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Terrell Owens tweets: 'I'm no longer a Seahawk'

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According to Terrell Owens, he is no longer a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

The 38-year-old receiver spread the news via Twitter on Sunday:

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.

It's not a surprising move by coach Pete Carroll. Owens failed to separate himself from Braylon Edwards and the rest of Seattle's receivers in three subpar preseason games with the Seahawks.

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: The Seahawks announced later Sunday that Owens' contract has been terminated.

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.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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