NFL notes: Seahawks cut Owens
Terrell Owens' NFL return lasted less than three weeks.
Owens tweeted Sunday that he is no longer a member of the Seattle Seahawks, part of the league-mandated roster reductions from 90 to 75 players. The 38-year-old posted a message on his Twitter account shortly before 11 a.m. PDT that he had been released.
"I'm no longer a Seahawk. I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity, I'm truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & will NOT waiver."
Owens signed a one-year deal with Seattle on Aug. 7, following a sterling workout that had coaches and Seahawks staff raving about how good he looked for having not played an NFL game in more than 18 months. He signed just before Seattle's first preseason game and made his debut in the second week against Denver.
But his preseason performance was more notable for the passes he dropped than anything he caught. Owens dropped a potential 46-yard touchdown against Denver on a perfect throw, he failed to make a catch in any of his five targets against the Broncos, and then had another glaring drop against Kansas City on Friday night. He finished the preseason with just two receptions.
Bills on verge of adding QB Jackson
The Buffalo Bills are negotiating to restructure the final year of Tarvaris Jackson's contract before completing a trade with the Seattle Seahawks to acquire the seventh-year quarterback.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed the deal had been agreed to by both teams Sunday, but added the trade wasn't completed. Jackson is scheduled to make $4 million this season, which the Bills deem to be too expensive for a player to fill a backup job.
Jackson's future was in question with the Seahawks after the team acquired Matt Flynn in free agency this offseason, and after using a third-round pick to draft Russell Wilson in April. Carroll named Wilson the Week 1 starter Sunday night.
Around the league
Ravens • Kicker Billy Cundiff was cut by Ravens, who decided to keep rookie Justin Tucker instead of the former Pro Bowl star.
Colts • Indianapolis acquired former first-round draft pick Vontae Davis from the Dolphins to solidify its secondary. Miami will get Indy's second-round pick and a conditional, undisclosed late-round pick in the 2013 draft a steep price for a veteran cornerback who recently lost his starting job, but one the Colts found reasonable
Texans • Coach Gary Kubiak says rookie kicker Randy Bullock is out for the season after tearing a muscle near his groin. Bullock, a fifth-round draft pick out of Texas A&M, was competing with veteran Shayne Graham.
Bears • Chicago placed rookie safety Brandon Hardin on injured reserve and also put receiver Johnny Knox on the physically unable to perform list. Hardin, the Bears' third-round draft pick, injured his neck Aug. 18
Falcons • Atlanta placed starting defensive tackle Corey Peters on the reserve injured list and waived third string quarterback John Parker Wilson.