The circus may be staying in Seattle for a while.
Veteran receiver Terrell Owens, ignored by every NFL team for more than a full year, could soon be a member of the Seattle Seahawks.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Owens has a “very impressive” workout with the Seahawks, and that the Seahawks are “expected” to “try to sign” the receiver.
The presence of the word “try” seems a little odd. There should be no “try” involved. If a starving dog shows up at someone’s doorstep, the person in the house doesn’t have to “try” to feed him.
Regardless, Owens could soon be back in the league. And if the Seahawks sign him, Owens may not be able to wear his favorite number. Golden Tate has No. 81.
The only currently unassigned (or unretired) number from 10 to 19 and 80 to 89 is 84.
So just like when Owens and Randy Moss both wore 81 when playing for the Cowboys/Bills/Bengals and Patriots, respectively, they both could be wearing 84 in 2012.
That assumes, of course, that Owens will make it from the 90-man roster to the final 53. Our guess is that he won’t — and that he’ll then come up with at least 84 reasons unrelated to his performance, abilities, or attitude.