NFL Training Camp Dates 2013: Complete Camp Info for Every NFL Team

Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistJuly 27, 2013

FOXBORO, MA - JULY 26: Tom Brady #12 throws during the first day of New England Patriots Training Camp at Gillette Stadium on July 26, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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It's officially football season, as training camps around the NFL are open for business. The journey to the Super Bowl begins now, marking the end of the long offseason and turning the focus back to the play on the field.

Even though many veterans are simply going through the motions as they await the regular season, training camp is crucial for fringe players hoping to make a roster. They get an opportunity to make an impact, forcing coaches into some tough decisions on cut days.

As always, hope springs eternal throughout the league when camps begin, which is one of the great things about sports. With that in mind, let's check out all the key information about each team's camp, followed by some storylines to watch.

 

2013 Training Camp Schedule (via NFL.com)

TeamSiteLocationRookiesVeterans
AFC    
Baltimore RavensUnder Armour Performance CenterOwings Mills, Md.July 21July 24
Buffalo BillsSt. John Fisher CollegePittsford, N.Y.July 22 July 27 
Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown StadiumCincinnati, Ohio July 24 July 24 
Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Training FacilityBerea, OhioJuly 19 July 24 
Denver Broncos Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos CentreEnglewood, Colo.July 24 July 24 
Houston Texans Methodist Training CenterHouston, Texas July 21 July 25 
Indianapolis Colts Anderson UniversityAnderson, Ind. July 23 July 27 
Jacksonville Jaguars Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice FieldsJacksonville, Fla.July 25 July 25 
Kansas City Chiefs Missouri Western State UniversitySt. Joseph, Mo.July 22 July 25 
Miami DolphinsMiami Dolphins Training Facility Davie, Fla.  July 20 July 20 
New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Foxboro, Mass.July 21 July 25 
New York Jets SUNY CortlandCortland, N.Y. July 22 July 25 
Oakland Raiders Napa Valley MarriottNapa, Calif. July 25 July 25 
Pittsburgh Steelers Saint Vincent CollegeLatrobe, Pa.July 26 July 26 
San Diego Chargers Chargers Park San Diego, Calif. July 24 July 24 
Tennessee Titans Baptist Sports ParkNashville, Tenn. July 24 July 24 
NFC     
Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix StadiumGlendale, Ariz. July 23 July 25 
Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons Training FacilityFlowery Branch, Ga.July 24 July 24 
Carolina Panthers Wofford CollegeSpartanburg, S.C.July 21 July 25 
Chicago Bears Olivet Nazarene UniversityBourbonnais, Ill.July 25 July 25 
Dallas Cowboys City of Oxnard FieldsOxnard, Calif.July 20 July 20 
Detroit Lions Detroit Lions Training FacilityAllen Park, Mich.July 22 July 25 
Green Bay Packers St. Norbert CollegeGreen Bay, Wis.July 25 July 25 
Minnesota Vikings Minnesota State University, MankatoMankato, Minn.July 25 July 25 
New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints Training FacilityMetairie, La.July 18 July 25 
New York Giants Timex Performance CenterEast Rutherford, N.J.July 26 July 26 
Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare ComplexPhiladelphia, Pa.July 22 July 25 
St. Louis Rams Rams Park Training CenterEarth City, Mo.July 21 July 24 
San Francisco 49ers Marie P. DeBartolo Sports CenterSanta Clara, Calif.July 19 July 24 
Seattle Seahawks Virginia Mason Athletic CenterRenton, Wash.July 24 July 24 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers One Buccaneer PlaceTampa, Fla.July 17 July 24 
Washington Redskins Bon Secours Training CenterRichmond, Va.July 24 July 24

 

Storylines To Watch

Can the Baltimore Ravens repeat as champions?

The Ravens completed a miraculous run through the playoffs, which included an improbable comeback against the Denver Broncos, by defeating the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII. Now, they must try to do it again.

Although a couple of longtime defensive stalwarts are gone in Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, Baltimore is still built for success.

The defense is still built for success thanks to players like Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil, but somebody needs to accept the leadership role. The onus on offense falls squarely on the shoulders of Joe Flacco. He will spend the entire season attempting to show he's a top-tier quarterback and simply didn't have a perfectly-time hot streak in the playoffs. Another deep run would go a long way in proving his worth.

 

Will any injuries change the course of the season?

Unfortunately, injuries are part of the game, and it seems like, every season, a couple of playoff races are altered by training camp ailments. This year probably won't be any different, and there are already early signs of that.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is undergoing testing to determine the severity of a knee injury, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Losing him for any significant portion of the season, or potentially the whole thing, would be a huge setback for the Eagles.

Other teams will find themselves hoping for the best in similar situations throughout camp. Hopefully the number of significant injuries suffered by players, from stars to niche contributors, is limited. But odds are there's going to be a couple key ones.

 

Which unheralded players step up and steal the spotlight?

In today's world, where fantasy football owners are constantly searching for potential sleepers, there are more eyes than ever watching role players. Backup running backs and No. 3 wide receivers are no longer forgotten commodities. Instead, they have a tremendous chance to shine.

Standout performances during training camp practices paired with some big preseason games can cause a player to become a household name among football fans. The opportunity is available.

One player to keep an eye on is Buffalo Bills rookie wideout Robert Woods. He enters camp as the No. 3 option, but he's more talented than T.J. Graham and could easily move into a starting spot. And with defenses focused on Stevie Johnson, he should see plenty of targets.