Four RFAs absent from Browns camp

BEREA, Ohio -- Fullback Lawrence Vickers, safety Abram Elam and linebackers Matt Roth and D'Qwell Jackson all skipped the first day of mandatory minicamp Thursday. The projected starters and restricted free agents haven't signed their one-year tenders, so no penalty is involved.

Browns kicker Phil Dawson and running back Jerome Harrison are present.

Cleveland's three-day minicamp runs through Saturday.

Update: Vickers showed up 90 minutes into the session and began working out with the team.

"I had some legal issues I had to handle in Houston," Vickers said afterwards. "So I had to wake up and get me a 5 a.m. flight to make it here and still make it to practice. See, that’s dedication. It has nothing to do with my contract."

Vickers added that his legal issues aren't "bad," and that it's family related.