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No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

Posted on: October 25, 2011 7:29 pm
Edited on: October 26, 2011 9:32 am
Posted by Will Brinson

You might be shocked to hear this, but not a lot of NFL teams are interested in watching Terrell Owens run around a field shirtless. Or, alternately, they're not interested in signing him -- not a single team showed up to the workout Owens had in California on Tuesday.

Owens agent Drew Rosenhaus said prior to the workout that he wouldn't be surprised if teams avoided the trip to California, but chalked the absence of personnel people more to an ability to watch video of Owens than a lack of interest in the player. Owens sounded more realistic.

"I only need one team," Owens said. "I only need one chance."

Physically, Owens looked in impressive shape given his age -- he'll be 38 in December -- and looked quick.

"I don't feel as old as my age actually is," Owens said. "Honestly, you're only as old as what people say you are."

No one's ever doubted Owens skill, regardless of his age. The bigger problem is that Owens is a notorious pain when it comes to his locker-room presence, and that's something that a contending team isn't likely to deal with, unless it's desperate.

What kind of team would that be? Well, the Titans have expressed interest in Owens, but even Rosenhaus admitted that it was a "running interest" (read: alternately hot and cold) and they're a possibility for the wideout because Kenny Britt's done for the year.

But although Owens put up nice numbers in Cincinnati last year, he wasn't exactly an explosive downfield threat, much less a true No. 1 wideout, which is what Tennessee needs.

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How about the Raiders? Well, Owens, who played with Carson Palmer last year, wouldn't rule it out.

"Well, I'm very familiar with Carson and if that situation comes up, then definitely I'll have to assess that and talk with my agent," Owens said. "But at this point and at this stage in my career I definitely want to go to a contender. I want to compete for a Super Bowl."

But that doesn't mean he wouldn't play for a non-contender.

"No I'm not going to give up," Owens said about the possibility of retiring if a contender wasn't interested.

He might have to consider giving up, though. There's probably no more than a 20-percent chance that an NFL team signs him, but like T.O. said, maybe there's a chance.

Although if he's at the point where he's filming himself playing football, it might be time to get concerned he's crossed into Uncle Rico territory.

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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2011 12:18 am

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

"I only need one team," Owens said. "I only need one chance."
Your out of teams and your out of chances.
No need for Diva's anymore.
Randy Moss

Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 11:32 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

I absolutely love it. I'm not a very religious person, but this has to be proof that there really is a god. Go away T.O and take your GIGANTIC ego with you. You are no longer relevant, no team cares about you or wants you and your 30 bags of luggage. Your skills no longer out weigh your baggage....I absolutely love it. p.s maybe you and your good buddy Donovan can get together and throw the old pigskin around.

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 11:22 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

smgdallas, its not rocket science... I agree with almost everything you say... He plays hard, works harder and does want to win but he has burnt bridges everywhere he played... If he was a great locker room guy, the teams would be lining up for him...  At this point they could get him for league minimum with incentives... The reason he doesn't have teams lining up for him is all on him... San Fran burnt the bridge, Philly burnt the bridge and the list goes on... Words are all anyone really has because we aren't in the locker room but the actions(or lack there of) of the NFL Teams says it all..  No one wants to deal with TO... Great player who people were willing to take a chance on all his career with his numbers, but at this point no one wants him... I might have only the words, but the actions of the NFL back up everything I write...

Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 11:21 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

i look at it like there are plenty of players in the nfl with equal to less talent then TO...if he wasnt such a douche his whole life people would sign him in a heartbeat...but the image he made for himself dosnt fly in lockerooms or with To better then D Branch right now ..probaly  but look at Branch back on the team he has the ring with and just  might get another..great reciever, one of the best ever...but the act is tired!...go eagles!

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2011 11:09 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

The Raider won't take him. Carson might re-retire if they do. I think the team that will give him a chance is St Louis. 

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 11:07 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

I wish the Bears would sign T.O. and Randy Moss and get rid of Bennett and Know then with RoyWilliamsand forte  let beat some Ass!!!

Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 11:06 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

Actually TO, I'm pretty sure the saying goes....'You're only as old as you feel.'  But then again, brains are just an organ, and one you can't play a song on at that.  You're only as smart as you sound, homie.  And it sounds to me like you better hope someone decides to give you a shot.  I'd hate to have to interview you for a job that doesn't involve running fast and catching oblong leather balls.

Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 11:03 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

Oh, the nerve of Cowboys fans.

If anyone 'destroys' the Eagles and 49ers (two of our biggest historical rivals)  they should get a key to the city.

I betcha if things had been reversed (starting in Dallas then went to Philly or San Francisco) they wouldn't feel the same way, but leave it to Dallas fans to sympathize with teams that don't give two shhts about them.  Eagle fans are the ones who cheered when Irvin broke his neck, yet you hate T.O. on behalf of what he supposedly did to the Eagles? San Francisco basically robbed us of a third straight Super Bowl (with the league's help), and then there's The Catch....oh, but let's hate T.O. on behalf of what he did to the 49ers. Buddy Ryan and bounties on Cowboy players. I guess T.O.'s worse than all that, huh?


Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2011 10:59 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

He's def a lot better than most team's number two wideout and prob better than 1/3 of the league's number one wideouts. If he's not taken it's not because the guy can't go. However, with the arena league the NFL has become, I'm fairly positive he'll get picked up by someone.

Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 10:55 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

If T.O. wants to get back in the league he's going to have to start smoking, drinking, get DUI's, rape women, make babies, don't pay child support, 'make it rain' in strip clubs, fake injuries, not practice hard, among other things.

Albert Haynesworth is still in the league. Ummm, why?

Derrick Mason is older than dirt. Still in. Why?

Plastico and Vick are felons. Still in. Why?

T.O. No drugs, no assaults, no weapon charges, no bunch of kids out of wedlock, no jail time, shows up in shape and ready to play, hard worker, committed to winning, yet can't find a team. What a crock.

And his so called antics? What are they? Don't just say the word. Tell me what they are. Cancer in the lockerroom? What exactly does he do that's so cancerous? DON'T JUST SAY THE WORDS. Tell me what he does that's so bad.     &

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