Archives for category: 2016 NFL Preseason

Okay, so it’s preseason.

But it’s still football, right? It’s your chance to work on those tailgating skills.

It’s also a chance to evalute your team to see what they need to either keep the Lombardi or get one of their own.

Football returns with a full schedule as all 32 NFL clubs will be in action this week.

Six games will be featured on national TV, including the return of NFL football to Los Angeles for the first time since the Clinton adminstration. On Saturday night, August 13 at 8 a.m. on ESPN, the Rams will host the Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Five other games will be broadcast live on NFL Network this week. The action starts with the New Orleans Saints visiting the New England Patriots on Thursday night (August 11 at 7:30 PM) and concludes with the San Francisco 49ers hosting the Houston Texans on Sunday (August 14 at 7 p.m.).

Thursday, August 11 – New Orleans at New England, 7:30 p.m. on NFLN
Friday, August 12 – Detroit at Pittsburghm 7 p.m. on NFLN
Friday, August 12 – Oakland at Arizona, 10 p.m. on NFLN
Saturday, August 13 – Seattle at Kansas City, 4:30 p.m. on NFLN
Saturday, August 13 – Dallas at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. on ESPN
Sunday, August 14 – Houston at San Francisco, 7 p.m. on NFLN

A closer look at some of the nationally televised games in Week 1 of the NFL preseason (all times are Eastern, records are from the 2015 season):

New Orleans (7-9) at New England (12-4), Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on NFLN. A soon-to-be Brady-less New England hosts the New Orleans Saints in Foxboro as gumbo squares off against clam chowder.

Saints QB Drew Brees led the NFL in passing yards (4,870) last season and is the only player to lead the league in passing yards six different times.

New Orleans selected DT Sheldon Rankins out of Louisville with the team’s first-round pick (No. 12 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft. Rankins had 14 sacks and 26.5 tackles for a loss over his final two seasons at Louisville.

New England won its seventh consecutive division title last season, tied for the longest streak in NFL history (Rams, 1973-79). The Patriots, who won five consecutive division titles from 2003-07, are the only team in league history to win 12 division championships in a 13-year span. The Pats advanced all the way to the AFC Title game in Denver before falling short to the Broncos 20-18.

Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo prepares to make his first career regular-season start in the NFL on Kickoff Weekend. Selected in the second round (No. 62 overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, Garoppolo has appeared in 11 NFL regular-season games.

Detroit (7-9) at Pittsburgh (10-6), Friday at 7 p.m. on NFLN. A Megatron-less Detroit Lions squad travels to the Steel City for a meeting with the Steelers in western Pennsylvania.

Detroit QB Matthew Stafford has passed for at least 4,000 yards in each of the past five seasons, including 4,262 yards in 2015. Stafford will have to find a new target to throw to after the retirement of WR Calvin Johnson this Spring.

The Lions signed CB Darius Slay to a four-year contract extension in July. Slay has led the team in passes defensed in each of the past two seasons (17 in 2014, 13 in 2015).

Steelers WR Antonio Brown had 136 catches for 1,834 yards last season. He has 375 catches over the past three seasons, the most in any three-year span in league history.

Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger passed for 3,938 yards in 12 games last year (328.2 per game, the best mark in the NFL). He has 42,995 career passing yards, the most in franchise history.

Oakland (7-9) at Arizona (13-3), Friday at 10 p.m. on NFLN. A much improved Raiders team takes to the road for a meeting in the desert with the Desert Angry Birds.

Raiders QB Derek Carr passed for 3,987 yards with 32 touchdown passes last season while WR Amari Cooper set club rookie records with 72 receptions and 1,070 receiving yards.

Oakland DE Khalil Mack ranked second in the NFL last season with 15 sacks and 3 tackles for a loss.

Last season, the Cardinals won a franchise-record 13 regular-season games and advanced to the NFC Championship Game.

Arizona topped the NFL in total offense (408.3 yards per game), led by QB Carson Palmer, who set single-season franchise records for passing yards (4,671), touchdown passes (35) and passer rating (104.6).

Seattle (10-6) at Kansas City, Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NFLN. A pair of playoff teams with a pair of Super Bowls between them meet in the Show-Me State as Andy Reid and the Chiefs host Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead.

Seattle has advanced to the postseason in each of the past four seasons, including two Super Bowl appearances and a win in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seahawks have led the NFL in points allowed in each of the past four seasons and are one of only two teams (1953-57 Cleveland) in NFL history to accomplish the feat. The Seahawks advanced to the second round of the playoffs after holding off Minnesota 10-9 in the NFC Wild Card Game in the Twin Cities before falling to Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in the Divisonal Playoffs in the Tar Heel State the following week.

The Chiefs went 11-5 last season and won their final 10 regular-season games. Kansas City won a Wild Card playoff game at Houston, shutting out the Texans 30-0 at Reliant/NRG Stadium, before losing in an AFC Divisional contest at New England 27-20.

Chiefs CB Marcus Peters, the team’s first-round selection (No. 18 overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft, had eight interceptions – including two touchdowns – and was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year last season.

Dallas (4-12) at Los Angeles (7-9), Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN. A pair of teams that had struggles all last season will face off in pre-season action on the West Coast.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has 44 touchdown receptions since 2012, the second-most in the NFL (Brandon Marshall, 45). Bryant has at least 85 catches, 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns in three of the past four years.

