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Early insights from training camps

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Originally Published: July 27, 2014
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Camps are underway, and seasons are being shaped.

This is the third year of full training camps under the new collective bargaining agreement. In 2011, the league was coming off the lockout, so camps were short. Although they might not like it, coaches continue to adjust to the limits of what they can do. Padded practices are weekly, not daily. There are no two-a-days.

As a result, coaches aren't pushing players who have minor injuries. If there is a doubt about a player's ...

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