CHARLOTTE NC - SEPTEMBER 26: Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals warms up before the start of their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 26 2010 in Charlotte North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Terrell Owens has agreed to a one year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. The 38-year old future Hall of Famer was not re-signed by the Bengals following a surprisingly decent 2010 campaign in which he had 72 catches for 983 yards and 9 touchdowns, and after tearing his ACL in training that offseason, he couldn't get an NFL team to bite. He was out of football in 2011 except for a brief stint with the Allen Wranglers for the IFL.
Owens, 6'3, 224 pounds, reportedly ran a sub-4.5 40 yard dash on Monday in his workout for the Seahawks, an astounding number for a 38-year old one year removed from a torn ACL. He'll now compete for a spot on the Seahawks 53-man roster with the likes of Ricardo Lockette, Kris Durham, and Braylon Edwards as a physical, outside deep threat.
Owens, though pretty much constantly surrounded by controversy over his 15-year NFL career, is a six-time Pro Bowler, five-time All Pro, a member of the NFL 2000's All Decade Team, and a holder dozens of NFL records for receiving. This seems like a low-risk move for the Seahawks, and right in line with their M.O. This front office likes competitive types with chips on their shoulder and/or something to prove, and T.O. has that in spades. Not only does Owens still believe he can play in the NFL at a high level, he has financial motivation to stick with the team. He's apparently been working very hard to get himself back into playing shape, a success that is evidenced by his shocking workout today in which several Seahawks receivers tweeted their positive impressions.