Dallas selected RB Ezekiel Elliot out of Ohio State with the team’s first round pick (No. 4 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft. Elliott was named the 2015 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year.

Hooray for Hollywood! The NFL and the Rams return to Los Angeles for the first time since 1994 and fifth-year veteran QB Case Keenum will start the preseason opener for the Rams. There is a QB battle in Tinseltown as he is competing for the team’s starting job with rookie QB Jared Goff, who was selected No. 1 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. As a junior in 2015, Goff set Pacific-12 single-season records for passing yards (4,719) and touchdown passes (43).

Houston (9-7) at San Francisco (5-11), Sunday at 7 p.m. on NFLN. Houston travels westward to the Napa Valley for a contest with the 49ers at Levis Stadium. Both clubs are striving to solve their quarterback problems before the season gets underway in earnest.

Houston signed QB Brock Osweiler in the offseason. Last season with Denver, Osweiler appeared in eight games, (seven starts) and passed for 1,967 yards and 10 touchdowns, replacing Peyton Manning. The Texans did win the AFC South title before getting shut down and shut out in the Wild Card game against Kansas City.

Texans WR De Andre Hopkins set career-highs in catches (111), yards (1,521) and touchdowns (11) last season. His 11 touchdown receptions are a single-season franchise record.

Meanwhile, it’s a battle under center in San Francisco as 49ers QBs Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick are battling for the team’s starting spot. Each quarterback started eight games for San Francisco last year.

San Francisco LB Na Vorro Bowman, who signed a four-year extension with the 49ers earlier this month, led the NFL with 154 tackles last season.

NFL CELEBRATES PLAY FOOTBALL MONTH IN AUGUST: The NFL, its teams and its players will celebrate youth and high school football athletes and coaches across the country during the preseason as part of Play Football Month.

Play Football Month salutes the talent, character, values and achievements of football players as they embark on a new season. The campaign kicked off on Thursday, August 4 with events at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio and will continue throughout the preseason.

As part of the celebration, all 32 NFL teams will host activities with youth football organizations and leagues in their local communities. In addition, Play Football programming will be highlighted in-stadium and during local and national television game broadcasts.

For more information on Play Football Month, visit playfootball.com

Want to watch some pre-season football?

Then NFL Network is the place for you.

NFL Network’s live preseason schedule kicks off Thursday, August 11 with the New England Patriots hosting the New Orleans Saints at 7:30 p.m. Also featured as part of NFL Network’s package of live preseason games are top picks Jared Goff (Chiefs-Rams, August 20 at 10 p.m.) and Carson Wentz (Eagles-Steelers, August 18 at 8 p.m.), as well as seven playoff teams from 2015.

Returning this year are four special preseason editions of NFL RedZone, hosted by Scott Hanson. The four preseason editions of NFL RedZone will be (all times Eastern):
Thursday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 18 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m.

All NFL Network programming – including 16 LIVE preseason games and re-airs of all 64 preseason games – can also be streamed on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile) and via Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile and Watch NFL Network apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One and Xbox 360(NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV and Playstation 4). Access through Watch NFL Network is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers.

NFL Game Pass provides fans in the United States with another opportunity to watch live out-of-market preseason games, as well as other exclusive content. Available for $99.99 for the 2016 season, NFL Game Pass offers NFL fans the following:

Live Preseason Games – Watch live out-of-market preseason games through NFL Game Pass (blackout restrictions apply)

NFL Game Replays – Watch full broadcasts of NFL games, available the same day the games are played. Additional features include condensed versions of NFL games and ‘All-22’ and ‘High Endzone’ angle footage

Live Gameday Audio – Listen to the live home and away radio broadcast for every NFL game

NFL Game & Show Archive – Full NFL game broadcasts from 2009-2016 are available through NFL Game Pass, as well as previous seasons of NFL shows such as Hard Knocks, A Football Life, SoundFX and America’s Game

NFL Game Pass is available at http://www.NFL.com/GamePass, as well as on Smartphones and Tablets via NFL Mobile, and Connected TVs (Xbox One, Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Windows 10) via the NFL app. New for the 2016 season, NFL Game Pass users can turn NFL scores off-and-on within NFL Mobile before watching game replays.

NFL NETWORK’S 2016 LIVE PRESEASON SCHEDULE (All Times are Eastern)

Week 1

Thursday, August 11
New Orleans vs. New England, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 12
Detroit vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Oakland vs. Arizona, 10 p.m.

Saturday, August 13
Seattle vs. Kansas City, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 14
Houston vs. San Francisco, 7 p.m.

Week 2

Thursday, August 18
Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Seattle, 10 p.m.

Friday, August 19
Miami vs. Dallas, 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 20
New York Giants vs. Buffalo, 4 p.m.
Baltimore vs. Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
Kansas City vs. Los Angeles, 10 p.m. (joined live in progress)

Week 3

Thursday, August 25
Dallas vs. Seattle, 11 p.m. (joined live in progress)

Friday, August 26
Green Bay vs. San Francisco, 11 p.m. (joined live in progress)

Saturday, August 27
Kansas City vs. Chicago, 1 p.m.

Week 4

Thursday, September 1
New England vs. New York Giants, 7 p.m.
Seattle vs. Oakland, 10 p.m.

