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Terrell Owens tweets that he’s been released by Seahawks

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Though it doesn’t qualify as much of a surprise, the Seahawks have decided to put an early end to the Terrell Owens experiment.

Owens tweeted that he had been released, thanking “the organization 4 the opportunity.”

The 38-year-old wideout was never a lock, but didn’t help his case by reportedly being a complainer.

Given that he’s now blown through coach Pete Carroll’s camp, and Carroll has become the Father Flanagan of the league, it’s hard to imagine Owens getting many more chances.

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46 Responses to “Terrell Owens tweets that he’s been released by Seahawks”
  1. gettingpwned says: Aug 26, 2012 2:09 PM

    J-E-T-S!

  2. t16rich says: Aug 26, 2012 2:10 PM

    Toronto Argonauts will take any washed up NFLers.

  3. seahawksfan25 says: Aug 26, 2012 2:10 PM

    I saw this coming.

  4. fthrvic says: Aug 26, 2012 2:11 PM

    I think what you meant to say was “it’s hard to imagine Owens getting ANY more chances.”

  5. teehov843 says: Aug 26, 2012 2:11 PM

    I think T.O. should move to the tight end position.

  6. crj202 says: Aug 26, 2012 2:13 PM

    T-nO More!!

  7. upyoursnfu says: Aug 26, 2012 2:14 PM

    RIP

  8. greyhawk9 says: Aug 26, 2012 2:14 PM

    wow that didnt last very long… its too bad he cant catch because he has size and speed. someone else will give him a shot i think

  9. turk2875 says: Aug 26, 2012 2:14 PM

    The bigger question is, why did I find myself rooting for T.O. to make the Seahawks??

  10. Pacific NW Mark says: Aug 26, 2012 2:15 PM

    Best of luck, TO. I was hoping Seattle would provide the final chapter to your HoF career.

  11. seattlereign says: Aug 26, 2012 2:16 PM

    A young developing QB doesn’t need to be saddled by TO’s antics. We gave him an opportunity and he didn’t step up. Good luck TO.

  12. thehighhat says: Aug 26, 2012 2:20 PM

    Seattle: Where receivers go to die.

  13. jasonthemcclain says: Aug 26, 2012 2:22 PM

    So much for my concern about who would get more touchdowns [they are tied for second on the all time list]–TO or Randy Moss.

    Go Niners!

  14. curtj5 says: Aug 26, 2012 2:22 PM

    Even though Terrel is somewhat douche-y, I was sort of rooting for him and am a little bit surprised at this news. He’s always had problems dropping the ball, though, so I guess age has caught up with him.

  15. warrenlevine says: Aug 26, 2012 2:26 PM

    …which is why, since I saw him play his last game as an Eagle, at the Broncos’ new stadium, I’ve called him “T-Zero.” What a disappointment this guy turned out to be. Fizzed worse than an Alka-Seltzer.

  16. sabatimus says: Aug 26, 2012 2:27 PM

    Duh duhdududuh DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAH!

  17. danehart says: Aug 26, 2012 2:27 PM

    I heard the Dolphins were looking for a reciever….

  18. defscottyb says: Aug 26, 2012 2:27 PM

    Redskins: bring him in one a one year vet minimum deal.

  19. gammynomnom says: Aug 26, 2012 2:28 PM

    now what am I supposed to do with this popcorn?

  20. goldrush36 says: Aug 26, 2012 2:34 PM

    Who’s laughing at Randy Moss now?

  21. ronaldmexico says: Aug 26, 2012 2:37 PM

    Time for the next step of the team’s search for washed up receivers – Pete Carroll may be busting off a call to Chad Johnson.

  22. cletusvandam says: Aug 26, 2012 2:37 PM

    I was one of the people that thought T.O. really had something left, just needed a team willing to give him a chance. Looks like I was wrong. Good luck T.O.

  23. trollhammer20 says: Aug 26, 2012 2:38 PM

    As a Seahawk fan who was trying to be cautiously optimistic in spite of my gut reaction of “WHY DID WE DO THIS!?!?!”….thank God.

    Charly Martin may not have that speed and size, but at least he catches the ball when it’s thrown his way.

  24. shlort says: Aug 26, 2012 2:38 PM

    Owens isnt worth his minimum base salary, or the ‘Hawks woulda kept him.

    I see no team taking a chance on a player like Owens. He is one of those players that overstayed his welcome in the league.

    Now, Owens firmly believes he has enough talent that he can still act like “all-pro Owens”. Problem is, Terrell has lost a step or two, and isnt worth the compensation if you consider his attitude.

