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 theyre 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.
|Arizona Cardinals||April 29-May 1|
|Atlanta Falcons||April 29-May 1|
|Baltimore Ravens||April 29-May 1 (rookies)||June 13-15|
|Buffalo Bills||April 29-May 1|
|Carolina Panthers||April 29-May 1|
|Chicago Bulls||April 29-May 1 (rookies)||May 20-22|
|Cincinnati Bengals||April 29-May 1 (rookies)||June 17-19|
|Cleveland Browns||April 29-May 1 (rookies)||June 13-15|
|Dallas Cowboys||April 29-May 1 (rookies)||May 27-29|
|Denver Broncos||- -||July 6-8|
|Detroit Lions||April 29-May 1|
|Green Bay Packers||April 29-May 1|
|Houston Texans||April 29-May 1 (rookies)||June 13-15|
|Indianapolis Colts||April 29-May 1 (rookies)||May 20-22|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||April 29-May 1|
|Kansas City Chiefs||April 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 Patriots||April 29-May 1 (rookies)||June 9-11|
|New Orleans Saints||May 6-8 (rookies)||June 10-12|
|New York Giants||May 6-8 (rookies)||June 1-3|
|New York Jets||April 29-May 1|
|Oakland Raiders||April 29-May 1|
|Philadelphia Eagles||April 29-May 1|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||May 6-8|
|St. Louis Rams||April 29-May 1 (rookies)||June 3-5|
|San Diego Chargers||May 6-8 (rookies)||June 10-12|
|San Francisco 49ers||May 6-8|
|Seattle Seahawks||April 29-May 1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||April 29-May 1 (rookies)||June 21-23|
|Tennessee Titans||April 29-May 1|
|Washington Redskins||April 29-May 1 (rookies)||June 17-19|
source: NFL Media