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Originally published June 27, 2011 at 6:21 PM | Page modified June 27, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Owens reportedly has knee operation

Terrell Owens, who ranks second on the all-time list in receiving yards, had surgery to repair a torn knee ligament within the past month, sources told ESPN.

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Terrell Owens, who ranks second on the all-time list in receiving yards, had surgery to repair a torn knee ligament within the past month, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Owens, 37, suffered a previously undisclosed injury during the offseason. One source said Owens was hurt while taping a television show for VH1; another said he was injured during a personal workout; and other sources did not know the cause of the injury.

Owens' 2010 season with Cincinnati ended when he tore cartilage in his left knee Dec. 19; he had surgery a day later. According to Mortensen, in a best-case scenario Owens could be ready to play in mid-November.

Owens had said he planned to play this fall. He will be a free agent when the league lockout ends.

Owens has 15,934 receiving yards. Jerry Rice, whose career included 11 games with the Seahawks in 2004, is the career leader with 22,895 yards.

Some players meet with attorneys

As the two sides in the labor dispute work toward ending the lockout, a small group of players met Monday with their attorneys in Minneapolis.

A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press the players' side met on its own, without owners. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no labor developments are being made public.

Players were told in conference calls there will be negotiations this week involving commissioner Roger Goodell, players association executive director DeMaurice Smith, some owners and players at an undisclosed location.

Notes

• Arizona defensive lineman Darnell Dockett, 30, was pulled over by police — and gave Twitter followers a play-by-play account.

A Dockett tweet said police told him he was pulled over because he was speeding, and they wanted to search his car. "I don't know why the police always messing w/me," he tweeted.

Dockett updated his Twitter page a few hours later by saying he did not receive a ticket; it was not clear where the incident occurred.

• Insurance company MetLife reportedly is in talks about getting naming rights to New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., home of the New York Jets and Giants.

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