NFL PREVIEW \ Training camps open



CLEVELAND (6-10)
Camp opens: Wednesday, BereaImportant additions: C LeCharles Bentley, OT Kevin Shaffer, WR Joe Jurevicius, LB Willie McGinest, DL Ted Washington, P Dave Zastudil, TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (back from injuries), rookie LB Kamerion WimbleyImportant losses: QB Trent Dilfer, WR Antonio Bryant, C Jeff Faine, OT L.J. Shelton, TE Aaron Shea, LB Kenard Lang, LB Ben Taylor
PITTSBURGH (11-5)
Camp opens: Friday, Latrobe, Pa.Important additions: WR Santonio Holmes, S Ryan Clark, WR Willie Reed, S Anthony SmithImportant losses: RB Jerome Bettis, S Chris Hope, WR Antwaan Randle El, DL Kimo von Oelhoffen
CINCINNATI (11-5)
Camp opens: Saturday, Georgetown, Ky.Important additions: S Dexter Jackson, DT Sam Adams, WR Antonio ChatmanImportant losses: QB Jon Kitna, TE Matt Schobel, DE Duane Clemons
BALTIMORE (6-10)
Camp opens: Friday, Westminster, Md.Important additions: QB Steve McNair, RB Mike Anderson, DE Trevor Price, S Gerome Sapp, DT Justin BannanImportant losses: RB Chester Taylor, S Will Demps, DE Anthony Weaver, S Chad Williams, P Dave Zastudil, DT Maake Kemoeatu.
BUFFALO (5-11)
Camp opens: Friday, Pittsford, N.Y.Important additions: WR Peerless Price, DT Larry Tripplett, TE Robert Royal, C Melvin Fowler, first-round draft pick S Donte Whitner and offensive coordinator Steve FairchildImportant losses: WR Eric Moulds was traded to Houston. Team released DT Sam Adams, S Lawyer Milloy, TE Mark Campbell and OT Mike Williams
DENVER (13-3)
Camp opens: Thursday, Englewood, Colo.Important additions: WR Javon Walker, DL Kenard Lang, QB Jay Cutler, assistant head coach Mike HeimerdingerImportant losses: RB Mike Anderson, DE Trevor Pryce and TE Jeb Putzier were all jettisoned in a salary cap dump, but biggest losses may be those of offensive coordinator Ted Kubiak, who left to coach the Texans, and assistant GM Rick Smith, who joined him in Houston
HOUSTON (2-14)
Camp opens: Friday, HoustonImportant additions: DE Mario Williams (No. 1 draft pick), WR Eric Moulds, LB DeMeco Ryans (second-round pick), DT Anthony Weaver, TE Jeb Putzier, new coaching staff.Important losses: DE Gary Walker, FS Marcus Coleman, backup QB Tony Banks
INDIANAPOLIS (14-2)
Camp opens: July 30, Terre Haute, Ind.Important additions: K Adam Vinatieri, RB Joseph Addai, CB Tim JenningsImportant losses: RB Edgerrin James, Colts' career rushing leader, LB David Thornton, DT Larry Tripplett, K Mike Vanderjagt
JACKSONVILLE (12-4)
Camp opens: Saturday, JacksonvilleImportant additions: CB Brian Williams, LB Nick Greisen, TE Marcedes LewisImportant losses: WR Jimmy Smith abruptly retired in May, leaving little experience at the position. LB Akin Ayodele opted for free agency.
KANSAS CITY (10-6)
Camp opens: Friday, River Falls, Wis.Important additions: Head coach Herman Edwards, a protege of GM Carl Peterson who gave up same job with Jets. First-round pick DL Tamba Hali, OT Kyle Turley, offensive coordinator Mike Solari. By time camp gets going, CB Ty Law could be signed as free agent and RB Priest Holmes should decide whether to retire or back up Larry Johnson.Important losses: FB Tony Richardson, a team leader and superb blocker, G John Welbourn, CB Eric Warfield; Offensive coordinator Al Saunders, chief architect of creative offense that ranked among most productive in league during Vermeil Era, also left.
MIAMI (9-7)
Camp opens: Saturday, Davie, Fla.Important additions: QB Daunte Culpepper, acquired from Minnesota for a draft pick. QB Joey Harrington, rookie DB Jason Allen, DBs Deke Cooper, Will Allen, Andre Goodman, and Renaldo Hill. LBs Sedrick Hodge and Keith Newman, FB Fred Beasley, WR Kelly Campbell, TE Justin Peelle, OTs L.J. Shelton and Mike Pearson, G Bennie AndersonImportant losses: RB Ricky Williams, serving one-year suspension for violations of NFL's substance abuse policy. DBs Sam Madison, Lance Schulters and Tebucky Jones, QB Gus Frerotte, LB Junior Seau
NEW ENGLAND (10-6)
Camp opens: Friday, Foxborough, Mass.Important additions: WR Reche Caldwell, PK Martin Gramatica, CB Eric Warfield, DT Jonathan SullivanImportant losses: PK Adam Vinatieri, LB Willie McGinest, WR David Givens and TE Christian Fauria left via free agency. QB Doug Flutie retired. Defensive coordinator Eric Mangini became head coach of Jets.
