NFL Minicamps Open Today

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Well, most of them. Some teams held minicamps last week, and others hit minicamp next week. But today, 23 NFL teams hit their practice fields for mandatory minicamp today. For the next three days, coaches will get their first look at the players who hope to make their squads for the start of the 2013-14 NFL season.

The biggest minicamp story has to be Tim Tebow joining the New England Patriots. But there are other storylines to watch, too.

Robert Griffin III looks to get back to his old self after a season of brutal injuries. SI's Peter King reports that RGIII is recovering from knee surgery and plans to be ready to go for the start of the Redskins' season on September 9.

Receiver Wes Welker takes his first reps six years not wearing a Patriots uniform. He signed with the Denver Broncos in the offseason and will be fielding passes from one of the Patriots' arch-enemies, quarterback Peyton Manning. "I feel like I can be myself a little more for sure," Welker told Yahoo! Sports about playing in Denver. "All they told me was 'Just be yourself.'"

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had minor knee surgery last week, but the team still expects him to be ready to go for training camp in July. According to the team, the surgery was done to fix some "slight discomfort" in his meniscus. "This surgery will have no long-term effects on his health," coach Mike Tomlin said.

Defending Super Bowl champions the Baltimore Ravens head into minicamp with a much different look. The Ravens secured quarterback Joe Flacco to a rich six-year contract, but they lost Ray Lewis to retirement, receiver Anquan Boldin was traded to the 49ers, Bernard Pollard was released, and Ed Reed signed with the Texans. 

The NFL season kicks off on September 5. What do you think will be the storylines to watch as teams get ready for action? 

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The greatest minicamp tale has to be Tim Tebow becoming a member of the New Britain Patriots. But there are other tale lines to look at too.. Des Moines Fitness

i cant wait to see how the texans pull off a amasing season with new defenders including ed reed and new wide reviever deandre hopkins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redskins all the way

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