Seahawks reach deal to return Terrell Owens to NFL

updated on 7/8/2012 at 05h49
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The Seattle Seahawks have agreed a deal with Terrell Owens that will return the controversial wide receiver to the NFL.

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NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens (L) and singer Bobby Brown arrive at the 2010 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2010.
Photo: Danny Moloshok / Reuters In English

Owens, who is 38 and has not played in the NFL since 2010, worked out for the team on Monday and the Seahawks later announced on their website ( that they will sign the six-time Pro Bowler.

The deal is a one-year contract worth $1 million, according to reports.

Owens sat out last season after knee surgery and a lack of interest from teams around the league.

His 15-year resume is unquestioned, as he is second all-time in receiving yards (15,934) and TD catches (153), but his penchant for clashing with team mates has also dogged him during his stints with five other NFL teams.

An aging Owens had long wanted to return to the league, and he tweeted his excitement as the news was announced.

"God is good. Thankful. Grateful. To ALL my new team mates ... Let's do this!"

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Daniel Magnowski)

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