NEW YORK JETS (4-12)
Camp opens: Friday, Hempstead, N.Y.Important additions: CB Andre Dyson, DL Kimo von Oelhoffen, OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson, QB Patrick RamseyImportant losses: DE John Abraham, C Kevin Mawae, CB Ty Law
OAKLAND (4-12)
Camp opens: Monday, Napa, Calif.Important additions: Coach Art Shell, QB Aaron Brooks, CB Tyrone Poole, CB Duane Starks, first-round pick S Michael HuffImportant losses: QB Kerry Collins was released after second straight ineffective season. DB Charles Woodson left as free agent after another injury-plagued year. DT Ted Washington and OL Ron Stone were also released, and DB Renaldo Hill and DT Ed Jasper left as free agents.
SAN DIEGO (9-7)
Camp opens: Tuesday, San DiegoImportant additions: S Marlon McCree, TE Brandon Manumaleuna, WR Rashaun WoodsImportant losses: QB Drew Brees injured shoulder in finale and was deemed damaged goods by general manager A.J. Smith. LB Ben Leber, WR Reche Caldwell, CB Sammy Davis
TENNESSEE (4-12)
Camp opens: Friday, Clarksville, Tenn.Important additions: Horrible season gave them third overall pick in draft and they got QB Vince Young, followed by RB LenDale White in second round. LB David Thornton, S Chris Hope, WR David Givens and C Kevin Mawae as free agents.Important losses: QB Steve McNair's 12-year tenure ended after nasty and protracted stalemate over his salary before being traded to Baltimore. LT Brad Hopkins was cut for salary cap reasons, then retired in June after 13 seasons. C Justin Hartwig chose Carolina in free agency over a return, and S Tank Williams was not re-signed.
SAN FRANCISCO (4-12)
Camp opens: Thursday, Santa Clara, Calif.Important additions: TE Vernon Davis, DE Manny Lawson, WR Antonio Bryant, OG Larry Allen, CB Walt Harris, S Chad WilliamsImportant losses: LB Julian Peterson, WR Brandon Lloyd
ARIZONA (5-11)
Camp opens: July 30, Flagstaff, Ariz.Important additions: RB Edgerrin James, QB Matt Leinart, OG Milford Brown, DT Kendrick Clancy, OG Taitusi Lutui.Important losses: Not many. QB Josh McCown, 9-10 as intermittent starter under Green, signed with Detroit after Cardinals expressed no interest in keeping him.
ATLANTA (8-8)
Camp opens: Thursday, Flowery Branch, Ga.Important additions: DE John Abraham was acquired for team's first-round draft pick. SS Lawyer Milloy, FS Chris Crocker and LT Wayne Gandy were other notable veteran additions who should start. CB Jimmy Williams and RB Jerious Norwood were draft picks with best chance to help in 2006. Bill Musgrave is new QB coach. UCLA offensive coordinator Tom Cable was hired as offensive line coach.Important losses: S Bryan Scott was shipped to Saints in the trade for Gandy. Two more safeties, Keion Carpenter and Ronnie Heard, were not re-signed. DE Brady Smith, whose production dipped last season, was released. PK Todd Peterson also was not re-signed. OL coach Jeff Jagodzinski was hired as Green Bay's offensive coordinator.
CAROLINA (11-5)
Camp opens: Saturday, Spartanburg, S.C.Important additions: WR Keyshawn Johnson, LB's Na'il Diggs and Keith Adams, DT Maake Kemoeatu, C Justin HartwigImportant losses: LBs Will Witherspoon and Brandon Short, DT Brentson Buckner, RB Stephen Davis
CHICAGO (11-5)
Camp opens: Thursday, Bourbonnais, Ill.Important additions: QB Brian Griese, DB Dante Wesley, DB Danieal Manning (rookie), DB Rickey Manning Jr.Important losses: DB/KR Jerry Azumah, DB Mike Greene
DALLAS (9-7)
Camp opens: Friday, Oxnard, Calif.Important additions: WR Terrell Owens, K Mike Vanderjagt, LG Kyle Kosier, LB Akin Ayodele, DB Marcus Coleman, RT Jason FabiniImportant losses: LG Larry Allen, WR Keyshawn Johnson and DT La'Roi Glover were released. LB Dat Nguyen retired. TE Dan Campbell wasn't re-signed and offensive play-caller Sean Payton became head coach in New Orleans. Campbell and Nguyen were team captains.
