mini·​camp | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌkamp How to pronounce minicamp (audio) \

Definition of minicamp

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

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Slay, who did not take part in the first practice of Lions minicamp Thursday after he was placed on the non-football injury list, spent six minutes talking with reporters about his contact situation, future and goals for this fall. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' Darius Slay: 'Everyone in the world knows' I'm underpaid," 25 July 2019 The rehabilitation and recovery from that procedure kept Miller off the field for most of organized team activities and then minicamp in June. Dan Wiederer,, "Sunday storylines: Anthony Miller’s restlessness, Eddy Pineiro’s range and the takeaway task for the Bears defense," 12 Sep. 2019 But through minicamp and OTAs and training camp, Keenum was the first quarterback with the first-team offense. Les Carpenter, The Denver Post, "Case Keenum is an unwanted QB who keeps winning jobs. He “wouldn’t have it any other way.”," 5 Sep. 2019 This was after the Browns were raving about Callaway during OTAs and minicamp. Scott Patsko,, "19 Browns questions in need of answers as the 2019 season begins," 5 Sep. 2019 Smith, a four-time first-team All-Pioneer Football League selection, who set a Dayton record for punting average (45.4 yards) as a senior in 2018, attended rookie minicamp with the Ravens in the spring. Jonas Shaffer,, "Ravens sign punter Sean Smith, two days after trading Kaare Vedvik," 13 Aug. 2019 Teller told the Buffalo News as the Bills wrapped up mandatory minicamp in June. Mary Kay Cabot,, "Browns trade for Wyatt Teller, Bills guard, give up 5th- and 6th-rounders in 2020," 29 Aug. 2019 Indianapolis continues to be cautious with the calf strain that Luck suffered during summer workouts and forced him to miss organized team activities and the team’s mandatory minicamp. Joel A. Erickson, Indianapolis Star, "Andrew Luck sits out most of Colts' first training-camp practice," 25 July 2019 Pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue, disgruntled about a lack of a contract extension, subjected himself to more than $88,000 in fines by skipping mandatory minicamp this past week. Ben Volin,, "NFL teams take care of last-minute business prior to vacation," 15 June 2019

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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