BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brady Quinn missed his fourth day of training camp Monday in a contract
holdout that shows no signs of ending anytime soon for the
first-round draft pick.
Browns general manager Phil Savage has been in negotiations with
Quinn's agent, Tom Condon, but the team said there was nothing new
"I'm glad we've got the other guys out there," Savage said.
"If anything, it's given Charlie and Derek the chance to get more
reps, and that's a positive."
Savage characterized talks with Condon as "in the same
neighborhood, but not on the same street."
A four-year starter at Notre Dame, Quinn was expected to be
taken in the first 10 picks in April's draft. However, he slipped
to No. 22, where the Browns nabbed him after trading a first-round
pick in 2008 to the Dallas Cowboys.
Condon could be trying to get his client money in line with a
top 10 selection, something the Browns already had to do to sign
left tackle Joe Thomas, the No. 3 overall pick, who signed a
five-year $42 million deal last week that included $23 million in
With the exception of Quinn, all of Condon's picks in the first
two rounds are in their respective camps.
Quinn also missed the club's rookie orientation program last
week. Frye understands the importance of getting to camp as soon as
"You just want to get here and build relationships with guys,"
Frye said. "This is the hardest part of the season, being in
training camp. You just got to be optimistic and when you get here,
you got to learn fast."