Three weeks – that’s all the time the Seattle Seahawks needed to see that Terrell Owens is not the player he use to be.
Sunday Seattle made waves by not only naming rookie Russell Wilson their starting QB, but by waiving Owens, who posted a message on his Twitter account shortly before 11 a.m. that he had been released.
“I’m no longer a Seahawk,” Owens tweeted. “I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity, I’m truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & will NOT waiver.”
The 38-year-old signed a one-year deal with Seattle back on August 7th, following a great workout that had coaches and Seahawks staff raving about how good he looked for having not played an NFL game in more than 18 months.
Now, he’s back on the street looking for work.
In a league getting younger, there simply isn’t room for guys like Owens, Chad Johnson and Randy Moss. Both Owens and Johnson have already been let go (Johnson for headbutting his soon to be ex-wife), and it wouldn’t be a stunner to see Moss shown the door before too long.