Nickel back Brian Williams and starting strong safety Corey Chavous might skip next week's voluntary developmental camp. Most veterans will be participating.
Williams, who signed a one-year, $1.43 million tender as a restricted free agent, isn't happy about losing his starting job to free-agent pickup Fred Smoot.
Chavous, a Pro Bowl player in 2003, had an off year last season. He might be pushed in training camp by backup Willie Offord.
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Count backup center Cory Withrow among the players who approve of the year-old Supplement Label Certification Program that was developed by the league and its players' association.
"Before we had the (program), every time you took something, you felt like you were kind of rolling the dice a little bit. You'd go to GNC and buy something that was a product you've been taking for a while. Since you hadn't tested positive yet for ephedra or (another banned substance), you thought it was safe. But you really didn't know what was in that stuff."
Center Matt Birk applauds the NFL and the players' association for creating the Supplement Label Certification Program, but he still uses the same supplements he has for the past eight years. He uses Isopure, which isn't certified, but doesn't include banned substances.
"I haven't tested positive in eight years," Birk said. "It's just something that I feel has worked well for me."
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