NFL Rumors: Seattle Seahawks Interested in Free Agent Wide Receiver Terrell Owens
Future Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens could finally have a home in the 2012 season, despite lots of speculation over the past few months that no NFL team would be interested in signing the free agent receiver.
According to a report by Dave Softy Mahler on Twitter, a source has confirmed that Terrell Owens is coming to Seattle to visit with the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday. There has not yet been confirmation of a tryout or a signing.
It would make sense for the Seahawks to take a chance on Owens with a one-year contract. This is a team, after all, that is desperate for help at wide receiver.
Their top wide receivers are Sidney Rice, who has yet to live up to his huge contract after the 2010 season, and Doug Baldwin, last year’s undrafted rookie who led the team in most receiving categories.
After Rice and Baldwin, they have Benjamin Obomanu, Golden Tate, and newly signed veteran Braylon Edwards.
Mike Williams and Antonio Bryant, a pair of veterans, were recently released. The Seahawks also have Kellen Winslow and Zach Miller at tight end, but Winslow was a problem with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season and Miller was a huge disappointment after signing a massive contract in the offseason.
The point is that Seattle is a team looking for identity at wide receiver. They proved how desperate they are when they signed Braylon Edwards, one of the most talked-about unsigned free agents for the past six months, last week.
Owens could step in and play a huge role on this team. He’s still in tremendous physical condition. That’s never been the problem for him. It’s the attitude that you wonder about, but Seattle could be a contender next year and you wonder if they would take a one-year chance on an experienced vet like T.O.
It would also help Seattle’s inexperienced quarterbacks. The current battle for the starting job is probably going to be won by Matt Flynn, who was signed to a three-year deal in the offseason. I have faith that he will be a good starting quarterback in the NFL one day. Adding Owens in his first year would help.
In his 15-year career, Owens caught 1078 balls for 15934 yards and 153 touchdowns with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, and Cincinnati Bengals. He has earned six Pro Bowl selections and briefly held the NFL single-game record with 20 receptions.
He spent this past winter playing for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League before he was kicked off the team.
This article was written by Bryn Swartz, the top writer for the Philadelphia Eagles and a featured NFL columnist on Rant Sports. Bryn has written more than 1000 articles in less than two years as a member of Rant Sports. His blog, Eagles Central, was named the 2010 Ballhyped Sports Blog of the Year. To read a portfolio of Bryn’s best work, click here.
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