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Eagles' Owens misses practice yet again

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (Aug. 10, 2005) -- Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Terrell Owens missed practice for the fifth time in six days because of a left groin injury.

Owens is day to day, and the injury isn't considered serious. He's had groin problems in the past.

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 on Aug. 5 and 6. He returned on the 7th 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 deal.

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.

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