NFL Europe training camps open this weekend

The NFL offseason features islands of activity to pass the time until training camps. The scouting combine is in the books and the draft is nearly two months away, so in between the NFL turns its attention to Tampa, Fla. where NFL Europe opens training camp this weekend.<p>

Players allocated to the developmental league arrive in Florida for orientation beginning Friday. Most offensive positions begin training camp Friday, while defensive positions and offensive linemen report Sunday.

After passing camp and kicking camps opening Monday, the first full-squad practices will begin Wednesday. Combined practices and game-condition scrimmages are scheduled for mid-march. Teams depart for Europe later in the month, with opening day set for April 3.

The Packers' allocated players are:

Amsterdam Admirals: FB Kris Briggs, CB Derek Combs, TE Tony Donald, LB Steve Josue, WR Corey Parchman.

Cologne Centurions: CB Erwin Swiney, DE Cullen Jenkins, DE Eric Ppowell.

Frankfurt Galaxy:T Jason Jimenez, WR Wilson Thomas, LB Ralph Turner.

Rhein Fire: RB Walter Williams. WR Shockmain Davis, signed by the Packers last week, has also been allocated to the NFLEL.

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