With practices over, players try to stay ready for camp

AP

Normally, Larry Fitzgerald’s Minnesota camp of motivated football players has a set end date.  This year, it will go in indefinitely.

“Until they call us back, I’ll be here. I’ll be here in Minnesota,” Fitzgerald told Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

More than 30 NFL players were there last week working out.  They are part of a group of NFL players in limbo, waiting for the call to find out when training camp will start.

In Denver, a pair of players groups have merged under the direction of a local sports performance trainer.  Mike Klis of the Denver Post writes that 45-50 players including some Broncos like Tim Tebow were there early this week.   Roughly half a dozen Broncos were doing some light football work a a local high school.

While most of the full-scale players-only football practices have wrapped up, players are still getting together during July, which is usually a vacation period for players and coaches.

This is anything but a normal year.  The players that keep up their fitness level throughout this purgatory period figure to get an edge in September.