In breaking the news on Twitter, NFL insider Jay Glazer said it best. "He's baaaaaack!"
Terrell Owens has agreed to a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. Glazer tweets that Owens hasn't officially signed yet, but the two sides have agreed on terms. Owens worked out for the Seahawks earlier on Monday and reportedly ran a sub-4.5 40-yard dash. He last played in 2010 for the Cincinnati Bengals, catching 72 passes for 983 yards and nine touchdowns. He then suffered a torn ACL last offseason.
You may hate T.O. for all of his antics, and I wouldn't blame you. But there's something really fun about having him back in the league. He gets to face the 49ers twice in an old-timers showdown with Randy Moss. He and Braylon Edwards are now on the same team. I'm sure that duo won't cause any headaches for Tarvaris Jackson or Matt Flynn. No, they'll be total team guys.
Fantasy-wise, We must remember that Owens was pretty solid back in 2010. He obviously still has the straight-line speed. But at the age of 38 and experiencing an ACL tear since he last played, you have to wonder how much he has left in the tank. I guess we'll find out.
Assuming he has a good camp, I would put Owens in the 40-50 range among WRs. It's hard to rank him right now since we don't really know what role he'll exactly fill on the team. He's a fantasy reserve right now, but he has definite WR3 upside. If anything, he'll score a handful of touchdowns.
T.O's inclusion is bad news for secondary wideouts Golden Tate and Ben Obomanu . Sidney Rice 's value doesn't suffer much since he is still entrenched as a starter. Although Doug Baldwin plays out of the slot, his targets will inevitably decrease as well.