Fans of former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens can get their popcorn ready because he's back in the NFL, signing a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The team currently has 13 receivers in training camp including Braylon Edwards, Golden Tate and Sidney Rice with five spots open for the final roster.
"Happy to confirm that Terrell Owens has signed with the Seahawks," agent Jordan Woy said on his Twitter at 8:44 p.m. "We put a lot of hard work into this. Happy for him and I believe in him."
Word spread late Sunday evening that Owens had a tryout in Seattle after the team released former Cowboys wideout Antonio Bryant. Owens shined in his workout, according to ESPN's Ed Werder who reported that Owens ran a sub-4.5 40-yard dash. In 2010, T.O. had 72 receptions for 983 yards and nine touchdowns with the Cincinnati Bengals. He missed all of the 2011 campaign following knee surgery. Seattle will be his sixth NFL team following the 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills and Bengals.
After all of this time (and with all of his doubters), why does Terrell Owens find himself back in the NFL? Maybe it was his recent affiliation with Dallas-based agency Willis & Woy Or perhaps it was all of the attention he received from his photo spread in DFW.com's 2012 Hot Issue.
Following his signing, Owens tweeted to his fans, "God is good. Thankful. Grateful. To ALL my new teammates & the "12th Man"... Let's Do This!"
Time will tell if this turns out to be the capping to Owens' Hall of Fame career, but one thing's for certain: having T.O. in the NFC West along with receivers Randy Moss (49ers) and Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals), things will be very entertaining. Speaking of entertaining, the Dallas Cowboys play the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 of the NFL season. Since the game will be up in Seattle, perhaps it will be a case of "Get your coffee ready?"
p.s. Owens is on a roll with his other career: acting. On Wednesday night, he makes a memorable appearance in the premiere of the new NBC sitcom Go On, starring Matthew Perry. The show gets a preview Wednesday after the Olympics.
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