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Did Terrell Owens' Seahawks practice break NFL rules?

The Seattle Seahawks acted fast to get Terrell Owens involved in their offense.

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But was it too fast?

That was the question posed by Fort Worth Star-Telegram beat writer Clarence Hill, who said eyebrows were raised around the Dallas Cowboys' clubhouse when Owens practiced with his new team Wednesday. Hill reached out to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello on Thursday to find out if the Seahawks violated NFL rules.

"Players have a 3-day acclimation period during the preseason," Aiello said. "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 signed with the Seahawks on Monday. On Wednesday, it was reported on the Seahawks' official website that the team practiced in full pads for two hours. Owens was part of that practice. Hmmmmm ...

The Seahawks got in some trouble for fudging with the OTA rules back in June. If they erred with Owens, coach Pete Carroll is in line for another firm slap on the wrist.

UPDATE: Aiello later said in an email to The Associated Press that the NFL was gathering facts about Owens' practice.

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