* Live games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams’ over-the-air station markets.

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NFL content has never been more popular across the media landscape. According to the Nielsen Company, 199 million people tuned into the 2015 NFL regular season representing 78 percent of all television homes and 67 percent of potential viewers in the U.S. NFL games accounted for the top 25 and 46 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in 2015.

It’s back! Even if it’s a pre-season game, it’s football.

It will be a celebration of both the past and present.

That’s the agenda this weekend in Canton, Ohio, birthplace of the NFL.

First, the past is saluted with the Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday at 7 p.m. Eastern on NFL Network and ESPN. History will be at the forefront as the Hall of Fame class of 2016 is inducted, sporting their new gold Hall jackets in front of returning Hall of Famers and thousands of fans.

“This is a wonderfully spectacular tradition, one of the greatest in all of sports,” Hall of Fame president David Baker told NFL Network and the Associated Press. “Nowhere can fans see so many of the greatest heroes of the game in one place at one time. There’s no better way to kick off the NFL season.”

The Hall of Fame class of 2016:

INDUCTEE – POSITION(S), TEAM(S), YEARS
Edward DeBartolo, Jr. – Owner, 1977-2000 San Francisco
Tony Dungy – Coach, 1996-2001 Tampa Bay; 2002-08 Indianapolis
Brett Favre – QB, 1991 Atlanta; 1992-2007 Green Bay; 2008 New York Jets; 2009-10 Minnesota
Kevin Greene – LB/DE, 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams; 1993-95 Pittsburgh; 1996, 1998-99 Carolina; 1997 San Francisco
Marvin Harrison – WR, 1996-2008 Indianapolis
Orlando Pace – T, 1997-2008 St. Louis; 2009 Chicago
Ken Stabler – QB, 1970-79 Oakland; 1980-81 Houston; 1982-84 New Orleans
Dick Stanfel – G, 1952-55 Detroit; 1956-58 Washington

“…AND NOW, TO PRESENT…”

Always of interest are the names of the “presenters” of the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees on their special day.

Brett Farve selected his wife Deanna to represent him, which marks only the second time a wife will present her husband during the enshrinement ceremony. Kim Singletary, wife of Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary, served as a presenter in 1998.

“Deanna is the best teammate I’ve ever had,” says Favre. “She has been by my side throughout this journey and I’m so excited that she gets to play such an important role for me.”

The Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016 presenters:

INDUCTEE (PRESENTER – RELATIONSHIP)
Edward DeBartolo, Jr. (Lisa DeBartolo – Daughter)
Tony Dungy (Donnie Shell – Teammate)
Brett Favre (Deanna Favre – Wife)
Kevin Greene (Dom Capers – Coach)
Marvin Harrison (Jim Irsay – Indianapolis Colts Owner)
Orlando Pace (Justin Pace – Son)
Ken Stabler (John Madden – Coach)
Dick Stanfel (Marv Levy – Coach)

Then on Sunday night, it’s back to football (there’s a game, in case you forgot) with the first game of the year – the annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game at 8 p.m. Eastern at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on ESPN – when the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers meet.

Sunday marks the debut of the NFL’s new rules governing touchbacks on kickoffs. For the 2016 season, after a touchback resulting from a kickoff or safety kick, the ball will now be placed at the receiving team’s 25-yard line. The NFL/Hall of Fame Game will cap a memorable weekend for Colts and Packers fans one night after three of their famed legends are formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Longtime Packers quarterback Brett Favre and former head coach Tony Dungy and wide receiver Marvin Harrison are among the eight-man class of inductees.

“I always talked during our era that, not only was it great but it was so entertaining,” Colts owner Jim Irsay told the Associated Press and USA Today about the impact Dungy and Harrison had on the organization’s history. “Those were really special guys on those teams.”

The Colts appearance will mark the fifth time the team has played in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game (1964, 1982, 1996, 2008).

“Everybody is going to play,” says Colts head coach Chuck Pagano on whether the extra game will alter the players’ workload. “Every practice, every game and every snap that these guys take is going to define and determine roles. It is going to be great to cut these guys loose against a great organization and a great football team like the Green Bay Packers.”

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is looking forward to seeing his former teammate honored in Canton.

“It’s exciting for Brett and it is fun to be able to be out there and to see him put that jacket on is going to be really special,” Rodgers told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “To join the ranks of the greatest players off all time in our sport is pretty amazing and I’m really happy for him.”

The Packers will play in the preseason classic for the fifth time in franchise history (1969, 1980, 1993, 2003).

“The young guys are going to have more opportunities,” says Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy of playing in the Hall of Fame Game. “The fifth preseason game, nobody’s going to benefit from that more than those guys.”

Hey! Are your ready for some football?

Even if it is preseason, it’s your chance to see your favorite team in a different way.

NFL Network announced Monday they will have a whopping 206 live hours of Training Camp Coverage on the network starting Tuesday, July 26 at 1 p.m. ‘Inside Training Camp Live’ Provides Nine Hours of Live Coverage Daily July 27 – August 10 on NFL Network Starting at 10 a.m. The network will have several NFL Media Analysts returning to their former teams.

It’s time to get #BackToFootball.

NFL Media – comprised of NFL Network, NFL.com, NFL Mobile from Verizon, NFL Now and NFL RedZone – remains the go-to destination for football fans during the preseason with comprehensive coverage of all 32 training camps provided by former players, front office personnel and reporters.

