OK, are you done laughing now, because apparently this is really happening. Owens, who most recently played for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League (yes, the same league the Everett Raptors play in). Owens last played in the NFL when he was the Bengals' leading receiver in 2010. After rehabbing from a torn ACL, he tried to find a job in the NFL last fall, and even held a televised workout. Problem was, no NFL teams attended said workout, and Owens ended up in the IFL.
In his prime, Owens was one of the best receivers in league history. He is clearly past that prime, however, but the question the Seahawks want to answer is if Owens has anything left in the tanks that can allow him to help a team with question marks at wide receiver.
And while T.O. is a big enough name for this to be interesting, it is important to note that this is only a tryout, and not a signing. And for that matter, even if the Seahawks were to sign Owens, he would still have a long ways to go to make the roster come September. Whatever happens with Owens, the fact that the Seahawks are taking a look at another past-his-prime receiver shows that Carroll and Schneider have concerns about the position.
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