In an AP story dated yesterday, the situation was created by a change in the deadline date.
Owens was among several players required to file by a new deadline, which recently was moved up 10 days for players who signed their contracts before the league's 2001 collective bargaining agreement went into effect.
Also, T.O.'s agent said paperwork was filed, it was just a matter of it being valid.
We voided the contract. There's an issue now as to whether or not the void was effective,' Joseph said.
There are just too many question marks for this to be the end of it. If the contract had to be voided on a shortened timetable, there has to be some kind of loophole. I don't think the deadline was missed on purpose either. That would lower T.O.'s stock with most teams considering they would have to put up with the attitude, the salary, and having to give up draft picks in compensation to the 9ers. Baltimore already is missing their first round pick this year which they gave up to get Boller. I can't imagine them giving up any more for a headache like Owens.
The story can be found HERE