The Seattle Seahawks have released Terrell Owens as part of the team cutting down from 90 to 75 players.
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.— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) August 26, 2012
NFL teams must cut down to 75 players by 1 p.m Pacific Time on Monday. Owens, 38, signed with the Seahawks after an impressive workout on Aug. 6. Owens was in great shape, and at times flashed the big-play potential in practice that he showed throughout his career.
However, that effort did not translate over to games.
Owens was targeted three times against Kansas City, and finished with two catches for 41 yards. That performance came after being targeted five times against Denver last week, but finishing without a catch, including a drop on what would have been a 46-yard touchdown catch from the arm of quarterback Matt Flynn.
Owens’ release means that Seattle will continue to give younger players like Ricardo Lockette and Kris Durham a chance to make the roster.
While Owens is no longer with Seattle, he did prove that he can still play in the league. Being cut now by the Seahawks offers Owens a better opportunity to hook on with another team looking for a deep threat at receiver.