have 20k people in stands with no issues then so can the NFL. Also the logistics, number of crew members and engineers, parts, safety protocols beyond just the covid in NASCAR is much much MUCH more complicated. The NFL season is happening, whether some of you can accept this or not.

  3. Athletes aren’t special, if we all have to work then so do they PERIOD! Their rich pampered arses are better taken care of then ours. More testing more precautions better equipment etc. We can’t even get a test or a decent mask while being forced to work and being exposed to a lot more people then them. If sports is shut down then shut down all America! Stop protecting Just The RICH!

  4. I think the NFL is fooling themselves if they think they can complete even a shortened season. COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire and will soon cause the season to close down.

  5. The first wave of the circus starts and then we move on the next wave. Still to many unanswered questions going in for this to work. Roger needs to get on the stick and give all these teams answers to their questions.

  6. As far this upcoming NFL season goes, the only thing more deadly than the coronavirus Is Chase Young. Outside of Washington, NFC East quarterbacks are praying for the season to be cancelled. You almost can’t blame ‘em. But for the rest of us, grab your popcorn: Chase will put on a show the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Deacon Jones was in his prime.

  7. Haters get your hate on! Will you protest with no masks outside stadiums???
    Game on, I will be there with a mask on if NFL city allows!

  8. I like all these comments about “there’s just too many unanswered questions for this to work” as if Roger Goodell and Co. owes any fan an explanation. We have no idea what kind of plans (and backup plans) they have in place, stop acting like we do and let’s hope they can get this right.

  9. As cases of COVID-19 hit record highs and deaths are climbing, the NFL is deaf dumb and blind to reality.

  10. there are 2 choices-give in right away not knowing or give it a try. Who knows for sure.

    There will be no fans in the stands-that’s for sure. It might change at mid season-if there is a season.

  11. Good luck to the NFL on this. They will need it, as players start to come down with the virus inevitably. If the virus was a person, he would say “oh goody, lots of men congested in tight places. So many to infect!”

  12. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 18, 2020 at 10:49 am
    Looking more and more like I was right once again.

    Camp will start on time as I have been saying for several months.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

    And by August 1, there will be about ten players on each team with a positive test.

  13. athletes are no better than all other people who have to go to work during this
    pandemic. except of course, they make 15 times more money. go to work or go home
    and stay there. there are hundreds of undrafted players clamoring for your spots.

  14. For those saying “all teams will have 10 positive tests by August 1st”:

    I hope there are more than 10 per team early in camp. All those players that test positive early in camp will be back to camp in a couple weeks and good to go for the rest of the season. Positive tests are expected and planned for.

  15. It would be a disaster if the season was cancelled as Washington wants to launch its new name! Let’s do this!

  16. Washington may be relieved if the season is cancelled – no distractions can be claimed for a team that is currently overwhelmed with distractions off the field.

  17. I will believe it when I see it an I haven’t seen it yet! >>>>>> GO DALLAS COWBOYS

  18. geobh says:
    July 18, 2020 at 12:48 pm
    athletes are no better than all other people who have to go to work during this
    pandemic. except of course, they make 15 times more money. go to work or go home
    and stay there. there are hundreds of undrafted players clamoring for your spots.

    15 times? if a guy makes 8 million a year vs a guy making 50k, thats 150 times. that puts perspective on it.

  19. Here’s one issue none of us have any experience with. Interesting times. Hope for the best.

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