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NFL announces start date of Detroit Lions training camp 2017

Lions training camp 2017 will start on July 24.

NFL: Detroit Lions-Minicamp Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday afternoon the NFL announced the 2017 training camp schedules for all 32 teams. The Detroit Lions will begin training camp practices on July 24, when rookies are expected to report. Veterans will report five days later on July 29.

As always, practices will take place at Detroit’s practice facility in Allen Park.

Detroit’s official start date of July 24 is the 12th-earliest start date in the NFL. Five different teams will start on the earliest date—July 19—including the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. The Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Chargers have the latest start date on July 29, but rookies and veterans are reporting on the same day for both franchises.

Earlier in the month, the Lions announced that seven of their training camp practices will be open to the public, starting on July 31.

With the dates fully set for Detroit Lions training camp 2017, the countdown begins. We’re just over a month away before the Lions don the pads and take the practice field for the first time in the 2017 season.

Who’s ready for some football (practice)?

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