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Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) stands on the sidelines during a practice session at the Raiders Training Camp facility in Napa, Calif. on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Staff)

NAPA -- Are the Seahawks crazy for signing Terrell Owens?

Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer doesn't think so. He even put in a good word for Owens with Pete Carroll, Seattle's head coach and his former coach at USC.

"Coach had reached out to me a couple times," Palmer said Tuesday. "Just knowing coach's style and the way he goes about leading his team, I just thought T.O. would be a great fit."

Owens played his final NFL season with Cincinnati with Palmer as his quarterback, catching 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 13.7 yards per catch.

"I really enjoyed playing with him," Palmer said. "It was a great relationship and we continued to work out afterwards. (I) didn't have anything negative to say about T.O. It was a great relationship when I was there."

Palmer said he thought Owens would "fit in really well with (Carroll's) style, and I think they'll have a lot of success together."

Asked if Owens wanted to come to the Raiders, Palmer said, "He was looking for a job anywhere. I know he's worked extremely hard to come back from the injuries he's had. And he was looking for a spot anywhere he could go."



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