T.O.'s absence creates a stir

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Terrell Owens was missing from Wednesday's practice, creating a buzz in the Buffalo Bills' facility. The club needs to cut somebody before the 4 p.m. deadline to activate receiver James Hardy from the physically unable to perform list. Hardy was at practice.

The Bills have announced Owens' absence is injury-related, but no specifics were provided. Bills coach Dick Jauron's regularly scheduled news conference is at 2:30 p.m.

I will provide more information as it comes in.

The Bills are coming off a bye. Owens was in the Bills' locker room on Monday. Tuesday is a normal day off.

A better candidate to get released would be Roscoe Parrish, the disgruntled receiver and punt returner who lately has been designated the third quarterback on game days, essentially scratching him from the lineup.