Teaching is Chris Palmer's favorite part of being an NFL coach. His first lesson for the new Browns was football history -- their own.
The coach wants his players to understand and respect the franchise's storied past. On Saturday night, during the team's first training camp meeting, he showed a film that chronicled more than a half-century of Cleveland football memories.
"It gave me chills," cornerback Ray Jackson said. "It was great. I had no idea they were the first team to win a Monday night game. That got me fired up."
During the eight-minute video, players watched footage of legendary Browns Otto Graham, Marion Motley and Jim Brown, as well as Bernie Kosar threading a touchdown pass to Webster Slaughter in the '80s. . . . Browns President Carmen Policy said he is cooperating fully with the NFL and is innocent of any wrongdoing concerning charges the 49ers violated the salary cap while under his control.
BEARS: Chicago submitted a revised contract proposal that it hopes moves closer to what quarterback Cade McNown wants, Bears' director of business operations Jim Miller said.
"We made a few, which we think are substantive, changes in what we've proposed before," Miller said. "It's an effort to get to that middle ground that we've been talking about."
RAIDERS: With Albert Lewis now retired, Eric Allen was asked if he was comfortable in assuming the role of the secondary's elder statesman.
"Yeah, I guess so," he said with a smile after the second day of camp.
Allen comes off knee surgery and is eager to join a group of cornerbacks that includes former Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson and offseason acquisition Darrien Gordon.
"It's sort of like everything is new again. It's like your rookie year," he said. "Everything is the first time for me since the knee injury. You have to get back your timing, your confidence in your knee. But I feel good."
Allen, 33, tore his left anterior cruciate ligament on an interception return at Seattle on Nov. 15.
BRONCOS: Talk of winning an unprecedented third straight Super Bowl is hardly taboo among the defending champions, it's motivation.
"If you come in and say, `We want to make the playoffs,' you might as well not even play," wide receiver Rod Smith said. "The thing is to win the Super Bowl."
RAMS: Players had to dress in the dark because of a power outage for their first full-pad workout in 104-degree weather Saturday.