After agreeing to terms with the team on August 6, Owens announced he was released on Sunday, Aug. 26 via Twitter. In 15 NFL seasons, Owens has collected 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns.
It was expected that either Braylon Edwards or T.O. wasn’t going to make the final roster in Seattle.
The T.O. experiment by Pete Carroll and co. began only one day after the club cut Antonio Bryant, less than a week after adding Braylon Edwards and just over three weeks following the release of Mike Williams.
Owens, 38, was out of the league last season after tearing an ACL during the lockout. He also played for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League earlier this year, where he once again left in a haze of controversy.
After eight seasons with the Niners (1996-2003), T.O. took his talents to the Philadelphia Eagles (2004-05), before joining the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys (2006-08), followed by one-year stints with the Buffalo Bills (2009) and Cincinnati Bengals (2010).
In 2010, he racked up 72 receptions for 983 yards and nine scores in 14 games (11 starts).
Whether he can still play, is tough to determine, but not making the cut with the Seahawks is probably a good indication his days are very numbered in the NFL.
However, there are a number of teams that might be willing to give him a chance, like the New York Jets.
It all depends on a few factors. How well Owens can still perform. How much he still wants to play in likely a pretty limited role that might be for a below-average team. And how willing a team is to take a chance on a guy like Owens.
It’s safe to say he won’t create very many headaches for a team that just tries him out before the season.
Whether or not his days are over are yet to be determined, but one thing’s certain: he’ll find a way to get attention.
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Michael Gartman is a College Football and NFL Senior Writer, the AFC South and NFC West Lead Writer and the Founder, CEO of GridironGrit.com. He also writes for RantPolitical.com, where he reports on topics across all sides of the political spectrum and analyzes important issues in the liberty movement. Follow @_MichaelGartman, @RantPolitical and @GridironGrit on Twitter!