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Jul 24, 2017; Oxnard, CA, USA; General overall view of the opening day of Dallas Cowboys training camp at River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Training Camps Opening Up

The long wait for pro football is nearly over as training camps are opening up all around the NFL this week.

Camp Stories To Watch For

QB Battle in Houston

The quarterback job in Houston seems to be up for grabs between Tom Savage and the 12th overall pick Deshaun Watson. Will Watson impress enough in training camp to be the opening day starter for the Texans?

Adrian Peterson in New Orleans

Can Adrian Peterson once again come off a serious injury and be productive? The 32 year old running back only played three games last season for the Vikings totaling only 72 rushing yards on 37 carries. It will be interesting to see how he will fare in a pass-heavy Saints offense. Peterson’s performance in training camp may be an important factor in determining his role in New Orleans this season.

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AFC QBs Returning From Injury

All eyes in Indianapolis and Miami will be on starting quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill. Luck had right shoulder surgery in January and will begin training camp on the PUP list. The Colts are hoping Luck can make his way back on to the practice field and make quick progress to be ready for the regular season. Tannehill, after tearing his meniscus at the end of last season, seems ready to return to full strength. However, the training staff and the fans will be looking at his mobility during training camp.

Cowboys’ Rookies Hoping to Repeat Last Year’s Success

Despite a disappointing playoff loss, the 2016 Cowboys campaign was a huge success. The team went 13-3 behind record rookie seasons for both Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. Will the rookie tandem have similar seasons or will they face sophomore slumps? It all starts with their training camp performances.

Here is Jason Garrett on Dak Prescott:

 Training Camp Dates

Here are the dates for every NFL team’s first training camp practice:

Arizona Cardinals: July 22

Atlanta Falcons: July 27

Baltimore Ravens: July 27

Buffalo Bills: July 27

Carolina Panthers: July 26

Chicago Bears: July 28

Cincinnati Bengals: July 28

Cleveland Browns: July 27

Dallas Cowboys: July 24

Denver Broncos: July 27

Detroit Lions: July 30

Green Bay Packers: July 27

Houston Texans: July 26

Indianapolis Colts: July 30

Jacksonville Jaguars: July 27

Kansas City Chiefs: July 28

Los Angeles Chargers: July 30

Los Angeles Rams: July 29

Miami Dolphins: July 27

Minnesota Vikings: July 27

New England Patriots: July 27

New Orleans Saints: TBD

New York Giants: July 28

New York Jets: July 29

Oakland Raiders: July 29

Pittsburgh Steelers: July 28

Philadelphia Eagles: July 27

San Francisco 49ers: July 28

Seattle Seahawks: July 30

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: July 28

Tennessee Titans: July 29

Washington Redskins: July 27

Kickoff

The NFL season kicks off Thursday, September 7th.

 

 

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