Monday, August 01, 2005

T.O. quietly reports to camp

Terrell Owens kept to his word and showed up on time at Eagles training camp.

Owens, who has been a no-show in minicamps, has been a master of manipulating the press in search of a new contract to replace the seven-year, $48.7 million he signed one year ago.

But on Monday, he was silent.

"Eventually he will (talk to the media); but right now, his focus is on football," said Owens' agent Drew Rosenhaus on the Eagles website. "He's all business, he's ready. That's the way he is. He's a professional, and he doesn't want to get caught up in the talk. He wants to play, and I'll take care of the rest.

"Right now, the mindset is that Terrell is here to play football and help the Eagles win a championship. He's a football player, and a great one. He'll do his job and I'll do my job.

"You never know what's going to happen in the future. But right now, he'll concentrate on the football and allow me and the team to discuss his contract.

"Time heals, time gets things done."

On Tuesday, Owens and Rosenhaus will get to make their case to the Eagles.

Inquirer staff writer Bob Brookover says that Owens "will get a chance to get some things off his chest."

The Eagles have said they are not interested in renegotiating.

The lines have been drawn, now they are just a little deeper in the sand.

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