By Ruth Manuel-Logan (NewsOne)
NFL player Terrell Owens(pictured), whose luck career-wise has been in the dumps over recent years has now hit bottom again, after he was cut from his latest gig with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, reports the NY Daily News.
After an 18-month layoff from the NFL, the 38-year-old wide receiver was hopeful that his career would be reignited as a Sea Hawk.
But according to the Boston Herald, Owens seemed to struggle in what was seen as basic plays in his short time with the Seahawks:
Owens dropped a potential 46-yard touchdown against Denver on a perfect throw from Matt Flynn. He failed to make a catch in any of his five targets against the Broncos and then had another glaring drop against Kansas City on Friday night.
Consequently, Seattle Coach Pete Carroll said that while Owens did a great job during his preseason workout, they decided it would be better for the team to continue with the players that they already had:
“We really liked the group that we assembled. Terrell came in here and busted his tail and he looked really effective right from the start. But as we just took a look at our guys that are coming through the program and growing up with us we thought that it would be best for us to stay with those guys.”
Alex Barron and Deuce Lutui were also cut from the Seahawks roster. This go-round, however, Owens handled his exit maturely as he tweeted:
I’m no longer a Seahawk. I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity, I’m truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & will NOT waiver.
Owens last played for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010 but suffered a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) knee injury and underwent surgery. Unfortunately, after he was given the OK by his doctors and told that he would be able to play his sport again, no NFL team would sign him.
Last November, Owens did see some light at the end of his very dark tunnel, when the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League (IFL) signed him for the 2012 season. He not only played for the IFL but he was also given part ownership. A mere six months later, Owens was released as a player and partial owner of the Allen Wranglers for what the team felt was a breach of contract.
Now at this point in Owens’ career, his NFL playing prospects look dim as he goes out with a whimper.
After being plagued with career and money woes and plenty of baby momma drama, maybe Owens will find another team who will cut him a break.