Terrell Owens has been released by the Seahawks, 19 days after accepting a contract from them. Owens, who has been a controversial figure over the years, tore his ACL two seasons ago and set out all of last season. While being moderately successful the season before, it seemed no team would take a chance on the aging receiver. The Seahawks took less than three weeks before deciding to cut the wide receiver.
Owens tweeted on Sunday that he was no longer a Seahawk, stating “I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity, I’m truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & will NOT waiver.” The Seahawks signed Owens after watching him in a workout three weeks ago. “Terrell came in here and busted his tail and he looked really effective right from the start,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “But as we just took a look at our guys that are coming through the program and growing up with us we thought that it would be best for us to stay with those guys.” It’s unclear if Owens will get another chance on an NFL team or will be forced into retirement.