The Seattle Seahawks may not have been able to find a roster spot for Terrell Owens, but head coach Pete Carroll said he's open to bringing the receiver back should a need arise.
Carroll told NFL.com that the decision to release Owens had nothing to do with reports that Owens had been a locker room distraction.
"Anybody that thinks he had an attitude around here or something like that got in the way is wrong," Carroll told the web site. "They don't know what they're talking about. This guy was great. He did everything we wanted him to do. He practiced hard, he studied hard, he asked questions, he worked hard in the games. He did everything. He was terrific."
Carroll said the team's younger receivers suited the offense better, leading to Owens' release. He added that he "wouldn't hesitate" to re-sign the 38-year-old if circumstances dictated it later in the season.