Terrell Owens NFL Career Is Likely over After Being Released by Seahawks

Jamal Wilburg@JWilburgCorrespondent IAugust 27, 2012

Aug 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Terrell Owens (10) stands with his teammates during pregame warmups against the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE
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Terrell Owens has been released by the Seattle Seahawks after attempting to make a return to the NFL.

In less than three weeks, the 38-year-old wide receiver is off the football field and back in the unemployment line. After failing to make the first cuts, when rosters are trimmed to 75 players, it is doubtful Owens will get another chance in the NFL.

If this is the end of the road for the polarizing athlete, he already has the numbers for a Hall of Fame career. He was a six-time Pro Bowler and either owns or shares every significant receiving record in the NFL.

After missing the entire 2011 season, the Seahawks gave Owens an opportunity to try to make the team. He had a fair chance at making the roster, but when given the chance to perform in the preseason, he dropped the ball.

Owens will be hard pressed to find a team that is interested in signing an old receiver who has dropped wide open passes throughout the preseason. It will be especially hard considering how many teams are already on his resume.

After playing for the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals and now being released by the Seahawks, he has amassed quite the jersey collection. That's 19 percent of the league that likely has no desire for Owens to return to their locker room.

Also sprinkled throughout the league are teams with players, coaches and executives that may be less than interested in signing Owens due to past experiences. It would be hard to envision him working with Todd Haley in Pittsburgh or on the same roster as DeAngelo Hall.

There is always the Canadian league.


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