The 38-year-old receiver spread the news via Twitter on Sunday:
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.â Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) August 26, 2012
The Seahawks haven't confirmed the release, but a team spokesman told NFL.com and NFL Network that an announcement of some sort would be made Sunday.
Outside of a beautiful circus catch displayed some of his patented headache-generating behavior of old during practices. A younger, more productive weapon gets away with the enigmatic persona -- not a late 30-something who can't hang on to the ball.
It's been a wild year for Owens, but this move likely marks the end of the football portion of 2012 for the longtime veteran.
UPDATE II: Carroll told reporters Sunday he appreciated Owens' work ethic but decided to go in a different direction.
"Terrell busted his tail and brings a unique skill set, but we thought it would be best to stay with the guys we had," Carroll said.
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