Linebacker Joe Kelly of the Cincinnati Bengals finally ended his holdout yesterday.
Don Majkowski, Lawrence Taylor, Kevin Greene, Keith Jackson, Chris Hinton, Thurman Thomas, Pat Swilling and Cleveland's starting linebackers Clay Matthews and Mike Johnson did not. Nor did Andre Ware, Cortez Kennedy, Blair Thomas and six other first-round draft picks who remain out of camp.
"Don't worry, it'll get done. It's just part of modern football," says New York Giants General Manager George Young. The Giants are missing four defensive starters, including Taylor, who has a year left on his contract but is seeking a $2 million-a-year deal that would make him pro football's highest-paid non-quarterback.
Majkowski is seeking a five-year deal worth $2.8 million annually. The Packers upped their latest offer to a five-year, $8.5 million deal but Majkowski's agent Randy Vataha said the proposed contract is not as attractive because it contains so much deferred money.
Chiefs: Wide receiver Pete Mandley agreed to terms on three one-year contracts.
Eagles: First-round draft choice Ben Smith, a defensive back from Georgia, agreed to a four-year contract. The team said the contract did not contain an option year but declined to state any other terms of the agreement. It reportedly is worth $2.34 million, including a signing bonus of $900,000.
Raiders: "Jay Schroeder is the starting quarterback," said Coach Art Shell.
Schroeder signed before training camp for the same $1 million he earned a year ago. Steve Beuerlein, who worked for $140,000 in 1989, reportedly was offered only $400,000. He has remained away from camp in a contract dispute.
Offensive guard Newt Harrell suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his knee.
Jets: Running back Johnny Hector and rookie wide receiver Dale Dawkins are scheduled to have arthroscopic knee surgery today.