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Get your popcorn ready, T.O. to Seattle.
August 7th 2012
Seattle, WA – Terrell Owens signs a one-year contract with the Seahawks.
Reported by Fox Sports insider Jay Glazer on Monday, the Seattle Seahawks and 38-year-old receiver Terrell Owens have agreed to terms of a one-year deal. The team had confirmed the contract, though the details have not been disclosed. Owens had worked out with the team earlier that day, and from what we can infer, he impressed. The team also signed former 3rd overall pick from Michigan Braylon Edwards, while cutting another troubled receiver, Antonio Bryant.
This will be Owen’s sixth franchise. Since being drafted in 1996 to the San Francisco 49ers, he has played for the Eagles, Cowboys, Bills, and Bengals. He also spent time earlier this year in the Indoor Football League, playing for the Allen Wranglers. Throughout his career, he has been involved in multiple controversies with coaches and quarterbacks. Whether it was getting in the face of then offensive coordinator Jim Mora Jr. with the 49ers, or calling out Donavan McNabb in Philly, saying the Eagles could have gone undefeated had the had Brett Favre leading to issues with Head Coach in Andy Reid, or creating problems for Tony Romo in Dallas, Owens has not been a model player in the NFL. Along with that, there has been off the field controversies as well, such as the Desperate Housewives skit, and the spitting confrontation with then Falcons corner, DeAngelo Hall.
With all of that said, his numbers have never lied. The star receiver had been a 5x All-Pro selection, he’s second all time in receiving yards with 15,934, and tied for second in receiving touchdowns with Randy Moss having 153. He also has an Eagles and Cowboys record for most receiving touchdowns in one season. Overall, despite his on and off field issues, he has always been productive. Even in his most recent season with Cincinnati, he had 72 receptions for nearly 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns. With the three-way quarterback competition going on in Seattle, it will interesting to see how this will play out with the Seahawks.