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This is an article from the Aug. 10, 2009 issue
The sun broke through the clouds over the campus of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff last Friday as the Cardinals ran a play on the first day of their training camp. Last week teams throughout the NFL began preparing in earnest for the 2009 season (page 42).
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw through a light rain on Sunday at the champs' camp in Latrobe, Pa. Roethlisberger ranks No. 17 among quarterbacks in SI's Fantasy Football Preview for 2009 (page 52).
Vikings running backs strained against resistance bands attached to footballs during a practice session in Mankato, Minn., last Friday. The drill is designed to train them to keep possession of the ball.
Third-year Seahawks wide receiver Jordan Kent leaped to catch a pass from rookie quarterback Mike Teel last Saturday at the team's camp in Renton, Wash., on the edge of Lake Washington.