A new NFL collective bargaining agreement approved in March has made the date for teams to report to training camp uniform, requiring arrivals 47 or 48 days prior to Week 1 openers, league sources say.
Whereas teams used to be required to report to training camp 15 days before their preseason opener, 30 NFL teams now must report July 28, which is 47 or 48 days prior to the kickoff of the Week 1 regular-season opener, league sources said.
The 26 teams playing Sunday, Sept. 13, must report to camp 47 days before their opener, and the four teams scheduled to play Monday Sept. 14 must report 48 days prior to that game. The Chiefs and Texans, who are scheduled to kick off the season on Thursday Sept. 10, are required to report to camp the same 47 days in advance of the opener, which would be July 25.
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