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The 2016 NFL Training Camp season is here!

The Green Bay Packers, who will take on the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game (Sunday, August 7; ESPN, 8:00 PM ET), will be the first team with a full squad in camp when their rookies and veterans report on Monday, July 25. By Saturday, July 30, every NFL team will be in camp.
This year, more than half the league(19 out of 32, 59 percent)will be “staying home” for training camp. In 2000, only five of 31 (16 percent)teams stayed close to home.
The numbers may prove home-base popularity is a growing league-wide trend, but there are still teams employing the “old-time” philosophy of encamping away.
The Rams are one of the teams that “come together” away from home(University of California –Irvine in Irvine,California), as they return to Los Angeles in 2016 for the first time in two decades.
The Green Bay Packers, who return for their 59th consecutive summer at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.
Here is a full breakdown of all 32 teams heading into the 2016 NFL Season and the full NFL Preseason televised schedule.
The NFL has announced its preseason schedule for August and early September and there are a few quirks this year as compared to other preseasons.

Due to the Olympics, the NFL is back-loading its national television schedule. CBS, Fox and NBC will air their games over a four-day span between August 25 and 28.

As all of the NFL’s TV partners air two preseason games each, the broadcast networks will take care of their commitments during that time frame. As for ESPN, it will have its two games aired early in the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH on August 7 and the Rams’ first game in Los Angeles against Dallas on August 13.

The Hall of Fame Game normally is broadcast by NBC, but with the Peacock committing its resources to the Rio Olympics from August 5 through 21, ESPN takes over this year.

NFL Training Camp Dates, Locations

Below is the list of training camp sites, as well as rookie and veteran reporting dates:

BAL Under Armour Perf. Ctr. Owings Mills, Md. 7/22 7/27
BUF St. John Fisher Coll. Pittsford, N.Y. 7/28 7/29
CIN Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati 7/26 7/28
CLE Browns Train. Complex Berea, Ohio 7/25 7/28
DEN Paul D. Bowlen Mem. Broncos Ctr. Englewood, Colo. 7/24 7/27
HOU Houston Methodist Train. Ctr. Houston 7/25 7/30
IND Anderson University Anderson, Ind. 7/26 7/26
JAX Practice Fields at EverBank Field Jacksonville, Fla. 7/25 7/27
KC Missouri W. State Univ. St. Joseph, Mo. 7/26 7/29
MIA Baptist Health Training Facility
at Nova Southeastern University
Davie, Fla. 7/28 7/28
NE Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Mass. 7/24 7/27
NYJ Atl. Health Jets Train. Ctr. Florham Park, N.J. 7/27 7/27
OAK Napa Valley Train. Complex Napa, Calif. 7/24 7/28
PIT Saint Vincent College Latrobe, Pa. 7/27 7/28
SD Chargers Park San Diego, Calif. 7/29 7/29
TEN Saint Thomas Sports Park Nashville, Tenn. 7/29 7/29
ARI University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Ariz. 7/25 7/28
ATL Atlanta Falcons Train. Fac. Flowery Branch, Ga. 7/27 7/27
CAR Wofford College Spartanburg, S.C. 7/27 7/27
CHI Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, Ill. 7/27 7/27
DAL River Ridge Playing Fields Oxnard, Calif. 7/29 7/29
DET Detroit Lions Train. Fac. Allen Park, Mich. 7/23 7/28
GB St. Norbert College De Pere, Wis. 7/25 7/25
LA Cal – Irvine Irvine, Calif. 7/27 7/29
MIN Minn. State Univ. – Mankato Mankato, Minn. 7/28 7/28
NO The Greenbrier White Sulph. Springs, W.Va. 7/20 7/27
NYG Quest Diagnostics Training Ctr. East Rutherford, N.J. 7/28 7/28
PHI NovaCare Complex Philadelphia, Pa. 7/24 7/27
SF SAP Performance Fac. Santa Clara, Calif. 7/30 7/30
SEA Virginia Mason Ath. Ctr. Renton, Wash. 7/29 7/29
TB One Buccaneer Place Tampa, Fla. 7/25 7/27
WAS Bon Secours Training Ctr. Richmond, Va. 7/27 7/27





Sunday, August 7 NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, OH: Green Bay vs. Indianapolis ESPN (8:00 PM)

Preseason Week 1 (August 11-15)

Saturday, August 13 Dallas at Los Angeles ESPN (8:00 PM)

Preseason Week 3 (August 25-28)

Thursday, August 25 Atlanta at Miami NBC (8:00 PM)
Friday, August 26 Cleveland at Tampa Bay CBS (8:00 PM)
Saturday, August 27 Tennessee at Oakland CBS (8:00 PM)
Sunday, August 28 San Diego at Minnesota FOX (1:00 PM)
Sunday, August 28 Arizona at Houston FOX (4:00 PM)
Sunday, August 28 Cincinnati at Jacksonville NBC (8:00 PM)