Terrell Owens’ time in Seattle is apparently over after he posted on Twitter that he has been released by the Seahawks.
Owens, who has put up Hall of Fame worthy numbers over the years, left his mark on Seattle sports much as other great HOFs have like Jerry Rice, Franco Harris and Carl Eller.
While he showed that he hadn’t lost much in terms of his speed, Owens didn’t show much in the way of playmaking ability in the preseason. Coach Pete Carroll likely didn’t hold any of the misses against him where the ball was thrown behind him (unless he was running his routes poorly), but he did have a couple opportunities where catches would have made a dramatic difference in his preseason appearances.
With as many receivers on the squad the Seahawks have to choose from, and another past-problem-child/veteran Braylon Edwards on the team, getting rid of Owens looked like it was inevitable.
I don’t expect it will take long for the speculation to begin on whether or not this move is any indication of who will win the starting quarterback job. I don’t think one has to do with the other, Owens just didn’t perform up to the team’s expectation.