The Seattle Seahawks and Terrell Owens agree to a one-year deal worth one million dollars.
Owens displayed impressive physical conditioning during a workout for the Seahawks yesterday, Monday, where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds.
Although Owens didn’t play in the NFL last year, he produced impressive numbers while playing in the Indoor Football League where he recorded 420 yards, 10 touchdowns and 35 receptions in eight games. He was later released due to outlandish conduct, lack of focus, and being an overall distraction from the team. Owens also failed to appear at a charity event, which seemed to be the final mishap before the Allen Wranglers relieved him of his services.
The current 38-year-old Owens produced 983 yards, 72 catches and nine touchdowns for the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2010-2011 season. He outshined teammate Chad Ochocinco before sustaining a leg injury (ACL), which sidelined him for the remainder of the season. Owens age and one-year hiatus from NFL football raises a reg flag. Seattle hopes their risky move will pay off.
Now, from a Seahawks perspective, Owens will hopefully generate production for a sub-par passing offense . He’s expected to relieve some of the workload placed on primary receiver Sydney Rice. Seattle also signed/added former 49er Braylon Edwards hoping to bolster its passing attack. Edwards has also been a distraction for former teams and has subsequently bounced around the league previously playing for the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers.
Seattle’s receiving core will have a new look. Mike Williams and Antonio Bryant were released, and Golden Tate and Ben Obomanu have apparently been moved down the depth chart to make room for Owens and Edwards. Offensive juggernaut and head coach Pete Carroll loves an aeronautical attack and wanted to add another tall, physical receiver to the team, especially since star running back Marshawn Lynch will begin the season suspended from an off-field arrest for DUI. Owens who stands 6-foot-3 and still possess big play capability should mesh nicely with the offense barring distractions.