Terrell Owens #10 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up prior to the start of the NFL preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on August 24, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America)
Terrell Owens tweeted news of his release
by the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The team's move signals the end of its brief experiment with the aging wide receiver.
"I'm no longer a Seahawk," Owens tweeted to his 1.3 million followers. "I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity. I'm truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & will NOT waiver."
Owens, 38, signed with the Seahawks for the veteran's minimum earlier this month. At the time, he was thought to have a decent chance of making the team's final roster. A disastrous outing in his first preseason game quickly changed his fortunes. Owens was targeted five times in his Seahawks debut but had zero catches.
He caught two balls for 41 yards in Friday night's 44-14 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, but dropped one easy pass and appeared to quit on a deep route. Seattle's other wide-receiver gamble, Braylon Edwards, clearly outplayed Owens in both games.