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Charger fans, it's almost time for training camp

By Dennis Green

The Chargers start training camp on July 25. That means their first game - versus the Panthers - of the 2008 regular season is only seven weeks away.

The team will have a lot to do in the upcoming weeks to prepare for their expected successful season.

Training camp is the time for coming together in a rarified atmosphere. The team, while practicing, meeting and having their meals in their training facility at Chargers Park, is able to focus on key aspects in the development of successful chemistry.

In the NFL, some teams leave their facilities and move temporarily into college campuses for training. In their first 44 years as a professional team,...