NFL fans have been waiting for this time of year to scrutinize what players are doing in camp and make bold predictions about the upcoming season based on performances in shorts and helmets.
Up and at 'em. Ready to go. Each day is pivotal.
For some NFL players, eh, not so much.
While OTAs and minicamps are crucial for rookies and unproven players, they're just another link in the chain for veterans. As a result, some players opt to skip offseason activities for various reasons.
And yes, most of the time, those reasons have to do with money.
Here are 10 NFL players that have made waves by sitting out of minicamp thus far in 2012.