Inside Training Camp Live & Training Camp Primetime – Tuesday, July 26 – Wednesday, August 10

Starting Tuesday, July 26 and continuing through Wednesday, August 10, NFL Network provides 206 live hours of training camp coverage. Inside Training Camp Live provides nine hours of live coverage each day starting at 10 a.m. (coverage on July 26 starts at 1 p.m.). As teams report to camp and take the field for the first time, NFL Network is there to provide live look-ins at team practices, interviews with players and coaches, analysis from former players, head coaches and front office executives and live reports from reporters stationed at various training camp sites.

For NFL Network’s extensive training camp coverage, hosts Andrew Siciliano, Rhett Lewis, Amber Theoharis and Cole Wright are joined by analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Steve Mariucci, LaDainian Tomlinson, Willie McGinest, Shaun O’Hara, Heath Evans, Brian Baldinger, Charley Casserly, Michael Robinson, Mike Mayock, Brian Billick, Terrell Davis, Eric Davis, Daniel Jeremiah, David Carr, Maurice Jones-Drew, Jamie Dukes and Bucky Brooks to provide analysis and interviews. Also lending their voices throughout will be 14 NFL Media reporters covering all 32 teams and providing the latest news reports from training camps. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, NFL Media reporters Michael Silver, Judy Battista and Jeffri Chadiha, and NFL Network reporters Tiffany Blackmon, Stacey Dales, Jeff Darlington, Mike Garafolo, Kim Jones, Aditi Kinkhabwala, Randy Moss, James Palmer, Omar Ruiz and Steve Wyche will provide on-location reports from training camps around the league.

At 8 p.m. Eastern beginning Wednesday, July 27, Training Camp Primetime provides a recap of all the day’s action with on-location reports, expert analysis and interviews with players and coaches. The three-hour Training Camp Primetime features hosts Scott Hanson and Chris Rose joined by a rotating group of analysts.

NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live coverage features extensive on-location coverage of four teams’ training camp practices, starting Monday, August 1. Coverage of each team will feature live look-ins to practice, interviews with players and coaches, and team-specific editions of Inside Training Camp Live and Training Camp Primetime. The four teams featured are: (all times Eastern)

Monday, August 1 – Denver Broncos (11:30 a.m.) Hosted by Andrew Siciliano and Terrell Davis
Tuesday, August 2 – Los Angeles Rams (8 p.m.) Hosted by Andrew Siciliano and Kurt Warner
Thursday, August 4 – Carolina Panthers (10 a.m.) Hosted by Mike Mayock and Panthers radio play-by-play announcer Mick Mixon
Thursday, August 4 – Dallas Cowboys (8 p.m.) Hosted by Kurt Warner and Cowboys radio play-by-play announcer Brad Shamm

At 2 p.m. each day, Inside Training Camp Live: Fantasy Spotlight covers all of the latest news from training camp with a fantasy football spin, getting people ready for their fantasy drafts. Matt “Money” Smith, Michael Fabiano, James Koh, Adam Rank, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Marcas Grant host.

A live edition of NFL Total Access airs each night at 7 p.m., with hosts Dan Hellie and Lindsay Rhodes joined by a rotating group of analysts.

Fans can watch NFL Network’s training camp coverage live on their smartphone (NFL Mobile for Verizon Wireless customers), tablet (NFL Mobile and Watch NFL Network apps), PC (NFL.com/Watch) or connected device (NFL app on Xbox One, Xbox 360, AppleTV & PS4).

Back 2 Camp & Sessions Features

The following features will air throughout NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp coverage:

Back 2 Camp – NFL Media analysts return to their former teams to check in with players and coaches as they prepare for the 2016 NFL season. Featured on Back 2 Camp are Maurice Jones-Drew with the Jacksonville Jaguars (airs July 28); Ike Taylor with the Pittsburgh Steelers (airs July 29); Kurt Warner with the Los Angeles Rams (airs July 30); and Michael Robinson with the Seattle Seahawks (airs July 31). To view the trailer, visit: http://tinyurl.com/z8jgl8p

Sessions – Airing on Training Camp Primetime beginning August 1, current NFL players sit down with each to break down film. Featured are Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly and New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (airs August 1); Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (airs August 2); Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Prince Amukamara and Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (airs August 3); Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (airs August 9) and San Diego Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett and Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson (airs August 10)

NFL Digital Media Training Camp Coverage

Not near a TV? Not to worry! NFL Digital Media provides further coverage as training camps get underway:

NFL.com/trainingcamp, sponsored by Gatorade, serves as the landing spot for all of NFL.com’s 2016 training camp coverage, bringing together the latest news, VOD content from NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live coverage and top-notch analysis from NFL.com’s writers

Around the NFL writers will provide a daily ‘What You Need to Know’ column from every day of training camp, aggregating all of the latest news coming from all 32 teams

Fans can sign up to play Fantasy Football at NFL.com/fantasy and find full 2016 NFL season fantasy preview articles as well as weekly nuggets from training camp and a comprehensive Fantasy Draft Kit

Complete Inside Training Camp Live Talent Schedule

Provided below is a complete talent schedule for Inside Training Camp Live for July 26 – August 10:

