Terrell Owens is talking about his contract again, only this time, there's a twist: T.O. is happy.
"Not a problem," the wide receiver said yesterday, referring to a contract that is entering its final season. "Honestly, I don't really feel like it's hanging over my head. I just don't really think about it. I haven't thought about it until somebody brought it up."
In 2005, Owens was heading into the second year of a seven-year, $48.97 million contract with the Eagles when he began squawking about a new deal. He showed up for training camp wearing camouflage, signifying he was at war with the organization, and wound up being sent home. The saga dragged on for months, ending with a suspension, then his release.
He signed a three-year, $25 million contract with Dallas in March 2006 and has led the team in receiving both years.
Two weeks into voluntary minicamp, Cleveland coach Romeo Crennel said again he had not heard from tight end Kellen Winslow and did not know why he was not with the team.
But in a video posted on YouTube, Winslow's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said his client would be at minicamp in June and training camp in July. He said Winslow, who underwent off-season knee surgery, was rehabilitating in his hometown of San Diego.
Also, Browns defensive back Daven Holly could be lost for the season after he injured his left knee during workouts.
Coach Tony Sparano said six-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Taylor was not expected to take part in any team activities through training camp. The revelation came less than 24 hours after Taylor finished second to Kristi Yamaguchi in the finals of
Dancing With the Stars
in Los Angeles.
After attending a hearing in Florida, tackle Bryant McKinnie joined his Minnesota teammates for an off-season workout.
McKinnie, a graduate of Woodbury High in Gloucester County, pleaded not guilty to one felony and three misdemeanors stemming from a fight outside a Miami nightclub in February.
Running back Cedric Benson was back in Chicago's camp weeks after he was arrested on Lake Travis in Texas on suspicion of boating while under the influence and resisting arrest. He said neither allegation was true. A court date is scheduled for June 30.
Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel agreed to a contract extension for undisclosed terms.
Missing in action.
Defensive tackle Justin Harrell, Green Bay's No. 1 draft pick in 2007, will miss all of the organized team activities while he recovers from minor back surgery. . . . New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin and defensive end Darnell Dockett skipped their teams' workouts in apparent contract disputes.