Packers announce full 2021 training camp schedule

Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love - Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers/Appleton Post-Crescent-USA TODAY NETWORK
Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love - Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers/Appleton Post-Crescent-USA TODAY NETWORK /

Just like that, the Green Bay Packers‘ 2021 season is almost here. Later this month, the team will return to the practice field for training camp as they continue their preparations for the new season.

The Packers have announced their full schedule for training camp, with their first practice set for Wednesday, July 28.

Here are some notable dates from the Packers’ training camp schedule:

Notable dates on Packers’ 2021 training camp schedule

  • Friday, July 23: Rookies report to training camp
  • Tuesday, July 27: Veteran players report to training camp
  • Wednesday, July 28: Packers’ first practice, beginning at 10:10 a.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 7: Family Night, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 14: Preseason game vs. Houston Texans, kickoff at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 21: Preseason game vs. New York Jets, kickoff at 3:25 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 28: Preseason game at Buffalo Bills, kickoff at 12 p.m.

It’s an exciting time on the calendar. After a long offseason, it’s always great to see the players back out on the practice field with the return of meaningful football only weeks away.

It’s been an interesting offseason to say the least, and one of the biggest remaining questions for the Packers is the status of star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The defending NFL MVP skipped voluntary OTAs and mandatory minicamp last month. Will he show up to training camp or will his holdout continue?

With three preseasons games this year compared to none in 2020, there will be a great opportunity ahead for second-year quarterback Jordan Love to get some valuable reps in real game action. Expect Love to see extended opportunities against the Houston Texans, New York Jets, and Buffalo Bills, even if Rodgers is back for training camp.

Football with fans in the stadiums will be back this season. How great will it be to see a sold-out Lambeau Field again? And the preparations will be well underway when training camp begins in just a few weeks.