Several teams, including the Seattle Seahawks, have made exploratory phone calls about free-agent wide receiver Terrell Owens, a source with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday.
The nature of all the calls, which came at different points of the offseason, have been very preliminary. The Seahawks' interest -- it wasn't mentioned when their call or calls were made -- was described as such.
The nature of interest in Owens, who caught 55 passes for 829 yards and five touchdowns with the Buffalo Bills last season, remains limited as a handful of teams have ruled out signing him. He's expected to find work at some point, though.
Owens, 36, ranks third on the NFL's all-time list in receiving yards (14,951) and touchdowns (144), and he's sixth in catches (1,006). He started his career with the San Francisco 49ers (1996-2003), then played for the Philadelphia Eagles (2004-05) and Dallas Cowboys (2006-08) before joining the Bills last season.