CBSSports' NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported early Sunday morning that team sources indicated Owens was not assured of making the roster after Saturday night's game against the Denver Broncos. That shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone who witnessed it.
The 38-year-old wide receiver was unable to haul in any of the five targets from projected starting quarterback Matt Flynn.
He also dropped a beautifully thrown 46-yard bomb from the QB. It went right through his hands as the ball hit him perfectly over his shoulder in the end zone.
Flynn finished an unimpressive 6-of-13 for 31 yards but could have had a much better showing had Owens played better.
Most reports from Seahawks training camp were positive about Owens’ progress and ability to produce at the NFL level after his first two weeks with the team. The team clearly saw something in him if they were determined to take the risk of bringing him into the fold this season.
Remember, Owens is brand new in the offensive scheme. He needs a little bit more time to get acclimated and adjusted to his new surroundings before any real judgments can be made, but things aren't looking good.
In the end, Owens looked decent for a guy who didn’t play football in 2011. The wide receiver group in Seattle isn’t exactly overwhelming, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Owens were given some leeway and time to shake off the rust.
Still, the team is supposedly already whispering about his job not being secure.
What do you think: Is Owens washed up, or is it just preseason rust that he’ll shake before the games matter in September?