NFL Training Camp 2014 Schedule: Tracking Dates and Locations for All 32 Teams

Chris Roling@@Chris_RolingFeatured ColumnistJune 24, 2014

May 17, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorwicz (87) participates in rookie mini-camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The football calendar unofficially resets in the month of July as all 32 NFL franchises gather for training camps in order to prepare for the preseason.

Translation—football is almost back in full force after a brief reprieve. 

Training camps are always an intriguing time of year, especially for fans of those teams that do not practice inside and choose to brave the oft-sweltering heat to see how rookies, veterans, coaching staffs or some combination of the three mesh for the first time.

Here is a full listing of the 2014 training camp dates for all announced teams:

2014 NFL Training Camp Dates
TeamSiteLocationReport Dates
Baltimore RavensUnder Armour Performance CenterOwings Mills, Md.July 23
Buffalo BillsSt. John Fisher CollegePittsford, N.Y.July 18
Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown StadiumCincinnati, Ohio July 23
Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Training FacilityBerea, OhioJuly 25
Denver Broncos Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos CentreDove Valley, Colo.July 23
Houston Texans Methodist Training CenterHouston, Texas July 25
Indianapolis Colts Anderson UniversityAnderson, Ind. July 23
Jacksonville Jaguars Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice FieldsJacksonville, Fla.July 24
Kansas City Chiefs Missouri Western State UniversitySt. Joseph, Mo.July 23
Miami DolphinsMiami Dolphins Training Facility Davie, Fla. July 20
New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Foxboro, Mass.July 23
New York Jets SUNY CortlandCortland, N.Y. July 23
Oakland Raiders Napa Valley MarriottNapa, Calif. July 24
Pittsburgh Steelers Saint Vincent CollegeLatrobe, Pa.July 25
San Diego Chargers Chargers Park San Diego, Calif. July 23
Tennessee Titans Baptist Sports ParkNashville, Tenn. July 25
Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix StadiumGlendale, Ariz. July 25
Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons Training FacilityFlowery Branch, Ga.July 24
Carolina Panthers Wofford CollegeSpartanburg, S.C.July 24
Chicago Bears Olivet Nazarene UniversityBourbonnais, Ill.July 24
Dallas Cowboys River Ridge Playing Fields Oxnard, Calif.July 22
Detroit Lions Detroit Lions Training FacilityAllen Park, Mich.July 27
Green Bay Packers St. Norbert CollegeGreen Bay, Wis.July 25
Minnesota Vikings Minnesota State University, MankatoMankato, Minn.July 24
New Orleans Saints The Greenbrier White Silver Springs, WVJuly 24
New York Giants Timex Performance CenterEast Rutherford, N.J.July 21
Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare ComplexPhiladelphia, Pa.July 25
St. Louis Rams Russell Athletic Training CenterEarth City, Mo.July 24
San Francisco 49ers Marie P. DeBartolo Sports CenterSanta Clara, Calif.July 23
Seattle Seahawks Virginia Mason Athletic CenterRenton, Wash.July 24
Tampa Bay Buccaneers One Buccaneer PlaceTampa, Fla.July 25
Washington Redskins Bon Secours Training CenterRichmond, Va.July 23
Sporting News and ESPN

Note: Locations and report dates courtesy of Sporting News and ESPN


Noteworthy Camp Storylines to Watch

The Johnny Manziel Show

May 31, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel during photoshoot at the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

For 15 years and running, the Cleveland Browns have been the most "meh" franchise in the NFL. While the fanbase is one of the most loyal in all of sports—and the hardcore segments certainly show up at training camp no matter what—the spectacle that is preseason work in Berea, Ohio, is usually tiny in stature.

Until now.

Johnny Football's arrival in Cleveland has drawn so much attention to the Browns that the franchise has asked fans to register for training camp. Per ESPN's Tony Grossi, depending on how it shakes out, Browns training camp may have to move locations in future years. As Grossi notes, past record attendance figures have been, well, reserved:

Even the two successful blips of the expansion era – the lone playoff season in 2002 and the unexpected, high-scoring, 10-6 season of 2007 -- produced nothing more than yawns at the following training camps.

Unofficially, the record average attendance at the Berea training camp is 2,652 in 2012. Last year, the figure was 2,475. A flash crowd of 4,466 showed up last July 28, on a Sunday, and that stands as the record attendance at the Berea facility.

It's important to watch how Manziel impacts camp itself, but fans should more importantly monitor how the Texas A&M product handles his newfound pro-level celebrity and how it impacts the most difficult transition of his life.

How he and the Browns handle the situation may dictate the fate of the franchise for the next few years.


The Best Division in Football

May 27, 2014; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) talks with wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) during organized team activities at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

There is no debate. As things currently stand, the NFC West is easily the best division in football. 

The Seattle Seahawks stormed to a Super Bowl triumph last year, while the San Francisco 49ers were on the cusp of an appearance and have an equally-talented roster. In a notable effort, the Arizona Cardinals missed the playoffs despite 10 wins and the St. Louis Rams were one Sam Bradford injury away from being .500.

NFL Network's Marc Sessler helps to put the division's dominance into perspective:

For Seattle, the training camp task is to not become complacent. San Francisco must overcome various levels of adversity to remain in the hunt, while Arizona and St. Louis need to stay the course defensively and take the next step on the offensive side of the ball.

Easier said than done on all counts, but to expect anything less than thrilling camps and plenty of barbs between fierce rivals this summer is preposterous.


Hard Knocks

David Goldman/Associated Press

Remember, a rule was passed last year that means one team every year, without exception, must host HBO's Hard Knocks.

Thanks to the rules—a playoff appearance in the past two seasons, prior feature on the show or a new head coach—there were 24 teams exempt from an automatic selection.

Those teams that could have been drafted? Buffalo, Chicago, Arizona, New York Giants, Jacksonville, Oakland, St. Louis and Pittsburgh.

Fortunately for those eligible, the Atlanta Falcons stepped to the plate and took one for the team—and their fans.

Normally one of the most reserved coaches in the league, Mike Smith cited benefits of the undertaking, per ESPN's Vaughn McClure:

We are looking forward to connecting with our fans across the country as the program chronicles our 2014 training camp. The series will give fans a behind the scenes look at the competition between players as we build our roster and prepare for the season. We are looking forward to the start of camp in late July.

The folks set to appear on the show certainly have a high entertainment value. Star receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White should make for a good time, especially while the former battles back from a season-ending injury.

Outside of the obvious attempt to get over the hump, the subtle switch to a 3-4 defense, highlighted by the arrival of tackle Paul Soliai, will be a highlight—as will a wealth of new faces, most notably new right tackle Jake Matthews.

Atlanta's willingness to appear on the show takes away some previously interesting possibilities such as seeing Gus Bradley's rebuild of the Jaguars with a new franchise quarterback in Blake Bortles, or an inside peek at the fabled Steelers organization during trying times.

Alas, Hard Knocks is sure to be a highlight of the NFL offseason once again.


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