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Bengals training camp 2017 dates and times for open practices

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Here’s everything you need to know about Bengals training camp in 2017.

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Football fields around America are quiet and empty right now. Soon, however, they’ll be filled with some of the best athletes in the world when NFL training camps begin.

This year, the Cincinnati Bengals will open camp on July 28th as they embark on their 2017 campaign. Prior to that, the rookies report to Cincinnati on July 25th and the veterans on the 27th. Wins and losses may not be an official stat until the regular season begins, but the foundation of games begins in training camp, which is once again open for Bengals fans to watch as their favorite players get ready for the season.

All practices, which will take place at Paul Brown Stadium, also offer fans opportunities to obtain free player autographs. And as usual, the Bengals will hold a Family Day practice on Saturday, Aug. 5. This session features child-friendly activities including inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, pictures with team mascot Who Dey and an NFL Play 60 Activity Zone.

In total, 10 training camp practices will be open to the public. The duration of each practice is estimated at one hour and 45 minutes (unless otherwise noted), but that’s subject to change by the coaching staff. All practices will take place on the practice fields just west of Paul Brown Stadium, unless otherwise noted. The grass fields have bleacher seating for 1,250 fans, plus additional standing room along the sidelines.

Here are the dates and times for them (all times in EST):

FRIDAY, JULY 28

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 29

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 30

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 31

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUG. 3

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUG. 4

Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUG. 5 (FAMILY DAY AT PAUL BROWN STADIUM)

Gates open at noon

Practice begins at 1 p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 7

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 8

Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Practice begins at 3 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9

Gates open at 2:45 p.m.

Practice begins at 3:15 p.m. (practice time estimated 45 minutes)

*Note: As of July 31, the Thursday, Aug. 10 practice has been made closed to the public and the Bengals added a public practice on Tuesday, Aug. 8.