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Randy Moss arrived at training camp a wealthier man. David Terrell guaranteed he'd do the same after ending his nine-day holdout.

Moss, who signed an eight-year, $75 million contract last week with the Minnesota Vikings, arrived Sunday in Mankato, Minn., the site of the team's training camp for the last 37 summers.

Vikings coach Dennis Green issued his annual assurance that Minnesota wouldn't let the loss of several key starters deflate its Super Bowl aspirations.

"It's great to have everyone signed," said Green, entering his 10th season as head coach. "There will be no distractions. We'll be able to zero in on football."

Moss might still face inquiries about the contract that made him the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL, and Cris Carter will face questions about whether this is season will be his last.

The Vikings, who started 11-2 last season and reached the NFC championship game, will have an accelerated 2 1/2 week training camp.

"It's a high level of intensity in a short period of time," said Green. "This is where you start building your football team."

In Chicago, the Bears added to their thin receiver ranks by signing Terrell, the eighth overall pick in the NFL draft.

Terms of the contract were not announced, but the Bears admitted to making concessions in an effort to get Terrell in camp, especially after Marcus Robinson went down with a back injury that is expected to sideline him 4-to-8 weeks.

Robinson led the team in catches in 1999 and shared the lead last year. His surgery Friday took away the Bears' chief big-play threat.

"It's time," coach Dick Jauron said. "He's missed a good deal of camp, so he'll have a bunch of catching up to do.

"He's capable of doing it. We'll have to push him and he'll have to push in order to get back to where these guys (the team) are because they're off and running."

Jauron also said it's possible Terrell could play Saturday night at Soldier Field when the Bears face Cincinnati in their preseason opener.

Terrell left Michigan as a junior. The 6-3, 215-pounder started two seasons for the Wolverines and also saw time as a defensive back in nickel and dime formations as a sophomore.

BUCCANEERS: All-Pro linebacker Derrick Brooks was missing for the start of training camp, apparently unhappy that he and the team haven't been able to agree on a contract extension.

The seventh-year pro, the team's tackles leader the past three seasons, has two years remaining on a contract that pays him about $3.5 million per season.

Brooks spoke with coach Tony Dungy by phone Sunday morning to inform him of his decision.

"I understand why he's not here, but I'm not going to speak for him as to why he's not here," Dungy said. "We just have to take a position now like he's an injured guy. He's not here and we've got to get other people ready."

General manager Rich McKay said the Bucs have been trying to redo Brooks' deal since last November.

RAVENS: Baltimore began training camp eager to begin the task of defending its NFL championship.

"We can't hide from the fact that we're the defending champions," coach Brian Billick said, "and we don't choose to. What I want to tap into this year with this team is that most of the guys have enough money, so let's all remember why we play this game in the first place."

Nearly half the 83 players in camp were not with the team last year, but 19 of 22 starters are back.

PACKERS: Tight end Troy Drayton, a nine-year NFL veteran, signed with the Packers and will compete for the backup job to Bubba Franks.

Drayton, who played for the Rams and Dolphins, said he was looking forward to playing with Brett Favre.

"It's an honor just to be out on the field with a guy who you know is going to walk into the Hall of Fame," Drayton said.

BROWNS: Cleveland signed Barrett Brooks and Scott Sanderson, two veteran offensive linemen, in an effort to replace Tony Jones, who retired on Saturday. Each received two-year deals.

Brooks, 6-4, 326 pounds, is a six-year veteran who has started in 62 of 95 career games with Philadelphia and Detroit. He has played both tackle positions.

Sanderson, 6-6, 295 pounds, spent four seasons with Tennessee.

RAMS: St. Louis rookie Adam Archuleta didn't give much thought to his newfound riches.

Archuleta, the 20th overall pick of the draft, agreed to terms late Saturday night on a deal that features a $4.2 million signing bonus. Then he climbed into a limo for the 3 1/2-hour ride to Western Illinois University, arriving about 4 a.m. Sunday.

He signed the contract after arriving, got about an hour-and-a-half of sleep and he was on the practice field shortly before 9.

Free safety Kim Herring, a free-agent pickup from Baltimore, tore his left hamstring in practice and is expected to miss 2-to-3 weeks.

EAGLES: Kevin Williams, a safety who played 11 games last season with Miami and the New York Jets, signed a two-year contract.

Williams played in the first nine games last season with the Jets before being released Nov. 7. He started seven games and registered 14 tackles, and returned 21 kickoffs for a 26.2 yard average.

Cornerback FredBooker was released.

TITANS: Tennessee defensive end Kevin Carter could be sidelined for two weeks by a strained groin. Carter, picked up from St. Louis for the Titans' top draft pick, was injured in practice Saturday.