Tuesday, July 26
Jeffri Chadiha – Kansas City Chiefs
Stacey Dales – Indianapolis Colts
Jeff Darlington – Philadelphia Eagles
Mike Garafolo – Green Bay Packers
Steve Wyche – Los Angeles Rams

Wednesday, July 27
Andrew Siciliano, Brian Baldinger and Ian Rapoport – Green Bay Packers
James Palmer and Michael Silver – Denver Broncos
Judy Battista – New England Patriots
Tiffany Blackmon – Carolina Panthers
Jeffri Chadiha – Kansas City Chiefs
Stacey Dales – Indianapolis Colts
Jeff Darlington – Philadelphia Eagles
Kim Jones – New York Jets

Thursday, July 28
Andrew Siciliano, Brian Baldinger and Kim Jones – New York Jets
James Palmer and Michael Silver – Denver Broncos
Judy Battista – New England Patriots
Tiffany Blackmon – Carolina Panthers
Jeff Darlington – Philadelphia Eagles
Mike Garafolo – Baltimore Ravens
Aditi Kinkhabwala – Cleveland Browns
Ian Rapoport – Minnesota Vikings
Omar Ruiz – Dallas Cowboys
Steve Wyche – Los Angeles Rams

Friday, July 29
Andrew Siciliano, Brian Baldinger and Judy Battista – New England Patriots
Ian Rapoport and Brian Billick – Philadelphia Eagles
Jeff Darlington – Washington Redskins
Kim Jones – New York Giants
Aditi Kinkhabwala – Cleveland Browns
Steve Mariucci – Oakland Raiders
Randy Moss – Minnesota Vikings
James Palmer – Denver Broncos
Omar Ruiz – Dallas Cowboys
Steve Wyche – Los Angeles Rams

Saturday, July 30
Andrew Siciliano and Brian Billick – Washington Redskins
Tiffany Blackmon – Atlanta Falcons
Jeff Darlington – Tennessee Titans
Heath Evans – New Orleans Saints
Marshall Faulk – Los Angeles Rams
Mike Garafolo – New England Patriots
Michael Irvin – New York Jets
Kim Jones – New York Giants
Willie McGinest – Seattle Seahawks
James Palmer – Denver Broncos
Ian Rapoport – Baltimore Ravens
Omar Ruiz – Dallas Cowboys
Steve Wyche – Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, July 31
Andrew Siciliano and Brian Baldinger – Philadelphia Eagles
Ian Rapoport and Aditi Kinkhabwala – Pittsburgh Steelers
Brian Billick – Baltimore Ravens
Stacey Dales – Green Bay Packers
Heath Evans – Miami Dolphins
Mike Garafolo – New England Patriots
Michael Irvin – New York Giants
Kim Jones – New York Jets
James Palmer – Seattle Seahawks
Kurt Warner – Houston Texans
Colleen Wolfe – Los Angeles Rams
Steve Wyche – San Francisco 49ers

Monday, August 1
Andrew Siciliano and Terrell Davis – Denver Broncos
Ian Rapoport and Kim Jones – Buffalo Bills
Brian Baldinger – Cincinnati Bengals
Jeff Darlington – Miami Dolphins
Michael Irvin – Indianapolis Colts
Willie McGinest – New England Patriots
James Palmer – San Diego Chargers
Jane Slater – Dallas Cowboys
Kurt Warner – Arizona Cardinals
Steve Wyche – Los Angeles Rams

Tuesday, August 2
Andrew Siciliano and Kurt Warner – Los Angeles Rams
Rhett Lewis and Charley Casserly – Atlanta Falcons
Shaun O’Hara and Ian Rapoport – New York Giants
LaDainian Tomlinson and Kim Jones – Buffalo Bills
Brian Baldinger – Jacksonville Jaguars
Tiffany Blackmon – Houston Texans
Mike Garafolo – Washington Redskins
Steve Mariucci and Jane Slater – Dallas Cowboys

Wednesday, August 3
Rhett Lewis, Charley Casserly and Ian Rapoport – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Marshall Faulk – New Orleans Saints
Mike Garafolo – Minnesota Vikings
Shaun O’Hara – Atlanta Falcons
James Palmer – Denver Broncos
Michael Robinson – San Francisco 49ers
LaDainian Tomlinson – New York Jets
Steve Wyche – Los Angeles Rams

Thursday, August 4
Kurt Warner and Brad Sham – Dallas Cowboys
Mike Mayock and Mick Mixon – Carolina Panthers
Rhett Lewis, Charley Casserly and Ian Rapoport – Jacksonville Jaguars
LaDainian Tomlinson and Judy Battista – Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Garafolo – Cleveland Browns
Michael Robinson – Seattle Seahawks

Friday, August 5
Rhett Lewis, Charley Casserly and Ian Rapoport – Tennessee Titans
Willie McGinest – Los Angeles Rams

Saturday, August 6
Rhett Lewis and Charley Casserly – Houston Texans
Mike Garafolo – New York Giants

Monday, August 8
Rhett Lewis and Brian Baldinger – New York Giants
Marshall Faulk – Minnesota Vikings

Tuesday, August 9
Rhett Lewis and Brian Baldinger – Pittsburgh Steelers
David Carr – Oakland Raiders
Marshall Faulk – Miami Dolphins
Mike Garafolo – New Orleans Saints-New England Patriots joint practice

Wednesday, August 10
Rhett Lewis and Brian Baldinger – Cincinnati Bengals-Minnesota Vikings joint practice
Mike Garafolo – New Orleans Saints-New England Patriots joint practice
LaDainian Tomlinson – San Diego Chargers

ABOUT NFL MEDIA: NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile) and via Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile and Watch NFL Network apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One and Xbox 360(NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV and Playstation 4). Watch NFL Network access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.  NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

NFL content has never been more popular across the media landscape. According to the Nielsen Company, 199 million people tuned into the 2015 NFL regular season representing 78 percent of all television homes and 67 percent of potential viewers in the U.S. NFL games accounted for the top 25 and 46 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in 2015.

