Teams across the NFL are preparing to ramp up for the 2022 regular season with the start of training camp. The Arizona Cardinals were one of the earlier squads to take the field as the preseason nears.
Here's everything Cardinals fans need to know about training camp this year.
When Does Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Start?
Each team has two separate start dates for training camp, as rookies are often required to report a few days before veterans. The Cardinals had one of the earlier starts of teams across the league, with rookies having reported on Thursday, July 21.
Then, on Tuesday, July 26, Arizona's veterans are mandated to report for training camp. This gives just two weeks to prepare for the team's first preseason game on Aug. 12.
Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Location
The Cardinals will host training camp on their home field of State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Cardinals Training Camp Dates 2022
Cardinals rookies reported for training camp on July 21, followed by vets on July 26. Arizona will then host practices to get ready for its first preseason game on Aug. 12.
The Cardinals' first preseason game is on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals. Arizona also plays again on Aug. 21 (vs. Baltimore Ravens) and Aug. 27 (@ Tennessee Titans).
The Cardinals will suit up on Sunday, Sept. 11 versus the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1 of the 2022 campaign.
Cardinals Training Camp News
The Cardinals are set to begin training camp without tight end Maxx Williams. The 28-year-old veteran pass-catcher tore his ACL in Week 5 and has worked as hard as he can to bounce back from the injury.
Unfortunately, Williams was placed on the PUP list on Friday, making it unlikely that he'll be ready in the next couple of days. Arizona can take him off the PUP list at any time during camp, however, he must leave him there for at least four weeks if he isn't removed by the 53-man roster deadline.
He may not put up flashy numbers, but Williams is, by far, the Cardinals' top blocking TE, playing a crucial role in the team's run game. Hopefully, he isn't sidelined for too much longer. In the meantime, 2022 second-round Trey McBride will operate as the No. 2 TE behind Zach Ertz.
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