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NFL training camp is set for September of 2022 with rosters changing in these dates

For the NFL training camp 2022, know when camp starts and ends, see who is on the roster then, and find out about any changes COVID-19 makes.



Teams are about to start preparing for yet another NFL season. The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI more than five months ago. But the NFL’s return is finally drawing near. The 32 NFL teams’ training camps will take the place of the long summer days with little in the way of football news. We’ve got you covered with the essential details and modifications to the COVID-19 rules since the previous season.

What happens at NFL training camps?

The preseason preparations for NFL teams include everything you might anticipate: Drills, team meetings, weight training, and scrimmages. In “joint practices,” some teams practice against one another while occasionally engaging in a skirmish or two.

The league’s collective bargaining agreement places restrictions on the first seven days of each camp. Days 1 through 3 are “zero contact” days, whereas Days 4 and 5 allow for full speed running while wearing helmets and minimal practice gear. Day 6 is a required day of relaxation, and Day 7 is a day for athletes to participate in fully protected practices. The teams can then put their own schedules into action.


Some teams allow fans to go, watch, and get a look of the players in action during open practices. Then, in order to prevent particular plans, lineups, and tactics from being revealed to the public, there are some sessions that are only open to media representatives and others that are entirely secret and just for team members.

A COVID-19 update

The majority, if not all, of these practices were place without any spectators in attendance during the first year of the pandemic. For the past two years, the NFL, like the rest of the nation, has managed to function in the midst of a pandemic. However, in March, the NFL made a step toward normalcy when it decided, in collaboration with the players union, to cease several COVID-19 measures.

The following are a some of the adjustments, according to


Regardless of vaccination status, players or staff will no longer be required to submit to surveillance tests.

Electronic tracking devices are no longer required to be worn by employees or players.

Masks or other face coverings are not required for players or employees, although state and municipal laws may have different regulations. Teams may impose a mask requirement “if they elect to do so,” as well.

Even if someone exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, they must pass a negative test in order to enter any team facilities. They must isolate for a minimum of five days if the test is positive.


With the rise of the BA.5 subvariant of Omicron, which is now responsible for 65 percent of COVID cases in the United States, the NFL has not yet revised any of these changes prior to the start of training camp. However, the NFL stated in the same memo that it “will work closely with clubs, the NFLPA and our respective experts, as well as local, state, and federal public health officials to continue to safeguard the health of the NFL community.”

When will the NFL reduce its roster for 2022?

The start of training camp varies among teams in the NFL. All players should report between mid- and late-July, though some teams require that rookies come earlier than veterans. On July 19, some rookies will begin reporting.

The NFL now permits teams to begin training camp with 90 players on their active rosters, but they must eventually trim that number down to the 53 players who will remain with the team throughout the season.


Every week of the preseason is followed by roster cutdown dates, which are mentioned below:

August 16: Teams must limit their active rosters to 85 players by 4:00 p.m. ET.

August 23: Teams must limit their active rosters to 80 players by 4:00 p.m. ET.

August 30: Teams must limit their active rosters to 53 players by 4:00 p.m. ET.


the preseason schedule

Every team participates in three preseason games, with the exception of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Oakland Raiders, who will play four as they open the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game. The schedules for each team are listed below.

Times are all Eastern.

Cardinals of Arizona


7:30 p.m. on August 12 at Cincinnati Bengals

Baltimore Ravens on August 21 at 8:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. on August 27 at Tennessee Titans

Falcons of Atlanta


6:00 p.m. on August 12 at the Detroit Lions

8:00 p.m. on August 22 at New York Jets

27th of August, 3:00 PM, Jacksonville Jaguars

Maryland Ravens


11, at 7:30 p.m., against the Tennessee Titans

8:00 p.m. on August 21 at Arizona Cardinals

Washington Commanders on August 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Bills of Buffalo


Indianapolis Colts on August 13 at 4:00 p.m.

20th of August, Denver Broncos, 1:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. on August 26 at Carolina Panthers

Panthers of Carolina


13th of August @ 1pm at Washington Commanders

On August 19, at 7:00 p.m. in New England, and on August 26, at Buffalo Bills,

Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Aug. 13, 1:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. on August 18 at Seattle Seahawks


7:00 p.m. on August 27 at Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns

Arizona Cardinals on August 12 at 7:30 p.m.

August 21 at New York Giants at 7:00 p.m.; August 27 at Los Angeles Rams at 6:00 p.m.


