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Seahawks express "preliminary interest" in Terrell Owens

NFL_owens2.jpgWhen 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.

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32 Responses to “Seahawks express "preliminary interest" in Terrell Owens”
  1. peskys_pole says: May 20, 2010 7:34 AM

    Didnt they draft Golden Tate?

  2. matthoover says: May 20, 2010 7:50 AM

    This would complete a pretty damn stellar offseason for the ‘Hawks.

  3. antneejay2 says: May 20, 2010 7:54 AM

    Much has been made about Terrell’s abilities to make big plays and destroy locker rooms. Meanwhile, his greatest talent seems to go unnoticed – the ability to get paid. If he doesn’t end up pulling down 5 mil, it will be close to that. Don’t forget, there’s a sucker born every minute.

  4. bberyquiet says: May 20, 2010 8:07 AM

    Why would they add a huge ego that will obviously be overpaid and under perform??
    Oh wait, they did that already….

  5. egypt123 says: May 20, 2010 8:14 AM

    Wow, 15 WRs and only one or two worth a sh!t. Good luck with that Pete.

  6. Richm2256 says: May 20, 2010 8:33 AM

    Here’s another first-class dickhead that I long ago stopped caring about.
    Who cares if anyone wants to pay you a damn dollar, Terrell? Go the hell away, you suck badly these days anyway.

  7. Munze Konza says: May 20, 2010 8:36 AM

    Owens #1 and Housh #2 with Branch/Butler #3 and Tate learning the game at the NFL level.
    That is a great set of receivers.

  8. adammwilson77 says: May 20, 2010 8:59 AM

    Tate has been great in mini- camps. That’s why they didn’t and won’t sign Owens.

  9. hotchick says: May 20, 2010 9:07 AM

    I hope Munze was expressing sarcarm.
    It would have been a great set 4 years ago.

  10. The_Emperor says: May 20, 2010 9:08 AM

    # Richm2256 says: May 20, 2010 8:33 AM
    Here’s another first-class dickhead that I long ago stopped caring about.
    Who cares if anyone wants to pay you a damn dollar, Terrell? Go the hell away, you suck badly these days anyway.
    —————————————————–
    So, which team do you pretend to follow? SF, PHI or DAL?

  11. fresno500 says: May 20, 2010 9:15 AM

    Who has the skills to get the ball to these premier receivers. It dosen’t matter who they hire, if the QB is crap….it will be a Buffalo Bills redux.

  12. Duck Fallas says: May 20, 2010 9:25 AM

    Can any of those 15 guys throw the football?

  13. JesusIsMySavior says: May 20, 2010 9:31 AM

    How fitting that a sinner like Owens would land on the Left Coast.

  14. JesusIsMySavior says: May 20, 2010 9:32 AM

    How fitting that a sinner like Owens would land on the Left Coast.

  15. FumbleNuts says: May 20, 2010 9:50 AM

    “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.”
    Enough said, Pete go get T.O. for Hasselbeck.

  16. answer3 says: May 20, 2010 9:57 AM

    Dear Coach,
    We only have room for ONE overpaid underachiever on this team.
    Thanks,
    Deion Branch

  17. Richm2256 says: May 20, 2010 10:15 AM

    The_Emperor says:
    May 20, 2010 9:08 AM
    So, which team do you pretend to follow? SF, PHI or DAL?
    ————————————————
    You MUST be a friggin’ newbie, there are plenty of people here who could tell you I’m a Patriots fan. Try to know what the hell you’re talking about before taking a shot at someone here, douchebag.

  18. robert ethen says: May 20, 2010 10:35 AM

    Won’t need those shades in Seattle, Ter….ha, ha.

  19. ejtowne says: May 20, 2010 11:15 AM

    rbais2:and is owned by an someone not worthy for Hall-of-Fame enshrinement.
    Are you kidding me? Ralph Wilson helped build the NFL that we all watch and love today!!

  20. Bdrunk says: May 20, 2010 11:25 AM

    I’m in support of T.O. going to the Seahawks. You never seem to hear about anyone after they go there. Like the Bermuda Triangle of the NFL.

  21. Bdrunk says: May 20, 2010 11:28 AM

    The Seahawks are like a nazi death camp, or a roach motel. I see many players go there, but never come out.

  22. This is not news says: May 20, 2010 11:30 AM

    I figure T.O. as the next nfl player on dancing with the stars.

  23. badthings says: May 20, 2010 11:55 AM

    Bdrunk says: May 20, 2010 11:28 AM
    The Seahawks are like a nazi death camp, or a roach motel. I see many players go there, but never come out
    _____________________________________
    At least they aren’t sexual predators like you have on the Steelers.

  24. chipwade says: May 20, 2010 12:11 PM

    No please. Matt can’t throw deep anymore and T.O. drops short passes.

  25. pondbridge says: May 20, 2010 12:19 PM

    Hope that T.O. is taking notes about how what happened to Jeff George. No one– absolutely NO ONE– wants to have a team wrecker around when their best years are behind them. Good riddance. Next come the articles about the “Changed T.O.” when he gets desperate.

  26. Hatten says: May 20, 2010 12:39 PM

    WOW, 15 WRs?
    The problem with that statement is that they really only have 10% of that number… 1.5 is about right! TJ and Tate counting as the half a WR, once he develops, wait, if he develops, they might have 2.
    Did TO destroy the Bills lockeroom? No!
    But the real problem is that he also didn’t tear it up on the football field either.
    Still better than what they have so go get him!

  27. Bdrunk says: May 20, 2010 1:26 PM

    badthings says:
    May 20, 2010 11:55 AM
    At least they aren’t sexual predators like you have on the Steelers.
    ———————-
    Awful

  28. Nard100 says: May 20, 2010 5:04 PM

    T.O. = Too Old

  29. SeeUInTheSuperbowl says: May 20, 2010 8:27 PM

    Please no! Even if he’s on the Hawks, I’ll be hoping each and every play for that career ending injury.

  30. SeashawkzRock says: May 20, 2010 8:50 PM

    I say take the chance with T.O. Of all of those recievers, keep Housh, Golden, Butler, Morey, OboMan, and both Williams and pick up TO. Then start looking for some defensive linemen and some defensive backs. Then cut Julius Jones!!!

  31. c hox fan says: May 21, 2010 10:31 AM

    JesusIsMySavior says:
    May 20, 2010 9:31 AM
    How fitting that a sinner like Owens would land on the Left Coast.
    Can you keep your bible beater garbage out of the football forums please

  32. mob_barley says: May 24, 2010 4:12 PM

    JebusIsMySavior farted with his mouth
    “How fitting that a sinner like Owens would land on the Left Coast.”
    first off, are there any less sinners on the east coast?? second, it is the west coast! seriously do people say things like “left coast”? please tell me it is just this A$$hole.
    anyhow, Owens is a jerk, but he we be a great addition to the seahawks if he was paid say 1 million per season.

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