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Terrell Owens: Actions above words with Seahawks

Life is busier now for the hard-working band of beat writers covering the Seattle Seahawks.

That's what happens when Terrell Owens is brought in to bolster a rather sleepy band of receivers. Nothing is under the radar from here on out. There is no radar.

T.O. practiced with his new Seahawks teammates for the first time Wednesday and acknowledged afterward, "I'm a little rusty, but obviously it's about competing and I'm here to compete for the job."

Owens, 38, spent most of practice at flanker with the second-team offense. He looked good on a 30-yard reception from quarterback Matt Flynn, and he got a taste of live action when cornerback Brandon Browner tossed him to the ground during the scrimmage, ESPN Seattle reported.

Owens talked about wanting to be "part of something rather than being the center of something," calling himself a changed man who has shrugged off the drama of recent days.

"I think a lot of people don't probably expect me to use that word humble," Owens said, "but there have been a lot of moments over the last three years ... that have had me face and use that word.

"I don't want to sit up here and try to emphasis how much I've changed," he said. "You'll see that as these day go ... It's more about doing than talking about it."

Only teammate Golden Tate rained on the parade, refusing to give up his No. 81 jersey (no confirmation that T.O. asked for it), telling the Everett Herald, "Me and 81 have been through a lot: donut shops, inactives."

Owens arguably has been through more, and this figures to be his final opportunity to make a late-career dent in the NFL. Whether he succeeds or fails, T.O. has our attention (again).

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