There were highlights - a long catch down the sideline during one team drill. There were also humbling moments when he couldn't break loose of Browner and got a facemask full of grass.
In between, Owens, who spoke softly before the large crowd after practice, was gracious about the chance he was getting with the Seahawks.
"It's all about for me now being part of something rather than being the center of something. I understand a lot of the media is here because of me and again, I have changed in a lot of ways," Owens said. "A lot of things have occurred in the last 2 years and I've had a lot of time to think about things and put things in perspective and I just want to move forward and leave all the things that happened five to 10 years ago behind me. That's where I am mentally."
Owens is the latest reclamation project being taken on by coach Pete Carroll, who has found success in his first two seasons with the likes of Browner, Mike Williams and Red Bryant - players once considered on their way out of the league who have thrived with the Seahawks.
"The last 2 years have been life-changing for myself," Owens said. "I don't want to try and sit up here and emphasize how much I've changed. I think you'll kind of see that as these days go along. It's more about actions speak louder than words, and I think you'll see that more than anything."
Cleveland rookie running back Trent Richardson is tentatively scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery to remove a "hang nail particle" of cartilage that is irritating his left knee, ESPN reported, citing sources. He is expected to return before the season opener.
* On the same day Tennessee receiver Kenny Britt said he'll take whatever punishment the NFL deems necessary for his latest run-in with the police, he lashed out at the Titans on social media for fining him $9,915 earlier in the day. According to numerous reports, Britt used his Instagram account on Wednesday to post a photo of the fine sheet for missing a rehab workout, adding a message that included several obscenities as well as: "Walk back to dis..Don't dey know I have kids."
* Detroit safety Louis Delmas had knee surgery Tuesday and will be evaluated weekly, coach Jim Schwartz said.