2018 Detroit Lions Training Camp – Predicting The Dates

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Brandon Predicts When The 2018 Detroit Lions Training Camp Begins. 


Ahhh, training camp. It is one of the most exciting times of the off-season. While the NFL Draft is the main attraction to get people excited for the upcoming season, one thing that gets die-hard fans going even more is training camp. This is where players battle it out over starting positions, rookies learn their role and try and upstage veterans, and where fans can go watch their favorite team before the season kicks off. Its also a great opportunity to see fan favorites such as Matthew Stafford, Ameer Abdullah, Darius Slay, and all of the Lions up close and personal. Autograph seekers will find themselves with great opportunities at training camp as well.

While there hasn’t been any official announcement on when the 2018 Detroit Lions training camp will begin, there are hints out there of when it could start. According to the NFL rules, “Veteran players (defined as a player with at least one pension-credited season) other than quarterbacks or “injured players” (as defined in CBA Article 21, Section 6) may report to a club’s preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club’s first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later.”

Well, the Detroit Lion’s first game is on August 10th against the Oakland Raiders and by doing the math and going back 15 days, that should mean that training camp for vets starts on July 26th. What about rookies? They have to appear a week earlier, so camp for them should start on July 19th. Now, this isn’t official, but you should expect camp to start sometime around these dates.

There hasn’t been any official word from the NFL or teams on when they will start training camp, we expect an announcement within the next week, but if you plan on going to watch the Detroit Lions practice during the summer, expect it around the 26th up until possibly August 4. Also, be sure to say “hi” to DetroitLionsPodcast.com staff while you are there, and be sure to join us at our Annual Training Camp Party!

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Brandon Knapp
Brandon Knapp is a senior at Central Michigan University, majoring in Journalism, minoring in Sports Management. He was born and raised in the city of Marysville, MI. He also writes for myfantasysportstalk.com and covers the Michigan Wolverines Football team (his other love). Brandon also enjoys watching the Detroit Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers.