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AFC East Training camp schedules

Across the NFL training camps are opening this week, meaning we’re one step closer to the new season,  a new series of Hard Knocks and some proper football news!

Here is a run down of the key information for camps taking place across the AFC East along with a key story or two on which to keep an eye for each team.

 

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Buffalo Bills

Camp location: St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, New York

Key dates:

  • Rookies report: 28th July
  • Veterans report: 29th July
  • Preseason opener: August 13th vs Indianapolis Colts.

Keep an eye out: The Bills have 20 players returning for the 2016 season alongside coach Rex Ryan who is back for a second year in charge, so expectations are high for Buffalo to improve on last years’ 8-8 record. Given that twin brother Rob Ryan is joining Rex on the coaching team, expect some colourful soundbites in press conferences. On the football side, rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland will be an interesting prospect to follow, especially considering that first rounder Shaq Lawson will be out with injury for much of the season.

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Miami Dolphins

Camp location: Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida

Key dates:

  • Camp opens for all players: 28th July
  • Preseason opener: August 12th at New York Giants.

Keep an eye out:  A revamped Dolphins enter their first camp under new head coach Adam Gaise following a very tumultuous 2015 season.  Expect scrutiny of Gaise’s initial impact, not least on the performance of QB Ryan Tannehill, who is facing a make or break year.

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New England Patriots

Camp location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts

Key dates:

  • Rookies report: July 24th
  • Veterans report: July 27th
  • Preseason opener: August 11th  vs. New Orleans Saint
  • Joint practices:
    • August . 9-10: with New Orleans Saints
    • August  15-16:with the Chicago Bears

Keep an eye out:  With Tom Brady suspended for the first four games of the season, the development of his back up Jimmy Garropolo will be under the spot light. The addition of Martellus Bennett will also be one to watch, with the Patriots hoping to return to the two tight end set which has served them so well in the past.

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New York Jets 

Camp location: Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, Florham Park, New Jersey

Key dates:

  • Camp opens for all players: 27th July
  • Preseason opener: August 11th vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Keep an eye out:  The Jets quarterback saga rumbles on, with Geno Smith currently pegged as the starter. Will Ryan Fitzpatrick be re-signed, or are the Jets really going to be riding the Geno-coaster in 2016? Facing a tough schedule, throughout camp, the Jets need to galavanise behind whoever ends up taking the snaps as starter.

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All images sourced from commons.wikipedia.org

Article written by:

Nikki has been writing about American football since 2014. Prior to joining NFLGirlUK, she contributed to various UK and US based sites including UK End Zone, UK First Down and NYJetsfans.com. She has also been published in two editions of Blitz Magazine and writes a weekly column for US based New York Jets site, Turn On The Jets. Nikki has appeared on BBC radio 5Live’s Sunday night NFL coverage with Nat Coombs and Mike Carlson and during the 2015 International Series was featured as a London correspondent on ‘JetLife’, a TV show produced by the New York Jets media team for their website and CBS NY.

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