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Terrell Owens Agrees to NFL Contract With Seattle Seahawks

August 07, 2012

Terrell Owens agreed to contract terms with the Seattle Seahawks as the former Pro Bowl receiver seeks a return to the National Football League after missing last season while recovering from knee surgery.

The Seahawks didn’t disclose terms of the contract in a statement on their website.

The 6-foot-3 Owens, 38, ranks second to Jerry Rice in NFL history with 15,934 yards receiving. The Seahawks are looking for a big target to replace Mike Williams, the team’s leading receiver in 2010 who was released last month. Seattle also signed Braylon Edwards on July 31.

A five-time All-Pro, Owens is tied with Randy Moss behind Rice for the NFL’s second-most touchdown catches with 153 and has 1,078 career receptions, sixth on the career list.

While out of football rehabbing his knee, Owens said on his reality television show that he’s had money problems, citing mortgages on real estate and child support payments. He spent three months with the Indoor Football League’s Allen Wranglers this year.

The Seahawks, after going 7-9 last season, have also bolstered their quarterback corps this offseason by signing free agent Matt Flynn and taking Russell Wilson in the third round of the draft.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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