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Teams spoken to about player safety

Updated: July 28, 2011, 5:52 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- NFL doctors and experts in heat-related illnesses spoke with each team this week. The message, delivered loud and clear: practice caution.

These mandatory conference calls assume greater importance because of the 4½-month lockout that ended Monday. Offseason workouts and minicamps were eliminated by the work stoppage.

"We don't know where these people are coming from, and normally they would be in their team's facility for four months training," said Dr. Douglas J. ...

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