The Seahawks have agreed to terms with veteran wide receiver Terrell Owens, the team announced tonight.
Owens worked out for the coaches earlier in the day, and it was reported that he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seasons – impressive for any player, but even more so for a player who is 38 and sat out last season after having major knee surgery.
The 6-foot-3, 224-pound Owens caught 1,078 passes for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns the previous 15 seasons while playing for the 49ers (1996-2003), Eagles (2004-05), Cowboys (2006-08), Bills (2009) and Bengals (2010). He also had 35 receptions for 420 yards and 10 touchdowns in 11 games this spring with the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League.
With the Seahawks, Owens is looking for a return to the NFL, and the form that made him one of the most productive receivers in the league the past decade – when he caught 93 passes for 1,412 yards and 16 TDs in 2001 and 100 for 1,300 and 13 in 2002 with the 49ers; 77 for 1,200 and 14 with the Eagles in 2004; and 85 for 1,180 and 13 in 2006 and 81 for 1,355 and 15 in 2007 with the Cowboys.
A third-round draft choice by the 49ers in 1996, Owens is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and also was voted All-Pro five times.