The Buffalo Bills Will Likely Start Training Camp Sooner Than Normal
To say the expectations for the Buffalo Bills are high heading into the 2022 season, would be a vast understatement.
The Bills are the favorite to win the Super Bowl in Arizona this February and have arguably the best roster in the entire league.
The Bills will be conducting off-season workouts over the next several weeks. Training camp won't begin for another 10 weeks or so, and when the Bills do report to training camp, it will likely be sooner than 30 other teams in the NFL.
For the first time ever, the Bills will play in the opening Thursday Night Football game to open the NFL season. It will be played in Los Angeles against the Rams on September 8th at 8:15 pm.
This means the Bills are expected to open training camp earlier than most teams.
The Bills and the Rams veterans should be reporting to training camp the weekend of July 23rd. This is to allow the Bills and Rams a few extra days for camp and rest, as they will start the season three days sooner than 30 other teams.
The other teams in the NFL should have veterans report the following Tuesday, July 26th.
The Bills will return to St. John Fisher College for the first time since 2019. The Bills agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Rochester area college for training camp in March.
Most positions are already decided upon, but there are a few key roster battles to keep an eye on.
Sixth round pick Matt Araiza and veteran punter Matt Haack will compete for the starting punter job, along with the holder for kicker Tyler Bass. The first three wide receiver positions are pretty much settled, but the fourth WR job will be a likely battle between Isaiah McKenzie and fifth round pick, Khalil Shakir.
First round pick Kaiir Elam is the frontrunner to land the opposite cornerback slot of Tre'Davious White. Third-year cornerback Dane Jackson will also battle for that position, while Taron Johnson will be the nickel cornerback.