Canton Browns

7:00 p.m. on August 12 at Jacksonville Jaguars

21st of August, 1:00 PM, Philadelphia Eagles

27th of August, 7:00 PM, Chicago Bears


Denver Broncos

9 p.m. on August 13 at Denver Broncos

10 p.m. on August 20 at Los Angeles Chargers

26th of August, 8:00 p.m., Seattle Seahawks


Colorado Broncos

Dallas Cowboys on August 13 at 9:00 p.m.; Buffalo Bills on August 20 at 1:00 p.m.; and Minnesota Vikings on August 27 at 9:00 p.m.

Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons, August 12, 6:00 p.m.; Indianapolis Colts vs. Atlanta Colts, August 20, 1:00 p.m.

28th of August, 4:30 PM, Pittsburgh Steelers


New England Patriots

August 12 at San Francisco 49ers at 8:30 p.m. August 19 at New Orleans Saints at 8:00 p.m. August 25 at Kansas City Chiefs at 8:00 p.m.

Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints, August 13, 8:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m. on August 19 at Los Angeles Rams


25th of August, 8:15 vs. San Francisco 49ers

Colts of Indianapolis

13th of August, 4:00 PM, Buffalo Bills

20th of August, 1pm vs. Detroit Lions


Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Jaguars of Jacksonville

Hall of Fame Game, Aug. 4, 8:00 p.m. at Las Vegas Raiders; Cleveland Browns, Aug. 12, 7:00 p.m.

20th of August, 7:00 PM, Pittsburgh Steelers


3:00 p.m. on August 27 at Atlanta Falcons

Missouri Chiefs

13th of August, at 1pm, Chicago Bears

Washington Commanders on August 20 at 4:00 p.m.


25th of August, 8:00 p.m., Green Bay Packers

Nevada Raiders

vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 4 at 8:00 p.m. (Hall of Fame Game)

4:25 p.m. on August 14 vs. Minnesota Vikings


7:00 p.m. on August 20 at Miami Dolphins

Versus. New England Patriots on August 26 at 8:15 p.m.

Chargers of Los Angeles

10 p.m. on August 13 against the Los Angeles Rams


10 p.m. on August 20 against the Dallas Cowboys

26th of August, 8:00 PM, New Orleans Saints

Los Angeles Chargers against. Los Angeles Rams, August 13, ten o’clock

vs. the Houston Texans on August 19 at 10:00 p.m.; Cincinnati Bengals on August 27 at 6:00 p.m.


Florida Dolphins

7:30 p.m. on August 13 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

20th August, 7:00 PM, Las Vegas Raiders

27th of August, 7:00 PM, Philadelphia Eagles


Las Vegas Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings, Aug. 14, 4:25 p.m.

San Francisco 49ers on August 20 at 7:00 p.m.

9 p.m. on August 27 at Denver Broncos

August 11 @ 7:00 p.m., New England Patriots vs. New York Giants


August 19 at 7:00 p.m. against the Carolina Panthers

8:15 p.m. on August 26 at Las Vegas Raiders

St. Louis Saints

At Houston Texans on August 13, at Green Bay Packers on August 19, and against the Los Angeles Chargers on August 26, all at 8:00 p.m.


Brooklyn Giants

7:00 p.m., August 11 against the New England Patriots; 7:00 p.m., August 21 against the Cincinnati Bengals

28th of August, 1pm, New York Jets

New York Jets play the Philadelphia Eagles on August 12 at 7:30 p.m., the Atlanta Falcons on August 22 at 8:00 p.m., and the New York Giants on August 28 at 1:00 p.m.


Philadelphia Eagles play the New York Jets on August 12 at 7:30 p.m. Cleveland Browns host the Miami Dolphins on August 21 at 1:00 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers, August 13, 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. on August 20 at Jacksonville Jaguars

Detroit Lions on August 28 at 4:30 p.m.


49ers of San Francisco

8 p.m. on August 12 against the Green Bay Packers

7:00 p.m. on August 20 at Minnesota Vikings

8:15 p.m. on August 25 at Houston Vikings


Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, August 13, 7:00 p.m.; Chicago Bears vs. Chicago Bears, August 18, 8:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m. on August 26 at Dallas Cowboys

Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, August 13, 7:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m. on August 20 at Tennessee Titans


7:30 p.m. on August 27 at Indianapolis Colts

Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 20 at 7:00 p.m. Arizona Cardinals on August 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Carolina Panthers at Washington Commanders, August 13, 1:00 p.m.


the Baltimore Ravens play the Kansas City Chiefs at 7:00 p.m. on August 20.