08/26/2012 02:49 pm ET

Terrell Owens Released? Seahawks Cut T.O., According To T.O.


Terrell Owens is no longer a member of the Seattle Seahawks, according to Terrell Owens.

The six-time Pro Bowler, who signed with Seattle earlier this month, announced his release on Twitter and thanked the organization for giving him a chance.

Owens' brief tenure with the Seahawks got off to a bad start in his preseason debut against the Denver Broncos. Seattle quarterback Matt Flynn targeted T.O. five times, all resulting in incompletions including a drop that would have been a 46-yard touchdown.

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Trubune wrote days after Owens' debut that the 38-year-old appears to be the same player "who complains when things are not going his way" and speculated that coach Pete Carroll won't put up with that.

More from the Associated Press:

Terrell Owens says he is "no longer" a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

The 38-year-old wide receiver posted the news on his Twitter account.

"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 earlier this month, just days before the first preseason game.

He played the second and third preseason games for Seattle, but caught only one pass.

Owens did not play in the NFL last season. He has started 201 of the 219 regular-season NFL games he has played. He has 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns – the second most in league history.