"Ron Dayne" and "svelte" were never likely candidates to appear in the same sentence.
But there was the running back for the NFC champion New York Giants, turning the corner for a big gain during a training-camp play Friday.
The 1999 Heisman Trophy winner reported to the Giants' training camp at the University at Albany at 245 pounds.
While that might seem a lot for an NFL halfback, that's the least Dayne has weighed since the seventh or eighth grade. It's also 13 pounds lighter than his rookie season, when he gained 770 yards on 228 carries splitting time with Tiki Barber.
"What is he, 5-9, 5-10?" defensive end Michael Strahan said. "There aren't many guys who show up for camp at 5-10 and 245 pounds who you would say look good. He looks good!"
Not only does Dayne look a lot slimmer, he's quicker.
SEAHAWKS: Agent Alvin Keels said Seattle has signed first-round draft pick Koren Robinson.
Robinson, a wide receiver from North Carolina State drafted ninth overall, signed a six-year, $10.1 million contract, Keels said.
TITANS: All-Pro cornerback Samari Rolle reported for camp and signed a one-year contract with the promise of a longer deal soon.
Rolle considered holding out, but said running back Eddie George, also represented by agent Lamont Smith, encouraged him to show faith in the Titans by reporting on time.
"I can only go off what they tell me," Rolle said of general manager Floyd Reese, who is handling negotiations for the Titans. "If Floyd and (president) Jeff Diamond say they're going to get it done, they're going to get it done. I played three years and I wasn't a millionaire then, so I've got to make my money."
Rolle signed the $1.488 million tender the Titans offered earlier this year.
Rolle, the last player to wear No. 2 at Florida State before the jersey was retired in honor of Deion Sanders, had his best season in 2000, tying for the AFC lead with seven interceptions.
"I think I'm in the top three cornerbacks in the league," Rolle said.
BRONCOS: After two seasons of injuries, star running back Terrell Davis is hurting again.
Davis, who has missed 24 games since his 1998 MVP season, was held out of Denver's afternoon practice after aggravating a month-old hamstring injury. He hopes to return Saturday but admitted he will still be less than 100 percent.
"Believe me, I'm trying to get on this field as much as I can," he said. "I'm close. I feel great except for this right now. I'm too close to get frustrated. It's another little bump in the road. It's not a major one."
Davis tore ligaments in his right knee four games into the 1999 season and was limited to five games because of a stress fracture in his left leg last year.
He entered training camp ready to prove his durability only to tweak the hamstring within the first 30 minutes of the team's first practice. The injury originally occurred during a June mini-camp.
BEARS: Veteran linebacker Sean Harris told Chicago coach Dick Jauron that he is retiring.
Harris left the Bears' training camp without explaining his decision to anyone except Jauron.
"I don't have an answer for you in terms of what he's thinking, other than what he told me," Jauron said. "And what he told me was, in a nutshell, that he felt like this was the end and that he didn't have the desire to go on any further."
EAGLES: Second-round selection Quinton Caver agreed to a four-year deal just hours before the team's first practice of training camp.
BILLS: Cornerback Nate Clements, the team's first-round draft pick, signed a contract after missing the first two days of camp.