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 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - NFL rookies are ditching their textbooks for playbooks and getting their first taste of what it'll be like playing for paychecks instead of school pride.
Twenty-three teams wrapped up their three-day rookie camps Sunday. The others held theirs last week.
Until now, football was their pastime; now it's their profession.
NFL teams give their draft picks and college free agents a head start before veterans return Monday for the start of ``Phase 3'' offseason workouts that feature OTAs, or ``Organized Team Activities.''
For players, it's their first chance to see what the pros are all about. Coaches get their first look at the new crop of college players their personnel departments have studied for months.
As Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said, ``It's like opening a present at Christmas time.''
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