mini·camp | \-ˌkamp \

Definition of minicamp 

: a special abbreviated training camp for football players held usually in the spring or early summer

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Smith has been shooting well in drills at minicamp. Keith Pompey,, "Sixers' first-round pick Zhaire Smith signs contract, officially joins roster," 2 July 2018 Privacy - Terms Next week Borrego will oversee a minicamp in preparation for summer league in Las Vegas. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Q&A: New coach James Borrego on his vision for Hornets, what's impressed him so far.," 28 June 2018 Without Thomas in minicamp, Seattle’s usual starting safety duo consisted of Bradley McDougald at free safety and Delano Hill at strong. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Ron Parker’s signing in Atlanta may show that Seahawks are content with their depth at safety," 25 June 2018 USA TODAY Sports New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told reporters Wednesday at an owners' meeting in Atlanta that he's been in touch with Tom Brady and expects the 40-year-old quarterback to be on hand for the team's minicamp in June. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "Patriots' Robert Kraft not worried about Tom Brady's OTA absence, says he'll be at minicamp," 23 May 2018 Also, check out highlights of Barrett's minicamp in the video above. Tim Bielik,, "How J.T. Barrett performed at Saints rookie minicamp: Buckeye Breakfast," 14 May 2018 West Alabama cornerback Malcolm Butler's NFL career started with an invitation to try out at the New England Patriots' rookie minicamp in May 2014. Mark Inabinett,, "Malcolm Butler leaving New England Patriots in free agency, reports indicate," 13 Mar. 2018 The Padres’ minicamp for top prospects not in camp doesn’t begin until Wednesday. Jeff Sanders,, "A healthy Matt Strahm fitting in at Padres camp," 17 Feb. 2018 Current Time 0:00 / Duration 3:50 Carolina Panthers minicamp recap: Here’s what's coming at training camp Advertisement Carolina Panthers minicamp concluded June 14, 2018 after three days in the heat. Mike Reader, charlotteobserver, "‘You’re the best.’ The Panthers’ Sir Purr and his video really are, vote NFL mascots.," 13 July 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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