By Eric Schmidt

Free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens is looking ahead to a possible return to the NFL in 2012. Owens did not play in 2011 after suffering an ACL injury in the offseason and most recently has been on the football field for the Indoor Football League’s Allen Wranglers. Owens proclaimed himself recovered from his knee injury late in the 2011 regular season but he did not draw any interest from teams around the league.

Owens seemed confident in his return to the league while speaking with ESPN Radio in Dallas. “I know I’ll be somewhere during the course of the season, it’s just a matter of playing this waiting game and staying in shape. I know I’m capable of playing this year,” said Owens.

At this point in his career, it’s not a matter of whether or not Owens still believes he can play. Rather, it’s a matter of whether or not any NFL team will take a gamble on the two-legged publicity machine. Owens will turn 39 in December and has not played in the NFL since December of 2010 while a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. Owens nearly topped the 1,000-yard mark in 2010 and scored nine touchdowns.

Owens has received no interest this offseason from NFL teams and if he joins a club in 2012 it will likely happen well into the training camp period. It appears that the NFL has moved on from Terrell Owens, perhaps he should move on as well.

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