NFL spokesman Greg Aiello indicated the Seattle Seahawks might have violated terms of the collective bargaining agreement by letting Terrell Owens take part in extended portions of the team's practice before his fourth day with the team.
In an email to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram regarding practice participation "wait periods" observed by the Cowboys for recently signed veterans, Aiello said:
"Players have a 3-day acclimation period during the preseason. Day 1 is for the physical and meetings. Day 2 and 3 the player may participate, but only in helmet and shells or a padded shirt. Day 4 and for the rest of camp is in full pads. The Cowboys are doing it correctly. Don't know about Seattle."
Owens was pictured in a helmet but didn't have leg or hip pads -- as per usual for wide receivers -- nor did he appear to have shoulder pads on under his new No. 10 jersey at the team's Wednesday practice.