2012 NFL Training Camp Schedules
Rookie wide receiver Michael Floyd heads to Flagstaff, Ariz., looking to accompany Larry Fitzgerald and the Cardinals receiving corps. But it will be even more interesting to see how effective Kevin Kolb can be in his second year with the team.
In Flowery Branch, Ga., Julio Jones and the Falcons offense look poised to challenge the New Orleans Saints on top of the NFC South.
With Terrell Suggs out with an Achilles injury, the Ravens defense, led by veteran Ray Lewis, will enter the camp hoping to remain among the best in the league.
The Buffalo Bills are trying to turn things around after seven straight losing seasons. Free-agent signee Mario Williams arrives at the St. John Fisher College camp to help turn around the performance of the 29th ranked defense from a year ago.
In Spartanburg, S.C., rookie sensation Cam Newton tries to avoid the sophomore slump after putting up gaudy numbers in his first year in the league.
Ex-Dolphin receiver Brandon Marshall will take the field at the Olivet Nazarene University facility, where he will be reunited with his old quarterback, Jay Cutler, to hopefully jump start the Bears to another playoff appearance.
"The Law Firm" BenJarvus Green-Ellis is expected to do some big things for the Bengals'19th ranked rushing attack when camp opens at Georgetown College in Kentucky.
First-round draft picks Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden are expected to start for the 4-12 team. With two rookies at the helm, the Browns could either be a welcome surprise, or perhaps even fall short of four wins.
Dez Bryant will be one of big draws in San Antonio for a team whose owner readily admits that the window of opportunity to win a Super Bowl may be closing for the veteran core.
All eyes will be on Peyton Manning at the Broncos camp in Englewood, Colo. The team will go as far as his right arm can take them.
Coming off a surprising 10-6 performance last year, the Lions head back to their training facility, led by Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson. With a target on their back for the first time in over a decade, the Lions are hoping to keep their momentum going into 2012.
Green Bay Packers
Though they had the best regular-season record in the NFL last season, the Packers and Aaron Rodgers want to start proving at their camp in De Pere, Wisc., that last year's quick playoff exit was an aberation.
Averaging 94.2 rushing yards per game last season, Arian Foster is capable of powering his way through any defense in the league. The trio of Matt Shaub, Andre Johnson and Foster are hoping to have a healthier 2012 season.
Andrew Luck will have big shoes to fill in camp at Anderson University.
After finishing 5-11 last season, the Jaguars can ill-afford to have Maurice Jones-Drew, the league's leading rusher in 2011, miss camp in Jacksonville over his continued contract squabble.
Kansas City Chiefs
Do the Chiefs currently have the offensive prowess to compete in this league? With No. 1 receiver Dwayne Bowe yet to sign his franchise tender, other players are going to have to step up during training camp in St. Joseph, Mo.
Rookie QB Ryan Tannehill will have a lot to prove when camp opens up at Nove Southeastern University, and he'll have to deal the possible distractions of Ochocinco and the HBO Hard Knocks cameras.
Even though Adrian Peterson is confident that he will be back for Week 1, new starting QB Christian Ponder can't help but think about how much responsibility could fall on his shoulders during camp in Mankato, Minn.
New England Patriots
The perennial contenders will be at camp in the familiar Gillette Stadium. Tom Brady and the Pats are still very well-equipped for a Super Bowl run, and Rob Gronkowski will be looking to earn every cent of his large new contract.
New Orleans Saints
They experienced one of the most controversial offseasons in sports history and will try to put some of it behind them during the weeks at their training facility. Since Pro-Bowl QB Drew Brees is still in contract negotiations, camp will be vital to fill the gaps left behind by Jonathan Vilma and suspended head coach Sean Payton.
New York Giants
Even after leading his team to a Super Bowl victory, Eli Manning is still only the third-most talked about quarterback in New York. But that's likely something he won't be eager to change as the champs put on their pads in East Rutherford, N.J.
New York Jets
Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow have said all of the right things so far, but it will be interesting to see how things play out at the Jets' training facility.
The Raiders haven't had a winning record since 2002, but Darren McFadden, new head coach Dennis Allen and new general manager Reggie McKenzie look to turn things around when camp gets underway in Napa, Calif.
The Eagles' "Dream Team" failed to live up to all of the offseason hype last season. Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy will try to begin the task of making amends when camp convenes at Lehigh University.
The biggest adjustment the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger will have to make during training camp at St. Vincent College will be learning the new system under offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
San Diego Chargers
Vincent Jackson was a huge part of the Chargers offense last year, but in his absence, Eddie Royal and Malcom Floyd will be the new top receivers entering Chargers Park camp.
San Francisco 49ers
For the first time in a long time the 49ers have all the ingredients that it takes to be a Super Bowl contender coming into camp at their training facility. If Alex Smith can put up similar numbers to last year, San Francisco's defense is more than capable of keeping it in every game.
Marshawn Lynch hopes to go "beastmode" again this season with the Seahawks' electric new jerseys on display at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center camp.
St. Louis Rams
Sam Bradford has to erase any memories of last year's 2-14 season before he comes to camp in Earth City, Mo. Bradford and the Rams are getting a fresh start and another new system this fall.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Josh Freeman has the athletic frame, but can he develop chemistry during training camp in Tampa with new arrival Vincent Jackson?
Kenny Britt will be coming into camp healthy after missing all but three games last season. But the biggest headline out of the Titans' camp in Nashville is that Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck will be splitting snaps in Nashville until a starter is decided.
No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III has been grabbing all of the headlines coming into the Redskins Park training camp. Fans and coaches alike hope he translates more into a Cam Newton type than a Vince Young.