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FROM CBA TO SPF Two-a-days are a thing of the past, but when training camps finally opened last weekend
players quickly learned that the NFL's new labor deal did nothing to dim the blazing summer sun. The defending AFC-champion Steelers got back to work in Latrobe, Pa., the home of Rolling Rock beer. This month, however, overheated players and fans might find a drink named after Latrobe's favorite son more refreshing: the Arnold Palmer.
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BACK ON THE BALL Eagles camp is packed with stars—the team added four Pro Bowlers, including free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha
to its defense last week—but Michael Vick (right) is still the center of the Philly universe. Vick no longer has to worry about backup Kevin Kolb (traded to Arizona) stewing behind him, but there is a new QB in his orbit. This year he'll mentor Vince Young, whom the Eagles also signed last week.
Photograph by Damian Strohmeyer
EXTRA MAYO Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo brought a loved—and a gloved—one to camp in Foxborough: his one-year-old daughter, Chya. The fourth-year veteran, who led New England in tackles last season, will have some help on D this year thanks to another fresh face that showed up in camp: defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth, who arrived in a trade from Washington.