DETROIT (5-11)
Camp opens: Thursday, Allen Park, Mich.Important additions: Coaches Rod Marinelli and Mike Martz, QB Jon Kitna, OG Ross Verba, WR Corey Bradford, LB Ernie Sims, Detroit's first No. 1 pick on defense since 1999.Important losses: QB Joey Harrington, DT Dan Wilkinson, LB Earl Holmes
GREEN BAY (4-12)
Camp opens: Friday, Green Bay, Wis.Important additions: CB Charles Woodson; S Marquand Manuel; DT Ryan Pickett; WR Mark Boerigter. The team hired former San Francisco offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy to replace fired head coach Mike Sherman.Important losses: K Ryan Longwell; WR Javon Walker; C Mike Flanagan; G Grey Ruegamer; WR/KR Antonio Chatman; LB Na'il Diggs
MINNESOTA (9-7)
Camp opens: Thursday, Mankato, Minn.Important additions: New coach Brad Childress. LG Steve Hutchinson, RB Chester Taylor, K Ryan Longwell, rookie LB Chad Greenway. C Matt Birk returns from hernia/hip injuries that kept him out all of 2005 season.Important losses: Trade of injured Daunte Culpepper ended deteriorating relationship with one-time franchise QB. CB Brian Williams was valuable nickel back who became starter when Fred Smoot got hurt and signed as free agent with Jacksonville. WR Nate Burleson, a 1,000-yard receiver in 2004, left for Seattle.
NEW ORLEANS (3-13)
Camp opens: Friday, Jackson, Miss.Important additions: RB Reggie Bush, QB Drew Brees, C Jeff Faine, LB Scott Fujita, LB Anthony Simmons, DT Hollis ThomasImportant losses: C LeCharles Bentley, DE Darren Howard and LB Sedrick Hodge signed elsewhere as free agents; LB James Allen injured his right knee during offseason workouts. LT Wayne Gandy was traded.
NEW YORK GIANTS (11-5)
Camp opens: Friday, Albany, N.Y.Important additions: LB LaVar Arrington, CB Sam Madison, CB R.W. McQuarters and S Will Demps -- all free agents. WR Sinorice Moss, speedy second-round pick.Important losses: DT Kendrick Clancy, CB Will Allen, CB Will Peterson, LB Nick Greisen
PHILADELPHIA (6-10)
Camp opened: July 20, Bethlehem, Pa.Important additions: DE Darren Howard, DT Brodrick Bunkley, LB Shawn Barber, WR Jabar Gaffney, backup QB Jeff GarciaImportant losses: WR Terrell Owens was officially released in off-season after he was kicked off team last November following series of infractions, including criticism of Donovan McNabb.
ST. LOUIS (6-10)
Camp opens: Thursday, St. Louis, Mo.Important additions: LB Will Witherspoon, DT La'Roi Glover, S Corey Chavous, CB Fakhir Brown, LB Raonall Smith, P Matt Turk, QB Gus Frerotte, DT Jason Fisk, CB Tye Hill, the team's first-round draft pick.Important losses: RB Marshall Faulk, a backup the last two seasons behind Steven Jackson, is mulling retirement after another round of off-season surgery on both knees. DT Ryan Pickett, S Adam Archuleta, DT Damione Lewis all signed free agent deals elsewhere.
SEATTLE (13-3)
Camp opens: Friday, Cheney, Wash.Important additions: LB Julian Peterson, WR Nate Burleson, rookie CB Kelly Jennings, DT Russell Davis, OL Tom AshworthImportant losses: All-Pro LG Steve Hutchinson was lost to Minnesota in free agency. Starting S Marquand Manuel signed with Green Bay, 2005 touchdown receiving leader Joe Jurevicius signed with Cleveland, and key blocking TE Ryan Hannam signed with Dallas. Starting CB Andre Dyson was released.
TAMPA BAY (11-5)
Camp opens: Thursday, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.Important additions: G Davin Joseph, LB Jamie Winborn, QB Jay Fiedler, WR David BostonImportant losses: S Dexter Jackson, QB Brian Griese
WASHINGTON (10-6)
Camp opens: July 31, Ashburn, Va.Important additions: Assistant coach Al Saunders, WRs Brandon Lloyd and Antwaan Randle El, S Adam Archuleta, DE Andre Carter, TE Christian Fauria, second-round pick LB Rocky McIntoshImportant losses: LB LaVar Arrington, S Ryan Clark, TE Robert Royal, QB Patrick Ramsey
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