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Monday, August 16, 2010
BBAO: Camps winding down

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

One sign that we're getting closer to the start of the regular season: By the end of this week, half of our NFC North teams will have broken training camp.

The Minnesota Vikings, in fact, broke camp last week and will resume practicing Monday in Eden Prairie, Minn. The Chicago Bears' final day at Olivet Nazarene University is Friday.

The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers both hold training camp at their permanent training facilities and thus have more flexible schedules. Officially, the Lions break camp Aug. 25. The Packers' final day of two-a-day practices is Aug. 19, but they will continue holding public practices through Aug. 31.

It should be a busy week. If you haven't already caught up on Week 1 of the preseason, please see this handy one-stop review. Afterward, take a spin around the division: