When the Seattle Seahawks brought in receiver Brandon Marshall in the early days of the free-agency period, Pete Carroll’s new team became in our assessment one of the teams that potentially would be in play for receiver Terrell Owens, if they didn’t land Marshall.
Steve Wyche of NFL.com reports that, indeed, the Seahawks are one of the teams to express “preliminary interest” in the veteran wideout.
Wyche reports that “exploratory calls” have been made by the Seahawks at various points of the offseason. It’s unclear whether the Seahawks remain interested in the wake of selecting Golden Tate in round two.
Owens reportedly wants $5 million for one year of football, and no one has been willing to meet his demands. At some point, Owens will have to decide whether he wants to play for less than that. Our guess is that if he’s going to accept something in the range of the minimum for a 10-plus-year veteran (i.e., $855,000), Owens will be angling for a situation where he believes he’ll have greater opportunities — and a chance to play deep into January, and possibly into February.
The Seahawks currently have 15 receivers on the roster: Tate, Deion Branch, Deon Butler, Patrick Carter, Mike Hass, Kole Heckendorf, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Victor James, Michael Jones, Ruvell Martin, Marcus Maxwell, Sean Morey, Benjamin Obomanu, Mike Williams, and Reggie Williams.