Eleven veterans and two top draft picks failed to report to the Philadelphia Eagles' training camp in West Chester, Pa., yesterday because of contract disputes.
It was the highest number of no-shows ever for an Eagles camp. Twelve veterans reported.
Five of the absentees, including all-pro receiver Mike Quick, have asked to be traded and the others are either free agents, are in the option years of their contracts or want to renegotiate contracts. The missing draft picks are No. 1 Kevin Allen, an offensive tackle, and No. 4 Greg Naron, offensive guard.
The veterans who have asked to be traded are running back Wilbert Montgomery, free safety Wes Hopkins, linebacker Joel Williams and defensive end Dennis Harrison. The unsigned free agents are cornerback Herman Edwards, tackle Leonard Mitchell and wide receiver Melvin Hoover.
Norman Braman, who bought the National Football League club during the offseason from Leonard Tose, has angered players with his policy of refusing to renegotiate contracts or to allow two big-money contracts signed before he became owner to serve as yardsticks.
Packers: Announced defensive end Mike Butler, who played high school football at Coolidge in the District of Columbia, is returning to the team after two years with the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL and that tackle Terry Jones has been lost for the season following surgery on an Achilles' tendon.
Dolphins: The absence of the team's top three quarterbacks has been called by Coach Don Shula the most disruptive situation he has faced in 23 years of coaching.
Starter Dan Marino, who walked out of camp Thursday in a dispute over the renegotiation of his contract and returned home to Pittsburgh, joined Don Strock and Jim Jensen on the missing list. The only quarterbacks in camp now are Bryan Clark and Lou Pagley.
Bears: Seven veterans -- led by linebacker Mike Singletary and defensive end Richard Dent -- were no-shows, as was No. draft choice William Perry of Clemson. All are involved in contract disputes. In Perry's case, negotiations have "totally broken down," according to his agent, Jim Steiner, who added Bears General Manager told him that Perry "will never play for the Chicago Bears."
Bengals: Reported running back Charles Alexander suffered a spiral fracture of the middle finger of his left hand during afternoon practice. A spokesman said the hand will be in a cast for several weeks.
Raiders: Greg Pruitt, who came to the team three years ago as a kickoff and punt return specialist, retired after failing a physical examination.
Cowboys: Former Cowboys receiver Doug Donley has announced he is retiring from professional football because of shoulder and hamstring problems.
Browns: Unhappy linebacker Chip Banks showed up late at camp in Kirtland, Ohio. Banks has been at odds with management since the team's unsuccessful effort to trade him to the Buffalo Bills this spring.
Bills: Seven-year tackle Fred Smerlas, an all-pro from 1980 through 1983 -- sprained his left knee and will be out for at least three weeks, the team announced.
Jets: Starting offensive tackles Marvin Powell and Reggie McElroy were no-shows when the team's veterans reported to camp in Hempstead, N.Y.
Falcons: Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported team's top draft pick, offensive lineman Bill Fralic, signed a four-year contract worth $7.75 million this week.