Chicago Bears first-round draft choice Cedric Benson met face-to-face with general manager Jerry Angelo on Thursday, but the impromptu session did nothing to resolve a contract impasse now 33 days old.
Just one week after he became miffed at sliding down the offseason depth chart, and asked coach Mike Tice to release him, Minnesota Vikings three-year veteran cornerback Eric Kelly had his request granted.
Coach Dennis Green concluded the Arizona Cardinals' formal offseason conditioning schedule Thursday by naming NFL career rushing leader Emmitt Smith the team's No. 1 tailback, replacing three-year veteran Marcel Shipp.
While the performance isn't likely to drop him out of the top 10 for next month's draft, Arizona State defensive end and sack terror Terrell Suggs had what most scouts acknowledge as a disappointing workout Wednesday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are shopping for veteran players till they drop, apparently. The latest tossed in their cart: unrestricted free agent return specialist Jermaine Lewis, who reached an agreement Wednesday.