NFL clubs begin on-field preparations for the 2019 season this week. The Denver Broncos will be the first team to hold a full-squad practice on Thursday, July 18. Denver meets the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 1 in Canton, Ohio.
All 32 NFL teams will be in training camp by July 26.
In a growing trend, 20 clubs have scheduled joint practices with other teams. The Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams are the first teams scheduled to practice with another team during training camp.
This year, 22 of 32 teams will be “staying home” by holding training camp at their respective practice facility, home stadium or other site within 10 miles of their team headquarters. By contrast, only 10 of 31 teams stayed close to home before the 2000 season.
The Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers hold the longest active relationships with their respective camp locations. The Packers will house players at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, for the 62nd consecutive summer. The Steelers will train at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, for the 54th straight season.