It made for good theater, even if it wasn’t within the rules.
Owens was wearing shoulder pads and going through regular work when he arrived at Seahawks camp yesterday.
League spokesman Greg Aiello explained the process, via Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times: “Players have a 3-day acclimation period during the preseason. 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.”
Whether the league wants to punish the Seahawks remains to be seen, but his involvement clearly appears to be a violation.