NFL News: League Schedule of Minicamps

<P>The NFL allows teams to conduct offseason workouts (voluntary and mandatory) as well as organized practices labeled camps, or minicamps. As part of the formal process of initiating rookies into the NFL life, most teams schedule one brief group of practices (minicamp), shortly after the Draft.</P>

Late April is a time for football — offseason football. Players and coaches call the practices scheduled during this period "minicamps."

The first day of minicamp “is one of the more exciting days of the offseason,” says Jeff Fisher, head coach of the Tennessee Titans. “It no longer matters whether or not you were drafted. Draft status has nothing to do with anything from this point on. They all have an opportunity to compete.”

Minicamp is the first time coaches and their front office personnel really get a close look at the players they drafted, and the free agents they signed. It's also the best time for NFL hopefuls to make an good impression.

“The rookies walk in the door and they’re reminded of the realization of their dream come true,” says Fisher. “They are getting an opportunity they dreamed about, and that is to compete for a spot on an NFL club.”

The following table is a list of known camps for all 32 NFL teams. Some dates may be subject to change.

TEAMMinicampTraining camp
Arizona CardinalsApril 29-May 1 
Atlanta FalconsApril 29-May 1 
Baltimore RavensApril 29-May 1 (rookies)June 13-15
Buffalo Bills April 29-May 1 
Carolina PanthersApril 29-May 1 
Chicago BullsApril 29-May 1 (rookies) May 20-22
Cincinnati BengalsApril 29-May 1 (rookies)June 17-19
Cleveland BrownsApril 29-May 1 (rookies)June 13-15
Dallas CowboysApril 29-May 1 (rookies)May 27-29
Denver Broncos - - July 6-8
Detroit Lions April 29-May 1 
Green Bay PackersApril 29-May 1 
Houston TexansApril 29-May 1 (rookies)June 13-15
Indianapolis ColtsApril 29-May 1 (rookies)May 20-22
Jacksonville JaguarsApril 29-May 1 
Kansas City ChiefsApril 29-May 1 (rookies)June 17-19
Miami Dolphins April 29-May 1 (rookies)June 10-12
Minnesota Vikings April 30-May 2 
New England PatriotsApril 29-May 1 (rookies) June 9-11
New Orleans SaintsMay 6-8 (rookies)June 10-12
New York Giants May 6-8 (rookies)June 1-3
New York JetsApril 29-May 1 
Oakland RaidersApril 29-May 1 
Philadelphia Eagles April 29-May 1 
Pittsburgh SteelersMay 6-8 
St. Louis RamsApril 29-May 1 (rookies)June 3-5
San Diego Chargers May 6-8 (rookies)June 10-12
San Francisco 49ersMay 6-8 
Seattle Seahawks April 29-May 1 
Tampa Bay BuccaneersApril 29-May 1 (rookies)June 21-23
Tennessee TitansApril 29-May 1 
Washington RedskinsApril 29-May 1 (rookies)June 17-19

source: NFL Media

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