The History of NFL Training Camps

July 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ever since the NFL was founded, training camp has been an integral part of the league. Coaches and players use camp to accustom themselves with new team members and schematic changes. Rookies and inexperienced players value this time because they are given the opportunity to showcase their ability to the respective coaching staff. Veterans use the time to shake off all the offseason rust so they can get the juices flowing again for the season that lies ahead. 
From the early 1920s until now, training camps have undoubtedly evolved. Some believe the most recent developments under the new collective bargaining agreement soften the game. While others feel stricter guidelines are important for the sake of player safety.
Long gone are the days of old-school style training camps. Two years ago the NFL Players Association instilled very precise instructions on how head coaches have to run their training camp practices. Thanks to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun, we can examine...

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