T.O. Sprains Toe
Pittsford, NY - Terrell Owens missed practice Tuesday because of a sprained toe, which the Buffalo Bills receiver had said was sore following the team's preseason opener on Sunday.
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Coach Dick Jauron confirmed the injury but offered no details on how Owens was hurt. Jauron said he would discuss Owens' status after evening practice.
Owens was not at a team walkthrough earlier in the day.
Owens complained about an aching toe in a comment posted on his Twitter.com site shortly after the Bills lost to Tennessee, 21-18, in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, on Sunday. Tweeting that he was on the team bus to the airport, Owens wrote, ``Damn my toe is aching!'' followed by a symbol of a concerned face - ``:-/.''
Owens had two catches for 27 yards in his Bills debut, and played one series as did most of the team's offensive starters.
d Owens did not mention any injury to reporters after the game.
Entering his 14th NFL season, Owens signed a one-year $6.5 million contract with Buffalo in March, days after being released by the Dallas Cowboys. The Bills are counting on Owens to spark what's been an anemic passing attack, and serve as a complement opposite starting receiver Lee Evans.
Over his past three seasons, Owens has 38 touchdown catches, seven fewer than the entire Bills team combined during that span.
The Bills also made several roster moves in their first day back to practice since the game.
Buffalo re-signed defensive back Antwain Spann, days after the team had released him. Spann appeared in 19 games over three seasons with New England.
The Bills also signed offensive lineman Christian Gaddis, who split last season on Cleveland's and Indianapolis' practice squads. Gaddis returns to the Bills, who initially signed him as an unrestricted free agent in 2007.
The Bills released defensive end Jermaine McGhee and center Marvin Philip by placing both players on the waived/injured list.
Posted: 8/11/09 11:20PM ET