Wide receiver Terrell Owens has reportedly been cleared to return to the NFL playing field after examination, but does any NFL team need or want his services for the remainder of the season? It was rumored that the Tennessee Titans might be interested in Owens, but reports surfacing this afternoon state otherwise, perhaps the club was a little soured over the Randy Moss experiment last season.
Owens was a steady producer over the last two seasons with 127 receptions for 1800 yards and 14 touchdowns, but that was before the 37, soon to be 38-year old receiver suffered a knee injury. As the NFL season is now in Week Seven, and he has not played in any games so far this season, you have to wonder what shape he is in. Owens has always been a player which has a fast recovery time, but was never known for blazing speed. He would now amount to nothing more than a possession receiver on any team he was to join.
I really see no market for Owens at this point in the season. He and his former Cincinnati Bengals teammate, Chad Ochocinco look as if they have reached the end of their career and have little to show in the line of Championships for their vastly distracting careers in the NFL.
Outside of perhaps the Washington Redskins or the Carolina Panthers, I can’t see any team right now adding a receiver. And seriously, why would the Panthers bring Owens in at this point. There was fan banter about adding Owens to the Houston Texans roster after WR Andre Johnson was lost to a hamstring injury, but I really don’t see that happening.
I think Terrell Owens is now faced with all the same issues that aging athletes have to come to grips with, your services simply aren’t needed any longer. And frankly, after 15 seasons of all the drama, all the hype, all the self-promotion, I’m ready to say. You had a good run, but now it’s over and done.
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