WHERE: Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky.
WHO'S NEW: A more apropos phrasing would be "What's new?" Answer: Everything. And it starts with new Coach Marvin Lewis, who was given near-autonomy in day-to-day football operations. Lewis seems to have a plan for a franchise that has long been without one.
THE BUZZ: There are quite a few people in the league who believe the Bengals have been talented enough the past few years to contend for the postseason spot they've been missing since 1991. With a new coach, new attitude and new future quarterback in No. 1 overall pick Carson Palmer, at least there is reason for optimism at training camp.
2002 RECORD: 9-7 (AFC wild card).
WHEN: July 21 (rookies); July 24 (veterans).
WHERE: Cleveland Browns Training Facility, Berea, Ohio.
WHO'S NEW: C Jeff Faine, the team's first-round pick, will start from Day 1. Unfortunately for the salary cap-strapped Browns, they could do little on the free-agent market, unless you count slow LB Barry Gardner, formerly of Philadelphia. We don't.
THE BUZZ: They did nicely to squeak into the playoffs last year, but the story of camp will be bust-in-waiting Tim Couch trying to hold off wonder-backup Kelly Holcomb (429 yards, 3 touchdowns in playoff loss at Pittsburgh) for the No. 1 quarterback spot.
2002 RECORD: 5-11.
WHEN: July 25.
WHERE: Alamodome & San Antonio Riverwalk Marriott, San Antonio, Texas.
WHO'S NEW: Jerry Jones went fishing for a new coach and landed the Big Tuna. Armed with two Super Bowl rings, Bill Parcells takes over a franchise that has gone 5-11 three straight seasons. In stops with the New York Giants, New England Patriots and New York Jets, Parcells had three losing records in 15 years, and never consecutive ones.
THE BUZZ: The Cowboys have neither a proven quarterback (Chad Hutchinson or Quincy Carter) nor running back (overweight Troy Hambrick) to go with a mediocre defense. That said, Parcells took over a Jets team that had gone 1-15 the year before and went 9-7. At 61, and away from the sidelines for three years, does he still have the magic touch?
2002 RECORD: 9-7.
WHEN: July 24.
WHERE: Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Centre, Englewood, Colo.
WHO'S NEW: We'll find out if QB Jake Plummer was merely another star waiting to shine in Arizona's wasteland. Mike Shanahan wagered a reported $40 million -- including $13 million guaranteed -- that Plummer is the guy to get the Broncos back in gear.