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Still earning bad press, T.O. on the bubble

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08:05 AM ET 08.24 | It's a tale of two preseasons for a pair of veteran wide receivers trying to make an impact in Seattle. Friday's contest against Kansas City will be important one for those players on the fringes of earning a roster spot for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Braylon Edwards: Every day during practice Edwards makes at least one eye-opening play. Right now, Edwards is the most consistent of the big receivers who can make explosive plays down the field. ... Terrell Owens: He has a lot to overcome. And the fact that he finished without a catch and a bad drop against Denver is just scratching the surface. He still appears to be the same T.O. who complains when things are not going his way. And Pete Carroll will not put up with that from a fifth or six receiver.

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August 24, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Here is the catch: The minimum salary for a player with 10 or more years of NFL service ( TO has more than 10 years in ) is $910,000. That is the minimum!
Can anyone name any number 5 or 6 receiver who makes that kind of money? If he is not good enough to be a 3 receiver at least, then he is not worth keeping.

August 24, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Conclusion: He is not worth keeping.

August 24, 2012  08:28 AM ET

With that kind of minimum, which probably looked good on paper to the players when they were negotiating the CBA, a lot of older players are pricing themselves out of the market.

Sorry, TO. You should have thought of this before you had so many illegitimate children and blew your fortune on bling and high living.

August 24, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Please Pete, think of all T.O.'s starving babies, a mans got to feed his families..............oh wait.....he doesn't pay child support......OK cut his worthless butt!

August 24, 2012  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

With that kind of minimum, which probably looked good on paper to the players when they were negotiating the CBA, a lot of older players are pricing themselves out of the market.Sorry, TO. You should have thought of this before you had so many illegitimate children and blew your fortune on bling and high living.

Yes they did. Not a good deal all around for the players in that CBA. And that is why Goodell is teflon. The owners love him. cha cha cha ching !

August 24, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Just go away already. Time to become a "What's his name" you know the guy with the big mouth that played for.........

August 24, 2012  08:43 AM ET

"Still Earning Bad Press...."

Well, that's the only thing TO has earned in several years.

August 24, 2012  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Just go away already. Time to become a "What's his name" you know the guy with the big mouth that played for.........

How about "that guy with the purple bow tie?"

August 24, 2012  08:46 AM ET

As if Carroll has a clue what he's doing at any given time.

August 24, 2012  08:46 AM ET

Someday, I will look back and miss the T.O. threads... always good for a laugh, and some of the best of them come from people who think the guy still has anything left in the tank.

August 24, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

As if Carroll has a clue what he's doing at any given time.

This is part of his master plan to slide back to the collegiate level. All he needs now is for the NCAA to be looking the other way.

August 24, 2012  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Someday, I will look back and miss the T.O. threads... always good for a laugh, and some of the best of them come from people who think the guy still has anything left in the tank.

kinda like the Tebow threads of '11....classic...

August 24, 2012  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Someday, I will look back and miss the T.O. threads... always good for a laugh, and some of the best of them come from people who think the guy still has anything left in the tank.

I'm sure someone else will move in to fill the void.

We'll have Kenny Britt threads like this, or Dez Bryant threads.

A guy pulled out his phone and showed me a picture of a bum sleeping on a bench on the street. It was labelled "Chad Ochocinco's New Home."

August 24, 2012  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

kinda like the Tebow threads of '11....classic...

Or the Favre Retirement Years threads...

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August 24, 2012  09:41 AM ET

Once you are Labeled it never ends!!!

August 24, 2012  09:43 AM ET

Over/Under on T.O. Owens offing himself - 5 years

 
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