Even though they let him practice too soon, the Seahawks didn’t let Terrell Owens play in the exhibition opener.
That’s going to change this week, as he’s going to make his Seahawks debut Saturday night in Denver.
“I’m not going to tell you how many plays it will be,” coach Pete Carroll said, via Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. “We’ll see how it goes, but he’s going to play pretty early in the game.”
Owens was signed Aug. 6, but didn’t play in the Aug. 11 game because he had only practiced three days, although the Seahawks sent him out before they should have.
“He’s ready to go,” Carroll said. “He had two good weeks of work, and he came in in great shape so he’s ready to go.”
The Seahawks don’t list Owens among the first three units on their depth chart, but that doesn’t mean much. As we’ve mentioned before, those things are only occasionally done with input from the coaching staff, as PR staffs go with conventional wisdom or what they’ve seen in practice. For instance, the Seahawks chart lists him as a split end, but he’s been practicing at flanker.
The Seahawks have some interesting young names, but it’s still going to be fascinating to see how the old one finally performs.