It’s Back to work!

Back to sweating, lifting weights, meetings, running the same play over and over again, sleeping in dorms, fighting those rookies and free agents for jobs.

It’s time to go to camp.

Bring the bug spray and hydrate.

It’s a chance for rookies to shine, for veterans coming off an injury to prove they’ve still got it and for free agents to hook on with a team, even if it’s on the special teams. It’s new coaches and staffs seeing what their teams look like on the field in practice and pre-season games.

It’s also the time of year where tempers will be tested and there will be fights among teammates and players that don’t make the cut will be released with the words “coach wants to see you and bring your playbook.”

NFL clubs will begin their on-field preparations for Kickoff 2016 this week, starting with the New Orleans Saints when their rookies report. The Baltimore Ravens and Detroit Lions rookies will head to camp on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, respectively.

The Green Bay Packers, who will take on the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game (Sunday, August 7 at 8 p.m. on ESPN), 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 of 32, 59 percent) will be “staying home” for training camp. In 2000, only five of 31 (16 percent) teams stayed close to home.

“It’s a great set-up here at home,” says Eagles first-year head coach Doug Pederson of the team conducting training camp at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia. He told the Philadelphia Enquirer, “I like the idea of doing it right here in our backyard where we are comfortable. That part makes it nice. You can come right in off the practice field and your film is ready to go. And the way the setup is here, it’s awesome.”

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.

“We look forward to training at UCI in preparation for the 2016 season,” says Rams head coach JEFF FISHER. “Their facilities are top-notch and we’re excited to welcome our fans to their campus and also to the Coliseum as we gear up for the start of the season,” he told the Los Angeles Times and KTLA-TV.

The NFL training camp longevity king? The Packers, who return for their 59th consecutive summer at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.

Here’s a look at the number of NFL teams that stayed home for training camp since 2000:

YEAR – NFL TEAMS WITH HOME TRAINING CAMPS (PCT.)
2000 – 5 of 31 (16%)
2001 – 5 of 31 (16%)
2002 – 7 of 32 (22%)
2003 – 12 of 32 (38%)
2004 – 12 of 32 (38%)
2005 – 15 of 32 (47%)
2006 – 13 of 32 (41%)
2007 – 17 of 32 (53%)
2008 – 14 of 32 (44%)
2009 – 17 of 32 (53%)
2010 – 17 of 32 (53%)
2011 – 19 of 32 (59%)
2012 – 18 of 32 (56%)
2013 – 19 of 32 (59%)
2014 – 18 of 32 (56%)
2015 – 20 of 32 (62.5%)
2016 – 19 of 32 (59%)

The longest active NFL training camp tenures:
TEAM – TRAINING CAMP, CITY (YEARS)
Green Bay Packers – Saint Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin (59)
Minnesota Vikings – Minnesota State, Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota (51)
Pittsburgh Steelers – Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (51)

Following is the training camp list of sites and rookie and veteran reporting dates:

AFC
Baltimore Ravens: Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, Maryland (Rookies 7/22; Veterans 7/27)
Buffalo Bills: St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York (Rookies 7/28; Veterans 7/29)
Cincinnati Bengals: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio (Rookies 7/26; Veterans 7/28)
Cleveland Browns: Cleveland Browns Training Complex in Berea, Ohio (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/28)
Denver Broncos: Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre in Englewood, Colorado (Rookies 7/24; Veterans 7/27)
Houston Texans: Houston Methodist Training Center in Houston, Texas (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/25)
Indianapolis Colts: Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana (Rookies and Veterans 7/26)
Jacksonville Jaguars: Practice Fields at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/27)
Kansas City Chiefs: Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri (Rookies 7/26; Veterans 7/29)
Miami Dolphins: Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida (Rookies and Veterans 7/28)
New England Patriots: Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts (Rookies 7/24; Veterans 7/27)
New York Jets: Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)
Oakland Raiders: Napa Valley Training Complex in Napa, California (Rookies 7/24; Veterans 7/28)
Pittsburgh Steelers: Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (Rookies 7/27; Veterans 7/28)
San Diego Chargers: Chargers Park in San Diego, California (Rookies and Veterans 7/29)
Tennessee Titans: Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville, Tennessee (Rookies and Veterans 7/29)

NFC
Arizona Cardinals: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/28)
Atlanta Falcons: Atlanta Falcons Training Facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)
Carolina Panthers: Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)
Chicago Bears: Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)
Dallas Cowboys: River Ridge Playing Fields in Oxnard, California (Rookies and Veterans 7/29)
Detroit Lions: Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, Michigan (Rookies 7/23; Veterans 7/28)
Green Bay Packers: St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin (Rookies and Veterans 7/25)
Los Angeles Rams: University of California at Irvine in Irvine, California (Rookies 7/27; Veterans 7/29)
Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota State University – Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota (Rookies and Veterans 7/28)
New Orleans Saints: The Greenbrier in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia (Rookies reported 7/20; Veterans 7/27)
New York Giants: Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Rookies and Veterans 7/28)
Philadelphia Eagles: NovaCare Training Complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Rookies 7/24; Veterans 7/27)
San Francisco 49ers: SAP Performance Facility in Santa Clara, California (Rookies and Veterans 7/30)
Seattle Seahawks: Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, washington (Rookies and Veterans 7/29)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Florida (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/27)
Washington Redskins: Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Virgnia (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)

Note: The first official practice of training camp for each club at the site designated above is generally held the day after the veteran reporting date.

