Report: Terrell Owens to Visit the Seattle Seahawks

Ron Clements@Ron_ClementsCorrespondent IAugust 5, 2012

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll keeps trying to add a veteran wide receiver to his young group, but can’t seem to find the right one.

The Seahawks signed former second-round pick Antonio Bryant on July 26, only to cut him 10 days later.

That comes after Seattle signed former first-rounder Braylon Edwards, who essentially replaced Mike Williams as Carroll’s next reclamation project.

Now comes word from sports reporter Dave "Softy" Mahler of KJR radio via that the aging and temperamental Terrell Owens will visit Seattle for a possible workout.

Owens has either worn out his welcome or whined his way out with five NFL teams since being a third-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 1996. The 38-year-old last played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010 and was released from his contract by the Indoor Football League’s Allen Wranglers on May 29 of this year.

Owens can’t seem to be happy anywhere.

He’s a sure-fire Hall of Fame talent whose antics and criticism of teammates have rubbed other players and media members the wrong way.

Why Carroll would add Owens to a receiver corps that already includes 13 players, including Edwards and top receiver Sidney Rice to go with last year’s breakout rookie, Doug Baldwin, is beyond me.


What is very evident is that Carroll is not happy with what he has behind Rice and is trying to upgrade the position. That’s all fine and dandy, but would he really think adding a polarizing and disorderly locker room presence is the right way to go?


#NFL League source told me tonight that WR Terrell Owens is on his way to Seattle to visit with the #Seahawks. No word on tryout/contract

— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) August 6, 2012