Eagles Wake-Up Call: T.O. Finds A Team

Terrell Owens has a home – for now.

After getting kicked off the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League, Owens has agreed to a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, according to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com.

T.O. last was in the league in 2010 when he caught 72 balls for 983 yards and nine touchdowns with the Cincinnati Bengals. He suffered a torn ACL that offseason, but the Seahawks apparently saw enough during a workout Monday to offer him a shot.

Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Owens’ deal is for the 10-year veterans’ minimum: $925,000, with $640,000 counting against the cap.

Owens will turn 39 in December.

WHAT YOU MISSED

Andy Reid issued a statement Monday night, strongly suggesting that Garrett Reid’s death was drug-related.

Donovan McNabb and others are expected to attend Garrett Reid’s funeral Tuesday morning.

Tim caught up with several players, who shared their memories of Garrett Reid and detailed what Sunday, the day he died, was like for them.

Marty Mornhinweg, who is handling coaching duties in Andy Reid’s place, said the players are trying to rally for their leader.

In my practice observations, I go outside the box and ask the question: Could Chris Polk play fullback?

Tim notes that Jeremy Maclin left practice early, and the Eagles will be facing a rookie quarterback in Week 1.

The Birds released their first official depth chart. Some notes on how it looked right here.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

ESPN.com’s Ashley Fox on Garrett Reid’s death:

To bury a child is the cruelest part of being a parent, no matter the circumstances. Garrett was Reid’s first child. Father and son were close. They had been through hell together. For 10 years, Reid had dealt with his son’s addiction, and for nearly two years Reid had visited Garrett in prison. He went to drug rehab with his son. He was a rock, a constant presence, a loving father and a disciplinarian. Garrett’s journey was ongoing. He was living at home, trying to make it.

Now hell is starting anew.

Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports offers his take:

For all the public humiliation to which the family had been subjected, from the car crashes and the heroin busts, to the pills Garrett Reid had tried to smuggle into prison in a bodily cavity, to the Montgomery County judge who publicly rebuked Andy and Tammy for a lack of parental oversight while describing their home as a “drug emporium,” there was no shame in this father’s voice.

Surely, he wished his sons weren’t struggling with the demons of addiction, but the coach understood the magnitude of their situations and how deeply and continuously they had to fight to keep from slipping once more.

SI.com’s Peter King on how Andy Reid’s sons affected his decision to sign Michael Vick:

When Reid met with Vick as he was trying to determine whether to offer him a contract, the most important factor to him was whether Vick was in that third phase. His sons stressed that Vick would always be grateful to the Eagles for giving him a chance to reclaim his life and he’d work daily to show they made the right decision.

The Eagles didn’t sign Vick because Reid’s sons urged their father to do it. But if you know Andy Reid, you know he listened to his kids, and their feelings became a piece of a very large puzzle. Three years later, Garrett and Britt have been right on the money on Vick. Small consolation for a family that has to bury a son Tuesday. So sad.

COMING UP

Today was a scheduled day off for the players at Lehigh. Services for Garrett Reid will be held at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Broomall.

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  • Mr. Magee

    T.O. finds a team, and a team gets a headache

    Best wishes to Andy and family – thoughts and prayers are with them.