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Sunday, August 7, 2005
Owens missed workouts Friday and Saturday

Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens returned to practice Sunday after missing the last two days with inflammation in his left groin.

Owens participated in both the morning and afternoon sessions. After wearing full pads for the morning practice, players wore shells and shorts during a brief afternoon workout.

The five-time Pro Bowl player was scheduled to sign autographs with the rest of the wide receivers after the morning practice, but was a no-show. The team said he was receiving treatment.

Beginning the second year of a seven-year deal worth just under $49 million, the disgruntled Owens is still hoping that the Eagles will redo his contract.

Owens left practice Thursday morning and did not return for the afternoon session. Coach Andy Reid dismissed any suggestion that the injury might not be genuine, calling it a chronic condition.

Last season, Owens had 77 receptions for 1,200 yards and a franchise-record 14 touchdowns 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.