mini·​camp | \ -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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Borrego said during a four-day minicamp at Spectrum Center that the players already part of the training camp roster will get heavy minutes in Las Vegas. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte Hornets tip off summer league with hope ... and these 10 things to watch," 5 July 2018 Irving was away from the Cowboys most of the offseason tending to personal issues before showing up for the mandatory three-day minicamp that ended Thursday. Schuyler Dixon, Houston Chronicle, "Cowboys DL David Irving banned 4 games for 2nd straight year," 15 June 2018 Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team was informed Monday that Jones will not be present when the three-day minicamp opens on Tuesday. Charles Odum,, "Julio Jones will skip Falcons' minicamp," 11 June 2018 Dolphins coach Adam Gase wasn’t pleased with his offense’s performance Tuesday, the first day of Miami’s three-day minicamp. Chris Perkins,, "Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill showcasing knowledge in offseason workouts," 5 June 2018 All this happened on Tuesday, the first day of the Dolphins' three-day minicamp. Armando Salguero, miamiherald, "Miami Dolphins offense might have a 'problem' unseen by team in years," 5 June 2018 Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez and Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah made his first comments of the offseason Tuesday during the start of the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' Ziggy Ansah practices little, dodges contract questions," 5 June 2018 Both Clapp and cornerback Natrell Jamerson, a fifth-round pick, aid the three-day rookie minicamp helped prepare them for OTAs, but these practices are another step to ready them for training camp this summer. Josh Katzenstein,, "Saints rookies adjusting to NFL practices in OTAs," 25 May 2018 Kuechly sat out OTAs and minicamp for the second time since 2016 due to shoulder surgery, with his left shoulder being operated on in two years ago and this year having his right done. Jonathan Jones,, "NFC South Offseason Report Cards: Bucs, Saints Boost Defense; Falcons Brace for Negotiations with Julio Jones," 26 June 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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