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August 28, 2000
In his first full NFL training camp defensive end Lamar King has become a popular source for reporters seeking comment on the holdout of first-round draft pick Chris McIntosh. "My advice to Chris is to get into camp," King said in early August, "because you can't learn when you're sitting at home." He should know. A first-round choice in 1999, King held out for two weeks last summer, effectively sabotaging his season. This year, however, King will assume a much larger role. He will line up mostly at end but will shift to tackle on passing downs, allowing Chad Brown to rush the passer. "Lamar's a 300-pounder who moves like he's 270," says fellow end Michael Sinclair. "He's explosive, he's smart. The only thing he's lacking is playing time." Not anymore.
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August 28, 2000

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In his first full NFL training camp defensive end Lamar King has become a popular source for reporters seeking comment on the holdout of first-round draft pick Chris McIntosh. "My advice to Chris is to get into camp," King said in early August, "because you can't learn when you're sitting at home." He should know. A first-round choice in 1999, King held out for two weeks last summer, effectively sabotaging his season. This year, however, King will assume a much larger role. He will line up mostly at end but will shift to tackle on passing downs, allowing Chad Brown to rush the passer. "Lamar's a 300-pounder who moves like he's 270," says fellow end Michael Sinclair. "He's explosive, he's smart. The only thing he's lacking is playing time." Not anymore.

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