Veteran wide receiver Terrell Owens announced via Twitter that he has been released by the Seattle Seahawks.
This should not come as a surprise after the 38-year old dropped a number of passes thrown to him during preseason games, including a 40-yard would-be touchdown. That was his first target in preseason.
This is a player who ranks sixth in NFL history with 1078 receptions, and second to Rice with 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns. He almost topped 1000 yards at the age of 37 years old.
Owens missed all of the 2011 season, partly because of his ACL surgery and partly because he did not get any offers. He has not played since 2010 with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he caught 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns.
He did play in the winter of 2012 for the Allen Wranglers, an Indoor Football League team, where he was also a part-time owner. But he was cut from the team after eight games for failing to travel to road games.
Now, don’t expect another team to sign Owens, who has an attitude and reputation as a quarterback killer, especially in San Francisco with Jeff Garcia, in Philadelphia with Donovan McNabb, and in Dallas with Tony Romo.
He may run a 4.45 40 at age 38 but his off-the-field issues are a bigger issue than a potential solid season as a number two or three receiver. With his poor preseason, though, maybe he wouldn’t even have had a good year.
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.