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Terrell Owens' NFL comeback might have been brief, as the veteran wide receiver announced via Twitter that he'd been cut by Seattle. In two preseason games for the Seahawks, Owens dropped an excessive number of catchable balls and had just two receptions for a total of 40 yards. Was this T.O.'s last chance to make an NFL roster?
On Thurday, "First Take" debated which new wide receiver will have the biggest impact on his new team. Randy Moss, Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson have either struggled of late or been out of football entirely, but they're all looking to recapture their talent this season. Christian Fauria thinks Moss will make the 49ers real contenders, but Skip Bayless isn't so sure -- he has Chad Johnson as his sleeper pick. What's your take?
We've been feeling kind of bad for Terrell Owens as of late -- he obviously wanted to get back to the NFL and sounded awfully down about the whole thing. He'll likely get his second (or third, or fourth) chance soon, as he has agreed to a contract with the Seattle Seahawks. T.O. joins a team that rarely has been known for its passing acumen, but likely starter Matt Flynn could be just what the Seahawks need to make it work with Owens. Will Seattle regret this signing, or is Owens the answer?
Can Owens behave?
Terrell Owens never has been known as a particularly tactful person, but it could be back to arena football for him if he becomes a significant distraction in Seattle.
Better than 2010?
Owens' 2010-11 season was relatively productive, if a bit off his typical level of performance.
One has to wonder whether Terrell Owens' shirtless free-agent workout will become something of an annual ritual, akin to what the Brett Favre retirement vacillation was for the past few years. Owens' workout was attended by zero NFL teams, but as you can see above, the footage is available to whoever would like to watch it. Owens had 983 yards and nine touchdowns last season, but his torn ACL is obviously still a concern for potential employers.
Would you want Owens?
There's a good chance that Owens can still be a legitimate deep threat in the NFL, and his body of work is second to very few receivers in football history.
When you have Terrell Owens on your team, you don't just have a star receiver -- you have a media personality whose presence on a team can be overwhelming.
Jerry Rice is the consensus No. 1, but the NFL may have lost two of its all-time greatest receivers this season, with Randy Moss having retired and Terrell Owens not looking like he'll latch on with a team anytime soon.