Re: Owens Leaves Eagles Camp
Report: Owens leaves after verbal spat with Reid
ESPN.com news services
Sal Paolantonio from Ravens camp
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens exchanged words with head coach Andy Reid at a team meeting Wednesday and was asked to leave, according to news reports.
2004 SEASON STATISTICS
Rec Yds TD Avg Long YAC
77 1200 14 15.6 59 404
Owens then got his belongings and cleared out of Eagles training camp at Lehigh University, according to two television reports.
Earlier Wednesday, he had missed practice for the fifth time in six days because of a left groin injury.
Owens worked out with the team's assistant trainer for about 20 minutes on a separate playing field from his teammates, catching balls from a machine and doing some light running. He did not speak to reporters or acknowledge the fans who chanted his name.
The All-Pro receiver sat out practices last Friday and Saturday. He returned Sunday for both the morning and afternoon sessions, but hasn't practiced since.
Owens is unhappy the Eagles have refused to redo his contract as he enters the second season of a seven-year, $48.97 million deal.
Last season, Owens had 77 receptions for 1,200 yards and a franchise-record 14 touchdowns receptions before severely injuring his ankle late in the season. He missed the final two regular-season games and the first two playoff games before returning for the Super Bowl, in which he had nine receptions for 122 yards.
When asked about Owens leaving camp, his agent Drew Rosenhaus said it was a matter between Owens and Andy Reid. Rosenhaus declined to talk about it further.