The 49ers and Houston Texans are scheduled to play the final game of the first week of the NFL preseason schedule, which means both teams will have at least one fewer day of practice than other teams.
Per NFL rules, no veteran players (other than quarterbacks) can be required to report to the training camp earlier than 15 days before the team’s first exhibition game. The 49ers are set to play the Texans on Sunday, Aug. 14 at Levi’s Stadium in the exhibition opener for both teams.
The 49ers are scheduled to report to training camp on Saturday, July 30, the NFL announced on Friday. The first practice of training camp under first-year coach Chip Kelly is set for Sunday, July 31. The first padded practice is scheduled for Aug. 2.
Teams are allowed to require rookies and first-year players to report early, but the 49ers have opted to have their entire team report at the same time. The Texans' rookies are scheduled to report July 25, five days ahead of their veterans.
The 49ers are scheduled to have a joint practice with the Texans on Friday, Aug. 12 – two days before the exhibition opener for both teams.
The 49ers’ first regular-season opponent, the Los Angeles Rams, open their exhibition season on Saturday, Aug. 13, against the Dallas Cowboys. Therefore, the Rams are allowed to have one more day of practice than the 49ers. The Rams opted to have their rookies report to training camp on July 27, two days earlier than the full squad.
Click here for the 49ers' tentative training camp schedule.