Terrell Owens had a surprising comeback with the Seattle Seahawks which was then cut short. The team announced Sunday that they terminated his contract after they had to shorten the roster from 90 to 75 players.
But is Owens' football career over? Some think this is the case. But with T.O. coming out to play in the NFL this season, I think it showed a lot to the rest of the league. He is physically able after an impressive workout with the Seahawks which consisted of a 4.45 second 40-yard dash. In his preseason games he had his corners beat on several plays. The catches, however, weren't coming as easily.
After playing in an indoor football league part of last season, Owens is still a force to reckon with on the gridiron. But with his age and absence from the game for a short period, there's going to be some kinks that need to be worked out. Those drops will soon turn into catches once he gets back into the swing of what is the fast-paced action of the National Football League.
He is second on the all-time receiving yards list with almost 16,000 yards and fourth on the all-time touchdown list with 156. Love him or hate him, the stats prove Terrell Owens is one of the greatest receivers to ever play the game of football.
A cut is one thing, but are his days in the NFL truly over? He has already proved his injuries are no problem and that he can physically perform in the game today. But people always say, T.O. is a "cancer" in the locker room. Yes, that was the problem for a long while. But in Cincinnati just two years ago when he had 983 yards and nine touchdowns, there was no attitude problem.
Pete Carroll also had no issues with Owens' character qualities when asked about the situation.
"Anybody that thinks he had an attitude around here or something like that got in the way is wrong," Carroll said. "They don't know what they're talking about.
Who else would be a viable option for one of the all-time great receivers of the NFL? Injuries happen in this league, and teams are consistently signing out of the free-agent market in order to fill their team needs. Injury or not, however, there are a few teams right now who would be able to use the ability of the veteran receiver.