Terrell Owens a threat to Sidney Rice with Seahawks?


We wondered in Wednesday morning's Training Camp Buzz whether Terrell Owens' signing said more about Sidney Rice's place with the Seattle Seahawks than it expressed dissatisfaction with third-year pro Golden Tate.

On Wednesday afternoon, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll spoke loud and clear.

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune notes that Owens played as the second-team flanker at practice. That's Rice's position.

Golden Tate lines up at split end, where T.O. traditionally has played during his career. Braylon Edwards also is in the mix at split end.

Putting Owens at flanker is a sign that the Seahawks don't necessarily trust Rice to be healthy. From the Antonio Bryant signing onward, this entire preseason has shown the Seahawks don't trust their wide receiver group.