Terrell Owens has informed his Twitter followers that the Seattle Seahawks have released him. Owens confirmed this news with the following tweet on August 26, 2012:
"I'm no longer a Seahawk. I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity, I'm truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & will NOT waiver."
The Seahawks and Owens agreed to a one-year contract on August 6. Owens earned his roster spot with a fantastic workout. He hasn't played in a regular-season game since he was with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. That was when Chad Johnson and Owens were teammates.
The Seahawks will start the season with Sidney Rice and Braylon Edwards as their top receivers. The Seahawks wanted a physical wide receiver who could replace Mike Williams. Through three preseason games, Edwards had three receptions for 83 yards with one touchdown. Owens had two receptions for 41 yards.
Does any team need Terrell Owens? The Miami Dolphins released Chad Johnson earlier this month. However, they won't covet another receiver who has had character concerns. Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani fractured his left tibia on August 23. The Titans stunned some football enthusiasts when they signed Randy Moss in 2010. Would they take another risk with Jake Locker at quarterback?
It's worth noting that Owens didn't make it through the preseason finale. The Seahawks released Owens as part of their 75-man roster cuts. They won't trim their roster to 53 players until August 31. Owens has more time to find a team before Week 1 games begin on September 5.
Owens' release adds another prestigious receiver to free agency. Plaxico Burress and Chad Johnson are also looking for employment. Will any of these receivers play in 2012?