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Fever Start Training Camp, Have Exhibition Game Thursday

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Training camp is officially underway in the Tri-Cities and the Fever are off and running.

Late Sunday afternoon, the Fever began Camp with a 3-hour practice. It was a tough way for players to begin fighting for a roster spot.

Only 7 members from last year's team were brought back to compete for jobs, including starting quarterback Houston Lillard.

Tri-Cities will run 2-a-days all the way up until Thursday, when the Fever kick off with a scrimmage against Wenatchee Valley.

First things first, players just catching their breath after a tough go Sunday.

"It was definitely a long practice today," said receiver Steven Whitehead. "It was a long day. We got up early today, we got to meet the fans in the Tri-Cities. The tempo today was great, guys were in their right and natural positions and everything went well."

"Today was a long day," said Lillard. "We had to do a lot of ups and downs. But, I know I have work to do and I know we have work to do as a team."

"We ran the guys hard tonight," said Coach Shackleford. "We went almost three hours. We did a lot of things typically you don't do in the indoor game. Typically, you don't practice this long. We're going to ask a lot of these guys these next couple days."