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Seahawks downplay interest in Terrell Owens

Although the Seahawks have expressed what was described as “preliminary interest” in free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens, Seattle G.M. John Schneider says the chances of Owens actually signing with the team are remote.

Schneider said the Seahawks don’t intend to offer Owens a contract unless “something drastic happens.”

The Seahawks are already crowded at wide receiver, with T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Deion Branch and rookie Golden Tate likely to be atop the depth chart at the position.

In addition to those three, the Seahawks have 12 other receivers currently on the roster, and Schneider singled out former Detroit Lions draft bust Mike Williams as a player who has been a pleasant surprise.

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20 Responses to “Seahawks downplay interest in Terrell Owens”
  1. It puts the lotion on the skin says: May 27, 2010 1:29 PM

    TO, you had yourself a nice career. This is your wake up call, get over yourself, retire, and move on. Teams were willing to put up with your bullshit when you were one of the 10 best receivers in football, but you havent been that for about 4 years, time to move on…..

  2. SATAN567 says: May 27, 2010 1:30 PM

    Terrell Owens is an upgrade on Deion Branch. Make the move.

  3. HarrisonHits says: May 27, 2010 1:32 PM

    “the Seahawks don’t intend to offer Owens a contract unless “something drastic happens.”
    Translates to “unless he’ll take vet minimum so we can cut him at the first sign of trouble or sucking on the field we’re not interested.”

  4. sergep says: May 27, 2010 1:35 PM

    Lets see.. How about we let Brett Favre and TO play together they are both pretty annoying and are too old to compete. I think the hawks should just bring DJack back.

  5. Cro-Mags says: May 27, 2010 1:47 PM

    “Terrell Owens is an upgrade on Deion Branch. Make the move.”
    TO can probably be had for less, and is less injury prone. Seahawks screwed themselves giving up a 1st and huge contract for Branch – he’ll probably be cut anyway.

  6. irishsamurai says: May 27, 2010 2:08 PM

    sergep says:
    May 27, 2010 1:35 PM
    Lets see.. How about we let Brett Favre and TO play together they are both pretty annoying and are too old to compete. I think the hawks should just bring DJack back.
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    33tds 7ints nfc championship game,,,too old to compete!?!?!?

  7. sergep says: May 27, 2010 2:22 PM

    Give the vikings, the rams defense and brett and a rb who is average and vikings suck. Brett Favre didnt’ have to win many games, the only game he trully won was maybe the 9ers game. Everything else is due to the talent around him, Sam Bradford could have just as many vins as brett Favre. BTW i have nothing against Vikings i just think Brett should let it go.

  8. edgy1957 says: May 27, 2010 2:33 PM

    The Seahawks are already crowded at wide receiver
    *************************
    There’s a big difference between being crowded and being set and given how well that Owens played with a lesser set of QBs, I can’t see how Owens doesn’t work out better than anyone than Tate (and even then he’s better but might as well throw the young guy to the wolves early). They could still sign him to a one-year contract with a signing bonus and easily attained in season bonuses that they can use as a carrot.

  9. AlanSaysYo says: May 27, 2010 2:36 PM

    TO’s only wake-up call is to lower his asking price. Plenty of teams would still take him, and would have done so already if he wasn’t stuck on $5 million/year.
    I suspect if TO issued a press release this afternoon saying he’d play for $2 million this year, 10 teams would call him today.

  10. tiger2471 says: May 27, 2010 2:59 PM

    Man, TO set a team record with Tony Romo in Dallas in 2008, 34 tds in 3 years. Please! He’s not washed up, he was in Buffalo with a QB who didn’t have a line. You have to be kidding urself.

  11. cbrianwatkins says: May 27, 2010 3:33 PM

    sergep says:
    May 27, 2010 2:22 PM
    Give the vikings, the rams defense and brett and a rb who is average and vikings suck. Brett Favre didnt’ have to win many games, the only game he trully won was maybe the 9ers game. Everything else is due to the talent around him, Sam Bradford could have just as many vins as brett Favre. BTW i have nothing against Vikings i just think Brett should let it go.
    ————————————————–
    how old are you ? 15? Since when did a single person win any games for any NFL team
    this is one of the dumbest posts i’ve seen on here,

  12. CINCINNATI pastuh says: May 27, 2010 3:57 PM

    i laugh at he thought of Team Obliterator and Doushmanzadeh together. seahawks would implode if they did that. havent they had enough of TJ crying for pass interference even on running plays? T.O. would disintegrate the seahawks into a fine dust that can be sniffed up matt jones’s nose and they’ll be picking in the top 10 next year as well for the 3rd year in a row

  13. Cowboys915 says: May 27, 2010 4:20 PM

    deion branch shoulda took les money and stayed in NE….brady made him alot better than he actually is

  14. Cowboys915 says: May 27, 2010 4:21 PM

    branch shoulda stayed in NE and took less money.. brady made him look better than he actually is

  15. Bing253 says: May 27, 2010 4:26 PM

    How are they downplaying interest? You really need to read or listen to the entire interviews rather than take sound bits and take them out of context? Schiender said they haven’t completely ruled out the possibility of signing him although he said it’s probably not likely going to happen and would probably take something drastic to happen. So he was upfront and honest about the situation and didn’t downplay anything.
    John Clayton said today that TO will probably end up in DC playing with his buddy McNabb again.

  16. LighTsouT says: May 27, 2010 5:52 PM

    @sergep: the Vikings do have an average running back. AD can never be considered a top RB with as many fumbles as he has. You can get all the yards in the world you want, but if you put the ball on the ground before punching it is, you’re useless. Also, I don’t think the Rams defense is as bad as you’re giving them credit for and the vikings defense is as dominant as you’re giving them credit for. HOWEVER, I do think the Vikings would’ve won just as many games with Tavaris as they did with Favre. Favre is the most overrated football player today.

  17. edgy1957 says: May 27, 2010 6:23 PM

    LighTsouT says:
    @sergep: the Vikings do have an average running back. AD can never be considered a top RB with as many fumbles as he has.
    ******************
    You’re high. Tony Dorsett, Hall Of Famer, Super Bowl winner had 30 fumbles in his first 44 games, compared to 20 for Peterson in 46. Yeah, AD is ordinary – if you don’t know anything about football. After all, everyone but you must be wrong to have sent him to 3 straight Pro Bowls and 2 straight FIRST TEAM All-Pro teams — when pigs fly.
    Oh and if that isn’t good enough for you, how about that average back, Franco Harris, Hall Of Famer, owner of 4 Super Bowl rings and who had 24 fumbles in his first 38 games? Do you think that they made a mistake putting him into 3 straight Pro Bowls in his first 3 years?

  18. heisty says: May 27, 2010 6:31 PM

    hey cincinatti…TO won’t make this team implode we can’t do any worse than we had been…release branch and sign TO for the minimum,I wouldn’t sign TO for more than the minimum with a whole lot of incentives

  19. Hudson Seahawk says: May 27, 2010 7:15 PM

    I am not saying we should get TO, because he surely is a giant douche. However Branch sucks; he is worthless, especially considering what we pay him. So he was good on the Patriots a thousand years ago. Big deal…
    Branch should get the boot. Your years of sucking for my beloved Seahawks are over, fancy boy, get the hell out of here!

  20. FumbleNuts says: May 27, 2010 10:35 PM

    T.O. and McNabb deserve each other.
    They could make a movie, “Puke” Cassidy and the “Showboat Kid.”

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