Norv Turner says NO to T.O.

Terrell Owens might be there for the taking but Norv Turner and Al Davis apparently aren't ready to buy. On Wednesday, Turner downplayed reports the Raiders might be interested in trading for the suspended Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver.

''It's the furthest thing from my mind right now,'' Turner said as Oakland prepares to host Denver this weekend. ''We are just trying to get our team going and get ready for a very good football team, a division opponent. That thing is so distant right now.''

Owens was suspended by the Eagles over the weekend for ''conduct detrimental to the team'' after he criticized the Philadelphia organization and quarterback Donovan McNabb. Owens, who in the offseason threatened to hold out if the Eagles didn't give him a new contract, later apologized but team officials said it was too late.

Owens was given a four-game suspension, and word out of Philadelphia is that Owens will not play for the Eagles again this season. That has led to speculation the All-Pro wideout will be traded, if not this season then during the offseason.

Denver and Atlanta have surfaced as teams which potentially would be interested in Owens. And as usual, the Raiders have found their name thrown into the mix, even though the team has a full complement of receivers in Randy Moss, Jerry Porter and Doug Gabriel.

Turner, though, refused to bite.

''I don't know enough about it,'' Turner said. ''I do know this team, the chemistry we have, the way guys have approached everything we have done ... we really went out and had energy and practiced well. This team has the youth and energy is outstanding and the leadership we are getting from our veterans has been great.''

NOTES

* Moss practiced but did not take part in the entire workout Wednesday. That's a step forward for Moss, who wasn't able to practice last week until Friday. ''I think it is progress,'' Turner said.

* Guard Langston Walker made his first appearance at the team's Alameda facilities since undergoing emergency surgery and being hospitalized for an intraabdominal hemorrhage Oct. 25.

Looking thinner and moving a lot more cautiously, Walker did not rule out a return this season but acknowledged playing football is not high on his list of priorities right now.

''At this point, I don't really think about it,'' Walker said. ''I'll get re-checked and hopefully cleared in a couple of weeks. It's sort of like an early offseason. I just wake up and just sort of putt-putt around the house and do things that I've been putting off. I get tired a lot because of the amount of blood that I lost, so I have to sort of slow myself down. But it's sort of tough missing something that you're used to doing every day.''

Veteran Brad Badger has started the two games since Walker underwent surgery and will continue to do so.

* Defensive end Bobby Hamilton practiced for the first time since injuring his left ankle in the Oct. 30 win over Tennessee but is still listed as questionable.

* Safety Ronaldo Hill is also questionable to play against Denver due to a hip injury. Hill practiced Wednesday but did not take part in the entire workout.

* Turner said injured defensive back Charles Woodson continues to rehab but that no change in his recovery timetable has been made.

''He's in and he's rehabbing and doing the things,'' Turner said. ''I just think it's way too early to tell on that.''


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