After COVID-19 threatened to delay the start of NFL 2020 training camps, the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs reported Saturday, while the remaining 30 teams reported Tuesday at their respective facilities.
Players go through a roughly two-week acclimatization period that the NFLPA and NFL negotiated to minimize the chance of injury after the virtual offseason program that did not include traditional soccer work. The plan includes just over a week of strength and conditioning, followed by five days of no-fill practice. The first padded practice could occur on August 17, with a maximum of 14 padded practices before the start of the regular season.
We asked our NFL Nation reporters to make a bold prediction about what will come out of camp for the team they cover. See their responses below.
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ARI | ATL | BAL | BUF | CAR | CHI | CIN
CLE | DAL | DEN | DET | GB | HOU | INDIANA
JAX | KC | LAC | LAR | LV | MIA | MIN
NE | NO | NYG | NYJ | PHI | PIT | SF
SEA | TB | TEN | WSH
Devin Singletary will dominate snapshots in the Bills’ backfield.
Singletary, the team’s leading returning running back, is set to flourish in his second NFL season, despite the fact that Buffalo selected running back Zack Moss in the third round this year. The two should split the carries during training camp, but Singletary’s experience and effectiveness in Brian Daboll’s system will quickly distinguish him from the rookie as the characteristic of the Bills. – Marcel Louis-Jacques
There will be three rookie starters from Week 1, but quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won’t be one.
This unique offseason will likely give veterans advantages over rookies, but the Dolphins roster was short on talent, particularly in the trenches, making first-round pick Austin Jackson (left tackle) and second-round pick. Robert Hunt (right guard or tackle) are my picks for winning jump start roles. Rookies Noah Igbinoghene (nickel cornerback), Raekwon Davis (defensive tackle) and Brandon Jones (safety) may present arguments to be Week 1 starters with a strong training camp, and the projection here is that at least one does. . Tagovailoa is the highest-profile Dolphins rookie, but the presence of trusted veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick and his familiarity with offensive coordinator Chan Gailey could put the team’s No. 5 pick on the bench to start the season. That is not a blow to Tagovailoa either. He comes from a serious hip injury, and his short time with the coaching staff means patience is the best plan. – Cameron Wolfe