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T.O. Works Out with the Seahawks, Weeden Named as Browns Starter

After waiting months for his phone to ring, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens finally received a call. It came from the Seattle Seahawks and they may be willing to give the player a possible chance.

According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, T.O. worked out for the Seahawks on Monday and expects a deal to come soon after undergoing negotiations. The 38-year-old appears to still be in great shape as he ran the 40 under 4.45 seconds. Not too bad considering T.O. hasn’t been in the league for two years and had knee surgery last year.

And who can forget T.O.’s phone didn’t ring at all in 2011.

In T.O.’s last league stint, he played with the Cincinnati Bengals. He caught 72 passes for 983 yards with nine touchdowns, reported ESPN. His production (attitude too?) was also down this spring when he had 35 catches for 420 yards and 10 touchdowns. It was only an eight-game season for the frustrated player when he was with the Indoor Football League’s Allen Wranglers.

The Seahawks have been shopping around for a wide receiver after recently letting Mike Williams go. Antonio Bryant had a brief stop over with the team but was released by them on Sunday. Next up was Braylon Edwards who just signed with the team.

Somehow I don’t see those two getting along but T.O. is not in a position to be a troublemaking player.

Meanwhile across the country, rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden has been named the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback.

Not too bad for an almost 29-year-older.

Coach Pat Shurmur made the announcement on Monday. Weeden will have his first start on Friday in the Brown’s initial preseason game against the Detroit Lions.

So the question that probably comes to mind is, what happens to former starting quarterback Colt McCoy?

Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer tweeted the following comment from McCoy who doesn’t know whether he’ll be the No. 2 quarterback, “I’ll continue to approach job as if I’m starter.”

As a starter, he went 6-15 in the last two seasons so the change shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise.

Weeden had been working out with the first team during training camp while McCoy hadn’t been invited to that party. He said to Cabot, “I haven’t taken any snaps with first group. I thought coming in it would be a competition.”

Being the nice guy that he is, McCoy added that he has “worked hard, excited about the season. We’ll see what happens.” He did not say whether he either wanted or requested a trade.

Behind McCoy on the quarterback depth chart is Seneca Wallace and Thaddeus Lewis. Would he really fall below No. 2? I doubt it.

 

 

 

Debbie Baratz

Deb has been writing about the NFL and NCAA football for the last few years. She is a full-time writer and an avid sports fan. Follow her on twitter @ldbar.

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