Kellen Winslow Jr.'s agent rejected a contract offer -- potentially worth at least $40 million -- from the Cleveland Browns yesterday that would make him the highest paid tight end in NFL history.
Winslow, the No. 6 overall pick in April's NFL draft from the University of Miami, was not on the field as the Browns opened training camp in Berea, Ohio.
In an unusual move designed to put pressure on Winslow's agent, Kevin Poston, Browns President John Collins released a statement before the club opened camp to announce that the Browns had made their "best offer" to Winslow.
The Browns said their offer would "far exceed" the $31 million deal Kansas City tight end Tony Gonzalez signed in 2002. That package included a $10 million signing bonus.
* VIKINGS: Minnesota signed first-round draft pick Kenechi Udeze, a defensive end from USC, to a five-year contract. Udeze, selected 20th overall, tied for the NCAA lead with 161/2 sacks for the Trojans last season.
* 49ERS: San Francisco agreed on contracts with their five remaining unsigned rookies, including first-round pick Rashaun Woods, a receiver from Oklahoma State, who got a five-year deal. Justin Smiley, an offensive lineman from Alabama chosen in the second round, got a four-year contract.
The 49ers also signed Shawntae Spencer, a defensive back from Pitt; Derrick Hamilton, a receiver from Clemson; and defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga from Hawaii.
* LIONS: Kicker Jason Hanson has signed a new four-year deal with Detroit. Hanson, 34, is the Lions' career scoring leader with 1,236 points.
* BEARS: Chicago expects middle linebacker Brian Urlacher's strained right hamstring to heal in time for him to start the season opener.