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Tip Sheet: LTs' summer of opportunity

Training camps crucial proving grounds for a crop of untested left tackles

Originally Published: July 30, 2010
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

For all but 14 starts of the past 12 seasons, Flozell Adams protected the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, a half-dozen of them at last count. The club released him in April to avoid paying the durable 35-year-old left tackle a $2.5 million roster bonus and a 2010 base salary of $5 million.

Enter three-year veteran Doug Free, who started the final seven games at right tackle in 2009. Free has only modest experience on the left side, but he is the favorite to beat out Alex ...

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