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Training camps, who needs 'em? Certainly not players

Updated: September 15, 2006, 4:28 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

Ah, training camp, both a grueling test and a renewal rite. Wipe the cobwebs off the equipment bag. Ask the guy at the next stall how the wife and children are because you haven't seen him in months. Call anyone you don't recognize, "Kid." And implement the plan:

1. By the first game on the long preseason schedule that looks like a tour for a second-tier band, sweat out all the beer consumed during a summer of painting the barn, fishing and playing golf.

2. Be in shape ...

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