Report: Terrell Owens En Route to Seattle to Visit Seahawks
According to Dave "Softy" Mahler of KJR950, the Seattle Seahawks will be hosting free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens, although the details of his trip (tryout, signing a contract or just to chat) are unknown.
If true, it would be the first interest Owens has received from an NFL team in quite some time. It would also make sense that interest would come from the Seahawks—the same team that signed Antonio Bryant and Braylon Edwards, though Bryant has since been released.
Owens is 38 years old and coming off of a torn ACL, but showed he can still run in an open workout last October. That is, he showed it to anyone who watched on TV, because not a single NFL team showed up to watch the workout.
The question with Owens has never been whether he can play the game. In fact, anyone looking purely at what he's done on the field would be crazy to say he's not a first-ballot Hall of Fame player. However, the tag of "locker-room cancer" has followed him everywhere he's gone.
And judging by the way he's left every team he's played for, it's safe to assume it's a title he deserves.
That being said, Pete Carroll has shown during his short time in Seattle that he's willing to take a risk on a guy who he thinks might be able to contribute. With that mindset, Owens becomes an extremely attractive option for any team needing receivers.
Like Carroll's Seahawks, for instance.
If Seattle can get T.O. to swallow his pride—what little he should have after the humbling experience of sitting out for an entire season and even being released from an IFL team—and agree to an incentive-laden deal with almost zero guaranteed money, this might just be a perfect match and Owens' best—perhaps only—chance of returning to the NFL.
Then again, if I held my breath waiting for T.O. to swallow his pride, someone might find me on the floor and my face sporting a pretty shade of Seahawk blue.
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