NFL roundup: Seahawks release Terrell Owens

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Wide receiver Terrell Owens was released by the Seahawks on Sunday.

The 38-year-old came up with his first two receptions of the preseason Friday night at Kansas City, but tweeted Sunday morning: "I'm no longer a Seahawk. I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity, I'm truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & will NOT waiver."

The Seahawks also signed Braylon Edwards early in training camp as they sought a big veteran receiver, and it was believed the team would only keep one on the final roster. Owens didn't play in the first preseason game and then dropped a pass in the end zone in the second before reeling in an impressive 40-yard catch at Kansas City.

Owens was signed Aug. 6 after having not played in the NFL since 2010.

NFL teams have until 4 p.m. Monday to reduce their rosters to 75 players.

---The trade Colts owner Jim Irsay hinted at for three days on Twitter finally came to fruition with Indianapolis acquiring cornerback Vontae Davis from Miami.

The Dolphins will receive two undisclosed draft choices for the former first-round pick, with Irsay tweeting it to be a second-round pick and a conditional late-round pick in 2013.

Davis, who has started 36 career games, fills a glaring need for the Colts, who were looking for a starter opposite Jerraud Powers.

---The Baltimore Ravens announced Sunday they have cut kicker Billy Cundiff.

The move hands the Ravers' place-kicking job to undrafted rookie Justin Tucker, who is 5-for-5 in three preseason games.

Cundiff has been Baltimore's kicker for the past 2 1/2 seasons. Last season he made 28 of 37 field-goal attempts. He had made 12 of 13 field goals in the playoffs until he missed a 32-yard fourth-quarter kick against the New England Patriots that would have tied the AFC Championship Game last January.

---Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant reportedly has agreed to a strict set of rules set for him by the team.

The rules, which began Thursday, focus on personal conduct and include a midnight curfew, no drinking alcohol, no attending strip clubs, twice-a-week counseling sessions and monitoring by a three-man security team.

The Cowboys' handling of the Bryant stems from a July assault charge against him for striking his biological mother.

---New York Giants safety Taylor Sash will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday afternoon to appeal his league-imposed four-game suspension.

Sash, who was suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, is hoping at least have the suspension cut in half.

---The Chicago Bears have placed wide receiver Johnny Knox on the physically-unable-to-perform list, the team announced Sunday.

The move means Knox, who is recovering from spinal fusion surgery, will be unable to play until the seventh week of the season.

In the other moves, the team put rookie safety Brandon Hardin on the injured reserve list because of a neck injury and cut linebacker, K.C. Asiodu, quarterback Matt Blanchard, safety Trevor Coston, wide receivers Terriun Crump and Chris Summers and defensive end Derek Walker. They placed linebacker Adrien Cole and offensive guard Nick Pieschel on the waived/injured list.

---Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford and running back Kevin Smith, who left with injuries during Saturday's preseason game in Oakland, said they will not miss any significant time.

Stafford suffered a left-hand injury -- his non-throwing hand -- while hitting it on a helmet during a second-quarter pass. Smith limped off the field with what appeared to be a leg injury. Both were pulled from the game and did not return.

Stafford and Smith told MLive.com they both had X-rays and both came up negative.

Smith also said he was fine.

--- Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro dislocated his knee cap, tore his medial collateral ligament and sustained damage to his patellar tendon in an injury suffered on Saturday, but his anterior cruciate ligament was not significantly damaged, ESPN.com reported, based on a source.

Sunday's MRI results revealing that DeCastro, a first-round draft pick this year, did not have ACL damage was encouraging, but the team is still uncertain whether DeCastro will be able to return some time this season.

--- The Kansas Chiefs announced on Sunday they have released 14 players, including wide receiver Jeremy Horne, who caught a touchdown pass in the second preseason game and played in nine games last season.

Others were released were wide receiver Brandon Kinnie, tight end Tim Biere, fullback Shane Bannon; linebackers Dexter Heyman and Caleb Canpbell, offensive linemen Justin Cheadle and Cam Holland, defensive backs Dominique Elliis and Jean Fanor, defensive lineman Ethan Johnson, wide receivers Zeke Markshausen and Aaron Weaver, and kicker Matt Szymanski.

---Veteran wide receiver David Clowney was one of nine players released by the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

The others released were linebacker Danny Batten, defensive end Sean Ferguson, cornerback Prince Miller, tight end Fendi Onobun, defensive tackle Jay Ross, receiver Derek Session, safety Nick Sukay and guard Jake Vermiglio

The Bills also said tight end Mike Caussin was moved to the reserve physically unable to perform list, and safety Josh Nesbitt was released from the injured reserve list.
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