Hands off this guy if he’s wearing red at Patriots training camp. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

The NFL’s regular season opener between the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 6 might seem might seem like an impossibly long way away as we slog through July, but it’s much closer than might be apparent. The Baltimore Ravens, for instance, began training camp Wednesday and the Chicago Bears follow suit Thursday, with the two teams getting an early jump because of their participation in the Hall of Fame Game preseason lid-lifter on Aug. 2.

Here’s the full list of NFL training camp locations and reporting dates:


Baltimore Ravens: Owings Mills, Md. (rookies July 11, veterans July 18)

Buffalo Bills: Rochester, N.Y. (both July 25)

Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati (rookies July 23, veterans July 25)

Cleveland Browns: Berea, Ohio (both July 25)

Denver Broncos: Englewood, Colo. (rookies July 24, veterans July 27)

Houston Texans: White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (both July 25)

Indianapolis Colts: Westfield, Ind. (rookies July 22, veterans July 25)

Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville (rookies July 18, veterans July 25)

Kansas City Chiefs: St. Joseph, Mo. (rookies July 22, veterans July 25)

Los Angeles Chargers: Costa Mesa, Calif. (both July 27)

Miami Dolphins: Davie, Fla. (rookies July 18, veterans July 25)

New England Patriots: Foxborough, Mass. (rookies July 22, veterans July 25)

New York Jets: Florham Park, N.J. (rookies July 24, veterans July 26)

Oakland Raiders: Napa, Calif. (rookies July 23, veterans July 26)

Pittsburgh Steelers: Latrobe, Pa. (rookies July 24, veterans July 25)

Tennessee Titans: Nashville (rookies July 22, veterans July 25)


Arizona Cardinals: Glendale, Ariz. (rookies July 22, veterans July 27)

Atlanta Falcons: Flowery Branch, Ga. (rookies July 23, veterans July 26)

Carolina Panthers: Spartanburg, S.C. (both July 25)

Chicago Bears: Bourbonnais, Ill. (rookies July 16, veterans July 19)

Dallas Cowboys: Oxnard, Calif. (both July 25)

Detroit Lions: Allen Park, Mich. (rookies July 19, veterans July 26)

Green Bay Packers: De Pere, Wis. (both July 25)

Los Angeles Rams: Irvine, Calif. (rookies July 23, veterans July 25)

Minnesota Vikings: Eagan, Minn. (rookies July 24, veterans July 27)

New Orleans Saints: Metairie, La. (rookies July 18, veterans July 25)

New York Giants: East Rutherford, N.J. (rookies July 22, veterans July 25)

Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia (both July 25)

San Francisco 49ers: Santa Clara, Calif. (both July 25)

Seattle Seahawks: Renton, Wash. (both July 25)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tampa (rookies July 23, veterans July 25)

Washington Redskins: Richmond (both July 25)


Aug. 2: Hall of Fame Game, Ravens vs. Bears, 8 p.m. Eastern (NBC)

Aug. 4: Hall of Fame induction ceremony, 7 p.m. Eastern (ESPN/NFL Network)

Aug. 7: “Hard Knocks” Episode 1 (featuring the Browns), 10 p.m. Eastern (HBO)

Aug. 9: First full week of preseason games begins

Aug. 16: Preseason Week 2 begins

Aug. 23: Preseason Week 3 begins

Aug. 30: Preseason Week 4 begins

Sept. 1: Deadline for teams to cut down active rosters to 53 players

Sept. 6: Regular season begins

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