Report: NFL Planning For On-Time Start To Camp

Teams are set to start training camp at their own headquarters in late July.

670 The Score Staff
June 25, 2020 - 2:50 pm

(670 The Score) NFL commissioner Roger Goodell informed the league's 32 teams on conference call Thursday that training camp is expected to start on time, NFL Media reported.

While firm dates haven't yet been revealed, teams are expected to report to training camp late July. All teams will need to conduct camp at their own headquarters rather than at off-site locations, according to previous reports.

The Bears in January announced they would hold training camp at Halas Hall moving forward instead of in Bourbonnais, so their plans won't be affected by these new regulations. The Bears did plan on holding joint practices with the Broncos in Colorado ahead of their preseason game in August, but that's now out of play.

With an on-time start to training camp, the NFL is moving forward with its goal to play the 2020 season uninterrupted amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Chicago's regular-season opener is at Detroit on Sept. 13. The Bears' exhibition opener is scheduled to be against the Browns on Aug. 15, but the preseason schedule could be shortened.