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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Still, the Bears finished minicamp last week expressing confidence in their direction and a seemingly unanimous belief in their most important leaders — Nagy and Mitch Trubisky. Dan Wiederer,, "After an energized offseason, what are the Bears' expectations in 2018?," 14 June 2018 Stafford said that line 14 times in his five-minute media session following day three of the Detroit Lions’ minicamp Thursday afternoon. George Stoia, Detroit Free Press, "Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions focused on 'getting better'," 7 June 2018 The 76ers’ summer league minicamp came to a close Wednesday with a final practice in Camden. Sarah Todd,, "Sixers' summer league preview: Which players could stand out in Las Vegas?," 5 July 2018 Rivers, defensive tackle Brandon Mebane and offensive tackle Russell Okung were all given the final day of minicamp off for being veterans. Dan Woike,, "Derwin James one of many defensive additions who could be a difference-maker on the Chargers' defense," 14 June 2018 Luck threw several passes during the open portion of the Colts’ three-day minicamp on Tuesday. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Behold, Andrew Luck is finally throwing a football again," 12 June 2018 The Houston Texans are going through veteran minicamp this week, which means the fun and relaxation of the offseason is just about over. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "How Texans players spent their offseason, according to Instagram," 11 June 2018 WR Kayaune Ross feels more comfortable in year two at UK Jon Hale/The Courier-Journal LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Former Kentucky football wide receiver Kayaune Ross has earned a longer look with the Indianapolis Colts after the team's rookie minicamp tryout. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Indianapolis Colts fans, meet former Kentucky receiver Kayaune Ross," 18 May 2018 After Tuesday's practice session at Steelers minicamp, Brown addressed his concerns. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Antonio Brown blames media 'pressure' for his absence from Steelers OTAs," 12 June 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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