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2013 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

The road to Super Bowl XLVIII begins this week with the start of training camps across the country
2013 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

It has been more than five long, football-free months since the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. But rejoice NFL fans, because the country's most popular sport will be back soon. While the 2013 season doesn't officially kick off until Sept. 5, the start of training camps this week serves as the first real reminder that the NFL is back in business.

12 NFL Running Backs on the Hot Seat in 2013

Darren McFadden needs to show he can stay healthy and produce this season
12 NFL Running Backs on the Hot Seat in 2013

While the term "hot seat" is typically associated with head coaches and their job security, they are not the only ones who feel the heat during an NFL season. Along those lines, the official "start" to the 2013 season is less than a month away, as training camps will open and the battle for roster spots begins anew among the players.

Early 2014 NFL Draft Rankings

Athlon takes a very early look at who could have their name called in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
<p> Athlon takes a very early look at who could have their name called in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.</p>

The 2013 NFL Draft is in the books.

Some fans, in Minnesota and St. Louis for example, should be ecstatic about their new toys (Sharrif Floyd, Tavon Austin) while others, in Cleveland, Dallas or Oakland perhaps, might be wondering what just happened in New York. So while more than 250 bright-eyed and bushy-tailed prospects prepare for the long summer trek from being a draft pick to making an NFL roster, the next wave of college stars are already preparing themselves for the 2014 NFL Draft.

And so is Athlon Sports.

2013 NFL Free Agency Winners

Atlanta, Denver and Miami are among the teams that have fared best in free agency
<p> 2013 NFL Free Agency Winners</p>

When it comes to winners in free agency, hopeful Super Bowl contenders Atlanta, Denver, Houston and Seattle each made big moves to improve their respective rosters. The new coaching staffs in Chicago, Kansas City and Philadelphia also didn’t waste any time putting their stamps on their teams, while Miami, Minnesota and Tennessee made aggressive moves to address areas of need.

Related: 2013 NFL Free Agency Losers

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