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Terrell Owens tweets that he’s been released by the Seahawks

MJD
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With rosters needing to be trimmed to 75 players by Monday afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks parted ways with wide receiver Terrell Owens on Sunday. The team hasn't made an official announcement, but Owens tweeted this on Sunday afternoon:

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And so Owens' stay in Seattle ends with a whimper. In two preseason games, he had two catches, both of them coming Friday night against the Chiefs. The highlight of his preseason was definitely this twisting over-the-shoulder catch in the Seahawks' 44-10 win against the Chiefs.

The lowlight was definitely this unforgiveable drop of a Matt Flynn pass in Seattle's 30-10 win against Denver.

[Les Carpenter: Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck natural frenemies]

Owens' release wasn't a surprise. It always felt like he was a long shot to make the roster, and he'd have had to play lights out to give himself a real chance. He didn't. He wasn't bad, but he wasn't good enough.

Could there be a chance that someone else would be interested in Owens? I'd tend to think not, but maybe, if the Seattle coaching staff gives Owens rave reviews on his way out the door, Owens handles his release maturely (as his tweet indicates he's doing) and some other team gets hit hard with the injury bug, it could happen.

I'm more inclined to believe that we've seen the last of Owens in the NFL, though. For the sake of Owens and for the sake of my own entertainment, I hope I'm wrong.

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