Camp has an odd charm for Briggs

Lance Briggs is embracing all the aspects of football -- even the most arduous one

Updated: August 9, 2010, 3:55 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- There was not a lot of room for interpretation. To anyone with sweat glands on a recent afternoon at Olivet Nazarene University, it was another chokingly muggy day in August. To Bears players, it was the backdrop of another training camp, traditionally the least pleasant aspect of the football season.

So what was Lance Briggs doing with a contented smile, strolling through campus like a recent retiree on the back nine at Pebble Beach?

Entering his ...

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