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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: Nov 15, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2011 9:45 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

How much do you wanna make a bet T.O. can catch a TD over them mountains?

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2011 9:45 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

TO is very delusional, psychotic, unreliable, antagonistic, can't work well with others (especially seems he has played with only bad QBs...I bet that TO would even say bad things about Steve Young or Joe Montana) and likes to shift blame to others. He has twice blamed his assistant for trying to take her own life when the truth is that he tried to kill himself. He also is very full of himself. When he pranced around on the Cowboys logo....the entire Cowboys nation got very angry, but they took him in and embraced him because they thought he could help them win the SB. Owens did not help them win any SB. In fact, he had harsh comments for Tony surprise since TO hates all QBs. Owens is not joining the Raiders...they have dealt with another arrogant tool in Randy Moss and Javaon Walker and looked how that worked out. Besides, Owens did not make Palmer look good. