Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/10/12

The word out of Seattle that recently signed wide receiver Terrell Owens has looked pretty good so far in practices apparently isn't club-produced hyperbole. A few of the Seahawks' defenders who have gone against the veteran in camp suggested that T.O. still has something left in the tank.

He is, according to the defenders, in fairly good shape given his time away from the game. And while he might not be quite as quick as the 4.45 time that was advertised, the fact he is such a longstrider probably helps create a perception that Owens, a high waist, long-armed player with great size, is probably moving a bit better than he actually is.

The Seahawks desperately need an "X" receiver, and Owens could seriously challenge not just for playing time, but perhaps for a starting spot. The team's other high profile addition at the position, Braylon Edwards, has been spotty so far.

Incumbent Sidney Rice, still recovering from the effects of 2011 concussions and offseason surgeries to both shoulders, and not yet involved in contact, might not be ready to start the season, and that could further boost Owens' stock.

One more observation on Owens: There have been plenty of questions about his ability, at age 38, to get off of press coverage and separate. Fair enough skepticism. But being in the Seattle camp, and working everyday against the tandem of Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman should actually help him. The young Seahawks corners play a lot of press coverage, and each has great size, with both 6-feet-3 or taller. So Owens isn't working against smaller cornerbacks he can physically dominate.

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