2016 NFL PRESEASON NATIONAL TELEVISION SCHEDULE (All time Eastern)

Sunday, August 7
NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio – Green Bay vs. Indianapolis, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Preseason Week 1 (August 11-15)

Saturday, August 13
Dallas at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Preseason Week 3 (August 25-28)

Thursday, August 25
Atlanta at Miami, 8 p.m. (NBC)

Friday, August 26
Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. (CBS)

Saturday, August 27
Tennessee at Oakland, 8 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, August 28
San Diego at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Sunday, August 28
Arizona at Houston, 4 p.m. (FOX)
Cincinnati at Jacksonville, 8 p.m. (NBC)

It’s almost that time.

When rookies and high draft picks try to prove themselves and veterans fighting for jobs or to keep their jobs, while fighting heat, humidity, bugs and sometimes each other.

It’s Training Camp 2016.

All 32 National Football League teams will have their camps in various locations across the country. While their Canadian Football League counterparts have already started their 2016 season in earnest, the NFL will start theirs on Thursday, September 8. (In case you’re wondering, the CFL preseason is two weeks long and that’s it) Some teams will have their rookie and free agent players report first with the veterans showing up later, while other teams will have both rookies and veterans report at the same time.

Playbooks will be passed out, players and coaches will sleep in college dorms or dorm-type settings, meetings will be held, practices will take place and then the pre-season gets underway. After the first week of pre-season play, cuts will be made, so for that player that’s trying to make an impression on their coaches. Otherwise, their fate rests in the hands of the coaching staff, which means that they could either stay at the very least another week or so or be cut, with a ball boy or other staff person coming to them, saying the dreadful words, “coach wants to see you and bring your playbook.” Those words are all but the kiss of death for a football player and it’s words that NO player wants to hear.

EVER.

Whether you’re replacing a Peyton Manning, trying to win another Super Bowl (like Denver will want to) or trying to improve on a bad season, training camp is a chance for fans to see their team for the first time since the end of last season and make predictions on how their team will do in the 2016 campaign. There will be several teams that will have joint practices before they play a preseason game against each other, so you might want to check your team’s schedule for that.

It’s a time for players to improve on what they did last year or for rookies and free agents to impress coaches and fans. It’ll be a time for fans to see their heroes up close and personal. There are going to be times where things are going to be a bit on the chippy side. That is the business of the National Football League. There’s only room for 53 players and your goal is to be one of those 53, even if it means playing on special teams and that’s not much but it’s a game check every week.

Heat. Humidity. Fights with teammates. Coaches yelling at you to do the same play over and over again. Pack your patience, bug spray and use lots of sunscreen if you go.

And be sure to hydrate.

Following is the training camp list of sites and rookie and veteran reporting dates (records are from 2015; Los Angeles’ record is from their last season in St. Louis):

AFC
Baltimore (5-11) – Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, Maryland (Rookies: 7/22; Veterans: 7/27)
Buffalo (8-8) – St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York (Rookies: 7/28; Veterans: 7/29)
Cincinnati (12-4) – Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio (Rookies 7/26; Veterans 7/28)
Cleveland (3-13) – Cleveland Browns Training Complex in Berea, Ohio (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/28)
Denver (12-4) – Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre in Englewood, Colorado (Rookies 7/24/ Veterans 7/27)
Houston (9-7) – Houston Methodist Training Center in Houston, Texas (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/30)
Indianapolis (8-8) – Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana (Rookies and Veterans 7/26)
Jacksonville (5-11) – Practice Fields at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/27)
Kansas City (11-5) – Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri (Rookies 7/26; Veterans 7/29)
Miami (6-10) – Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida (Rookies and Veterans 7/28)
New England (12-4) – Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts (Rookies 7/24; Veterans 7/27)
New York Jets (10-6) – Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)
Oakland (7-9) – Napa Valley Training Complex in Napa, California (Rookies 7/24; Veterans 7/28)
Pittsburgh (10-6) – Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (Rookies 7/27; Veterans 7/28)
San Diego (4-12) – Chargers Park in San Diego, California (Rookies and Veterans 7/29)
Tennessee (3-13) – Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville, Tennessee (Rookies and Veterans 7/29)

