In recent years, the NFL offseason has taken on a life of its own.
Between the draft, free agency, trades and other forms of coach and player movement, the offseason provides diehard football fans with plenty of entertainment with which to pass the time between the Super Bowl and the start of the new season.
Fortunately, fans do not have much time left to pass, as the 2013 regular season is virtually right around the corner.
However, the offseason still has one round of excitement left to offer.
We're talking about training camp, where teams are forged, future stars emerge and players battle it out in the heat of summer for the right to represent their respective teams on the field of play.
Training camp battles can be one of the most exciting aspects of the entire offseason, and this year has plenty of them to offer.
Some battles are sure to be short-lived. Others, however, are likely to drag on until the start of the regular season.