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Commissioner’s camp trip starts with the champs

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Hall of Fame coach John Madden plan to tour several training camps this year. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Friday, via Twitter, that the visits will commence on August 2, when Goodell and Madden visit the Saints.

They’ll take the Madden cruiser to Philly the next day. And they’ll visit the Ravens and Redskins on August 4, the Steelers and Browns on August 5, and the Colts on August 7.

The trip to Terre Haute (or wherever the Colts currently hold their camp . . . it’s early on a Saturday and I’m too lazy to look it up) will occur during Hall of Fame weekend. Goodell and Madden will attend Hall of Fame events on Friday, August 6, and he’ll return for the Saturday night induction ceremony in Canton.

Aiello said that Goodell plans to meet with players, coaches, and fans during the training camp trips.

Though the Goodell-Madden pairing isn’t quite as extreme as Felix and Oscar, we’ve got a feeling that cameras will capture a few of the lighter moments on the bus for eventual display on NFL Network.