Terrell Owens tweets that he’s been released by Seahawks

AP

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.

46 responses to “Terrell Owens tweets that he’s been released by Seahawks

  1. 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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. …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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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?

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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

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

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