Kellen Winslow Jr.'s agent rejected a contract offer -- potentially worth at least $40 million -- from the Cleveland Browns on Friday that would make him the highest paid tight end in NFL history.
Winslow, the No. 6 overall pick in April's NFL draft, was not on the field as the Browns opened training camp.
"The most disappointed guy is Kellen for not being here from the beginning with his teammates," coach Butch Davis said.
The Browns are hoping to avoid a lengthy holdout with Winslow, the former University of Miami star. In an unusual move designed to put pressure on Winslow's agent, Kevin Poston, Browns President John Collins released a statement to announce that the Browns had made their "best offer" to Winslow.
In other NFL news, the Chicago Bears expect middle linebacker Brian Urlacher's strained right hamstring to be healed in time for him to start the season opener. Urlacher, hurt in the Bears' first training camp workout Wednesday, will be out four to six weeks.