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Seattle May Be In Trouble for Owens' First Practice

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Terrell Owens practiced in pads on his first day with the Seahawks, and that may get the team in trouble. (Courtesy: KIRO) Terrell Owens practiced in pads on his first day with the Seahawks, and that may get the team in trouble. (Courtesy: KIRO)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks may have violated the NFL's collective bargaining agreement by allowing Terrell Owens to practice in shoulder pads during his first on-field practice.

League spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email Thursday that the league is gathering facts about Owens' debut practice on Wednesday. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram first reported the possible violation.

The CBA states that players have a 3-day acclimation period during the preseason after signing: "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."

Owens was in shoulder pads for his first practice with the Seahawks. It's unclear if the team may face any discipline.

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