    Owens was fun to watch sometimes. His highlght reels (“The Catch”), and his lowlite reels (“That’s my Quarterback, man”), will be on display for many years to come.

    So, Terrell… Get your popcorn ready…… And sit on the couch Sunday afternoons and watch with the rest of us.

  25. khuxford says: Aug 26, 2012 2:43 PM

    A lot of folks are unsure whether they’d like their team to sign TO.

    If you’re a fan already trying to figure out who your team is playing in the conference championship, probably not.

    But if you’re a fan with a team that is on the bubble for the playoffs or you’re fearing will be one-and-done, then you’re entertaining the thought that he might be worth the risk, as he might do so well as to make their team special…and, if he blows up in your face, you’ll console yourself with the idea that the team probably wouldn’t have done it anyway.

  26. chesslungo says: Aug 26, 2012 2:43 PM

    Father time didnt win this time, TOs mouth did TO in

  27. milehigh26 says: Aug 26, 2012 2:47 PM

    Bailey shut him down.

  28. tfd4999 says: Aug 26, 2012 2:48 PM

    i think t.o. may get signed after week one by someone (dolphins could use him). that way he could get cut cost-free

  29. jc327 says: Aug 26, 2012 2:53 PM

    Tell Ocho we said hi.

  30. khmer379 says: Aug 26, 2012 2:54 PM

    i seriously think the vikes should give him a chance yea i know he come with baggage but beside harvin who do we really have?

  31. folkcrusader says: Aug 26, 2012 3:08 PM

    I watch the ‘hawks closely and I have to say I was surprised at the separation he was able to generate. Unfortunately he had trouble catching the ball. If he could hold on to the ball I think it would have been a harder decision. For all you other fans that root for a team that is wide out challenged, you may just see TO on your squad after week one.

  32. jimmysee says: Aug 26, 2012 3:15 PM

    With Johnny Knox on PUP, and Jay Cutler under center, looks like a 6-week rental by the Bears could be in TO’s future.

  33. redandgoldhitman52 says: Aug 26, 2012 3:27 PM

    i think 49ers should sign him just this year so he can retire a 49er with a ring after the season is over.

  34. Ryan says: Aug 26, 2012 3:59 PM

    I hate to say it, but he could help the dolphins

  35. jeffesky says: Aug 26, 2012 4:08 PM

    To be honest i think most hawk nation was routing fot T.O. but in the end Edwards is ten years younger and has been fantastic. just not enough room for both. i do think T.O. showed something and will get picked up. the hawks are more solid than people think at reciever because winslow and miller at T.E. are very good. all of our backs can catch and if wilson gets the start his threat to run opens up lanes so they should be fine.

  36. deenice810 says: Aug 26, 2012 4:09 PM

    The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.
    Memo to T.O.

  37. mancave001 says: Aug 26, 2012 4:11 PM

    What a tragic story T.O. has been. Reminds me of a quotation a local church had up on its board for years: “Never let your attitude hinder your altitude.”

    The only thing that stood between T.O. being the greatest receiver in history was……T.O.

  38. donnymacjack says: Aug 26, 2012 4:14 PM

    He wasn’t cut due to his attitude, he was cut simply because his skills are not where they used to be and therer are 3 or 4 young guys right there with him and THEY WILL be happy to play scpecial teams and make it work for them. So simislar taltent with more versatitlity…frankly it was an easy call.

  39. melikefootball says: Aug 26, 2012 4:27 PM

    WOW, WOW, WOW who would have thought….bet T.O didn’t!

  40. ddjjddjj says: Aug 26, 2012 4:41 PM

    Someone needs to sign the man. He’s still a stud. Almost 1000 yards in his last full season and the preseason showed he has no issue getting open. The speed is still there. You sign him cheap and if he becomes a behavior problem you cut him loose. It’s a no loss situation.

  41. granadafan says: Aug 26, 2012 5:02 PM

    Looks like those stories of him complaining were true.

  42. p1nch3dloaf says: Aug 26, 2012 5:02 PM

    His attitude did him in. I saw a glimpse of him arguing with coach Carrol during the K.C. blowout. It looked like T.O. refused to go back into the game playing with the second stringers.

  43. whobeadrian says: Aug 26, 2012 5:26 PM

    What am I supposed to do with all this popcorn now?!

  44. 12manfanatic says: Aug 26, 2012 7:31 PM

    Where is some of that Largent bloodline when you need it.

  45. thebigwhitecat says: Aug 26, 2012 8:33 PM

    Ugh. Now more weeks of T.O. interested in this team, that team, etc.

    Don’t go away mad, T.O. Just go away.

  46. unlost1 says: Aug 27, 2012 10:56 AM

    i guarantee you he didn’t personally tweet this

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