Among the many problems caused by the NFL lockout is the fact that it has forced teams to adjust training camp plans. Both of New York’s other teams (Jets and Giants) have moved their training camps from their traditional college locations back to their own practice facilities.
The Bills have in recent years held training camp at St. John Fisher College near Rochester. But will the Bills be the next team to cancel their training camp?
Nope. Or at least not according to a report by the Associated Press.
According to the report, a person with direct knowledge of the Buffalo Bills’ plans says the team is on track to open training camp in suburban Rochester within two weeks, barring a breakdown in labor talks.
This is great news. Even though I am certainly not a big fan of St. John Fisher College – I graduated from Fisher’s Empire 8 Conference rival Ithaca College – I think holding training camps in smaller towns is a cool thing. I’m not sure if the NFL teams really get much out of it, so it’s really one of the few generous things the NFL does for its fans. I’m glad Buffalo management decided to stick it out and keep camp at Fisher.