BY SPNW Staff 11:56PM 08/05/2012

Seahawks’ search at WR goes to Terrell Owens

In the continuing search for a big target at wide receiver, they’re inviting to camp a target not only for passes but criticism — Terrell Owens. The Seahawks have invited the controversial receiver to a workout Monday, which is a …

In the continuing search for a big target at wide receiver, they’re inviting to camp a target not only for passes but criticism — Terrell Owens.

The Seahawks have invited the controversial receiver to a workout Monday, which is a players’ day off from training camp.

Even a tryout for such a dubious character suggests the Seahawks staff has worries about talent or experience, or both, at the position. They released another longshot WR candidate, Antonio Bryant, from the 90-man roster over the weekend.

The 6-foot-3, 226-pound Owens, 38, sat out last season following surgery on his left knee. In 2010, he caught 72 passes for Cincinnati, his third team in three years, including Dallas in 2008 and Buffalo in 2009. His first eight seasons in the NFL were with San Francisco, for whom he had five 1,000-yard seasons and almost as many run-ins with quarterbacks, other teammates and coaches.

He played in eight games in the World Football League in the spring.


YourThoughts

  • RadioGuy

    Nooooooooo!  For the love of all that’s good, do NOT bring Terrell Owens to Seattle.  This is the kind of thing we’d get from Bob Whitsitt, who was better suited to run a fantasy league team than one with real flesh-and-blood human beings.  I’d even rather bring back Mike Williams, who ended up being a dog as a player but didn’t actively kill locker room camaraderie.  There’s more to this game than talent and past statistics.  TO is not worth the risk.

    • Artthiel

       Ah, but he’s a columnist’s dream. I still occasionally look at the black armband I wore for awhile mourning the departure of Brian Bosworth. I realize most fans prefer championships to Looney Tunes, but the former is so much harder to come by than the latter. Remember, if we don’t have sports villains at whom to rage, we take it out in more socially unacceptable ways.

  • RadioGuy

    Nooooooooo!  For the love of all that’s good, do NOT bring Terrell Owens to Seattle.  This is the kind of thing we’d get from Bob Whitsitt, who was better suited to run a fantasy league team than one with real flesh-and-blood human beings.  I’d even rather bring back Mike Williams, who ended up being a dog as a player but didn’t actively kill locker room camaraderie.  There’s more to this game than talent and past statistics.  TO is not worth the risk.

    • Artthiel

       Ah, but he’s a columnist’s dream. I still occasionally look at the black armband I wore for awhile mourning the departure of Brian Bosworth. I realize most fans prefer championships to Looney Tunes, but the former is so much harder to come by than the latter. Remember, if we don’t have sports villains at whom to rage, we take it out in more socially unacceptable ways.

  • Hammtime

    NO! NO! NO!!!!! We don’t need a dram queen!

    • Artthiel

      Remember, Hamm, Seahawks aren’t asking him to marry your sister. Just catch a few balls.  With Goodell as czar, the Seahawks can probably write up a contract that is canceled if he uses the subject “I” instead of “we” in any interview.

  • Hammtime

    NO! NO! NO!!!!! We don’t need a dram queen!

    • Artthiel

      Remember, Hamm, Seahawks aren’t asking him to marry your sister. Just catch a few balls.  With Goodell as czar, the Seahawks can probably write up a contract that is canceled if he uses the subject “I” instead of “we” in any interview.