BEREA, Ohio - Jeff Garcia delivered his message to Kellen Winslow Jr. with the pinpoint accuracy of a tight spiral.
As the rookie tight end's holdout with the Browns approached one week, Garcia said it's time Winslow reported for training camp.
"It's important to get him here," the new quarterback said. "It's one of those things where you need to think about the team. You are going to get your riches no matter what, but you need to think about the team.
"This is a team game."
Meanwhile, the Browns and agent Kevin Poston are as much as $15-million apart. Complicating matters in the negotiations are recent deals signed by other top picks, with two that included $20-million in guaranteed money.
After Wednesday's morning practice, Garcia said he planned to call Winslow and urge him to join his teammates.
In other news, cornerback Daylon McCutcheon signed a five-year extension. McCutcheon is one of three players, with kicker Phil Dawson and safety Earl Little, left from the 1999 team that went 2-14.
BILLS: Offensive tackle Mike Williams, fined by the team this week for missing a training-camp session, returned to practice, with the second team. Neither coach Mike Mularkey nor team president Tom Donahoe would comment on the reason for Williams' absence, saying only he would be fined each day he was not at practice. They did not disclose the amount of Tuesday's fine.
DOLPHINS: Former Giants defensive end Kenny Holmes worked out. The ex-Hurricane had 25 tackles and 5.5 sacks in nine games last season before season-ending surgery on his knee in November.
"He's a good football player," Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt said. "We have a short list at every position of guys we would go after if need be."
The need could arise if the Dolphins are unable to sign last year's sack leader, Adewale Ogunleye, a restricted free agent. Ogunleye, who had 15 sacks in 2003, and the team have been unable to reach an agreement on a contract. Wannstedt said there is "nothing new to report" regarding negotiations.
JETS: Receiver Wayne Chrebet strained his groin in morning practice. Coach Herman Edwards said Chrebet is day to day.
STEELERS: Ben Roethlisberger was just like any other player on his first official day in a new uniform. Nervous. Really, really nervous.
"Without question," the first-round draft pick out of Miami (Ohio) said after his first training camp practice. "It felt like the first day of minicamp all over again. Tommy ( Maddox) and I were laughing about it. You need to get out there and get the first play out of the way."
That first play was nothing remarkable for the most-watched Steelers rookie quarterback since Terry Bradshaw in 1970. From the 20-yard line in a seven-on-seven passing drill, Roethlisberger overthrew receiver Plaxico Burress near the goal line. On the next play, Roethlisberger threaded a pass through heavy coverage to Burress at the 1. So much for nervousness or hesitancy.
"The butterflies were gone and it was good to get back out there," Roethlisberger said.