"No, you know, I go way back with T.O.," Carroll said. "I was there (as an assistant coach) when he showed up with the 49ers when he was a rookie and nobody knew he had any initials or anything. And I really liked Terrell. But we won't be able to do that this time around. I think at our time in our program development we're going to continue to work with the guys that we've got and go in a different direction than that. ... We're really looking to get the young guys going as much as we can."
Earlier today, the Chargers said they have no interest in Owens, regardless of what happens with Vincent Jackson. The Redskins have said the same. Players from the Bears have indicated Owens is not in the cards. Panthers linebacker Jon Beason said Owens wouldn’t fit in there. (Out of politeness, he later redacted the comment.) The Ravens have said the don’t need Owens. And obviously the Cowboys, Bills, Eagles and, presumably, 49ers don’t want him.
-- Andy Benoit
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