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Washington Commanders training camp 2023: Schedule, location, tickets, and more

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Washington Commanders training camp for the 2023 NFL season is nearly here. This space will be your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about their summer sessions that are open to the public and some of the biggest storylines heading into camp.

The Washington Commanders 2022 campaign was frustrating for its peaks and valleys. On two occasions the team was able to rack up three straight wins and they were 7-5-1 and right in the thick of the playoff chase heading into the final four weeks of the season.

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Unfortunately, they floundered losing three of their last four, and just missed out on a postseason spot despite the messy situation they had at quarterback. Finishing with a .500 record.

Now, with 2022 rookie Sam Howell set to be their starter heading into Commanders’ training camp, there is hope the team can begin the road back to the playoffs with the possible new long-term face of their offense.

If the team can’t deliver and doesn’t set the tone in training camp, it could be the end of head coach Ron Rivera’s tenure with the organization. Especially with an incoming ownership group open to changes to turn around the team’s horrid fortunes over the last two decades.

With all of that in mind, let’s take a look at the Washington Commanders training camp open practice schedule, and some key storylines heading into the summer.

Washington Commanders training camp schedule

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Washington Commanders training camp begins on Thursday, July 26. Practices will run for several hours, with multiple joint practices mixed in. Here’s Washington’s training camp schedule at OrthoVirginia Training Center at Commanders Park in Ashburn, Virginia.

  • July 27 – Open practice begins at 9 AM
  • July 28 – Open practice begins at 9 AM
  • July 29 – Back together Saturday – Open practice begins at 9 AM
  • Aug. 1 – Open practice begins at 9 AM
  • Aug. 2 – Open practice begins at 9 AM
  • Aug. 3 – Open practice begins at 9 AM
  • Aug. 8 – Salute Day – Open practice begins at 9 AM
  • Aug. 9 – Kids Day – Open practice begins at 9 AM
  • Aug. 13 – Open practice begins at 9 AM
  • Aug. 14 – Open practice begins at 9 AM
  • Aug. 18 – Open practice begins at 9 AM
  • Aug. 19 – Open practice begins at 9 AM

Top storylines for Washington Commanders training camp

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Can Sam Howell evolve into being the man for Washington Commanders

There is a lot being thrust on the shoulders of former fifth-round pick Sam Howell and with little playing time in regular season games. However, it might be the perfect scenario for the former North Carolina standout because the expectations are low, he got to ride the bench and learn for most of last season and begins his starter journey under the tutelage of one of the most respected offensive coordinators in the sport.

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What will be Eric Bienemy’s influence on the offense?

Speaking of the offensive coordinator, Eric Bienemey enters this situation with a chip on his shoulder. He again was passed over for a head coaching role, and now there are doubters of how good of a coordinator he really is. Did he benefit from the constant help of Andy Reid or is he the most undervalued coach in the NFL?

This summer is big for the former Kansas City Chiefs OC, especially since he is now one of the highest-paid non-head coaches in the league.

Could a defensive star be traded away this summer?

There have been rumblings for months about Daron Payne or Montez Sweat possibly being on the trade block. Yet both enter training camp still a member of the Washington Commanders. It will be interesting to see if they are traded before the start of the season or held on to as a potential deadline chip. As well as how that affects their efforts in camp.

Ron Rivera’s scorching hot seat

Ron Rivera has not been terrible as the Commanders’ head coach, but he hasn’t been great either. The team has hovered around .500 for three seasons but with new owners looking to make a major shift from the Daniel Snyder era, a 9-8 season likely won’t cut it.

Rivera needs to create momentum heading into the season and that starts during the Commanders training camp.

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FAQ for Commanders training camp

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Where is Commanders training camp 2023?

Washington Commanders training camp this summer will be held at the OrthoVirginia Training Center at Commanders Park. It has been the site of their summer practices for the previous two years.

Can fans go to Commanders training camp?

Yes, fans can attend 12 practices in person this year. Tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis and can be found on the team’s website.

How much does it cost to go to Commanders training camp?

Tickets to go to Washington Commanders training camp are completely free. However, the faster you can jump on them the better because they can sell out quickly.

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