NFC
Arizona (13-3) – University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/28)
Atlanta (8-8) – Atlanta Falcons Training Facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)
Carolina (15-1) – Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)
Chicago (6-10) – Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonais, Illinois (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)
Dallas (4-12) – River Ridge Playing Fields in Oxnard, California (Rookies and Veterans 7/29)
Detroit (7-9) – Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, Michigan (Rookies 7/23; Veterans 7/28
Green Bay (10-6) – St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin (Rookies and Veterans 7/25)
Los Angeles (7-9) – University of California – Irvine in Irvine, California (Rookies 7/27; Veterans 7/29)
Minnesota (11-5) – Minnesota State University – Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota (Rookies and Veterans 7/28)
New Orleans (7-9) – The Greenbrier in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia (Rookies 7/20; Veterans 7/27)
New York Giants (6-10) – Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Rookies and Veterans 7/28)
Philadelphia (7-9) – NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Rookies 7/24; Veterans 7/27)
San Francisco (5-11) – SAP Performance Facility in Santa Clara, California (Rookies and Veterans 7/30)
Seattle (10-6) – Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Washington (Rookies and Veterans 7/29)
Tampa Bay (6-10) – One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Florida (Rookies 7/25; Veterans 7/27)
Washington (9-7) – Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Virginia (Rookies and Veterans 7/27)

Note: The first official practice of training camp for each club at the site designated above is generally held the day after the veteran reporting date.

The National Football League is coming to the land of the Mouse.

For one week anyway.

Break out the suntan oil and sunglasses.

Hope you like Orange juice.

The league announced they will celebrate its brightest stars of today and tomorrow with new PRO BOWL WEEK festivities in 2017 in Orlando. The announcement was made at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, site of the AFC-NFC team practices and host to unprecedented new youth-focused football activities.

Culminating with the 2017 Pro Bowl game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday, January 29 and televised live at 8 p.m. Eastern on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, PRO BOWL WEEK will celebrate all levels of football – from youth to high school to the NFL’s best.

“We are excited to re-imagine the Pro Bowl experience for both fans and players and to celebrate the game of football at all levels,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the Orlando Sentinel, the Florida Times-Union, WESH-TV, USA Today and the Associated Press. “Collaborating with Disney and ESPN brings us closer to the best in youth and family-focused entertainment. We look forward to working with the city of Orlando and Florida Citrus Sports to create a week-long celebration for football and our fans.”

Among the highlights of PRO BOWL WEEK:

Pro Bowl AFC and NFC practices will be held alongside youth football competitions, activities and fan events at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, which annually hosts more than 100 youth sports events, such as the Pop Warner Super Bowl.

The 2017 Pro Bowl players will also be able to invite their former youth or high school coach to be a part of the celebrations during the week. Players on the winning Pro Bowl team will receive a grant from the NFL Foundation to support their youth or high school football program.

The annual USA Football National Conference will take place during the week leading up to the Pro Bowl. USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, leads the largest annual conference of high school and youth football administrators and high school coaches in the United States. More than 650 participants from all 50 states attended USA Football’s 2016 National Conference in Indianapolis, addressing coach education, player safety and key trends through inspiring speakers representing youth, high school, collegiate and pro levels.

The Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award winner will be announced during the Pro Bowl as part of a year-long recognition of high school coaches on ESPN. The award honors high school football coaches that display the integrity, achievement and leadership exemplified by Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history.

Pro Bowl festivities for youth and their families will take place throughout the week across Orlando, including a Pro Bowl-themed 5k run and a parade of Pro Bowl players in the Magic Kingdom.

The format of the Pro Bowl being unconference is gone. Kaput. They’re going back to the AFC/NFC format of old after three years of a “fantasy” type draft and the best will once again featured, with voting coming from fans, players and coaches.

Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan said that “Hosting the NFL Pro Bowl is exactly the type of opportunity we had in mind when our community pulled together to invest in the reconstruction of Camping World Stadium. Orlando is the top tourist destination in the country and we look forward to providing players, staff, families and fans from all levels of football an unforgettable week.”

Now if you’re thinking about going to Orlando for the big game, remember that it’s going to be in Florida, which eans that season ticket members for Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa Bay will get first dibs. They’ll get first priority access to Pro Bowl game tickets and then the other 29 clubs and Florida Citrus Sports will get the rest.

Take heart if you’re not from the Sunshine State. The remaining inventory of Pro Bowl game tickets will be available for purchase by the public in November and fans may register on ProBowl.com for exclusive presale opportunities and additional information on Pro Bowl Week fan events in Orlando. So make those hotel reservations, plan that flight and save those pennies NOW.

Can’t wait for the Pro Bowl? Fans in the land of the Mouse will get to NFL action at Camping World Stadium when the Miami Dolphins host the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, August 25 at 8 p.m. in week 3 of the preseason to celebrate Play Football Month. Youth football teams from across Florida will be honored as part of the gameday activities.

The game will also provide NFL officials the opportunity to observe the gameday experience and stadium operations. Miami Dolphins Season Ticket Members and Florida Citrus Sports Members will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets during an exclusive pre-sale on Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m. Eastern and the public on-sale will be on Thursday, June at 10 a.m. Eastern. Fans can visit Dolphins.com for more information.

The Orlando Destination: Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks, Orlando is the number 1 family vacation destination, theme park capital of the world and most visited destination in the United States. An unparalleled mix of unique experiences create cherished memories for visitors, including legendary theme parks from Disney, Universal and SeaWorld, an array of world-class water parks, entertainment venues, an award-winning food scene, shopping, sports and nightlife. And with 450 hotels, Orlando offers more lodging options than nearly any other destination in the world including expansive resorts and uniquely themed hotels.