National Football League tells teams they must stay at their facilities for training camp


This will be the first time in team history that training camp is held at their team training facility in Orchard Park.

While the Steelers have a terrific modern facility called the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sportsplex in the South Side neighborhood in their own backyard, Latrobe has been the NFL's best, most picturesque out-of-town camp around for a long time, seeing most of the franchise's greatest players pass through over 54 years.

The coronavirus pandemic has made this an offseason unlike any other for the NFL.

For most National Football League teams, their "home facility" is obvious.

Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, teams will not be able to hold joint practices this Summer to mitigate any risk of spreading COVID-19 from team to team and facility to facility. The Dolphins' stadium and team facility are now a 10 mile drive up the turnpike - so consolidating the team facilities all into one location will be a big perk for the players.

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Most teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Buffalo are among those that stage training camp elsewhere.

The Raiders will be fully entrenched in Nevada soon.

Several Raiders players, including quarterback Derek Carr, have already moved to the Las Vegas area and are training in small groups at local gathering spots in the region. For the Washington Redskins, this means that the eventual training camp sessions will take place at their training facility in Ashburn, VA, rather than Richmond, VA.

The Cowboys and Steelers are scheduled for the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, on August 6 and will be the first two teams to report in late July.