By working in full pads on Wednesday during Terrell Owens’ first practice, the Seahawks have violated the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement.
The team said it unintentionally committed the violation, and that Owens should have been in a shell rather than shoulder pads.
It is unclear if the team faces any penalty for the action because the league office is gathering facts.
The CBA that ended last year’s 136-day lockout states that players have a three-day acclimation period during the preseason after signing: “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.”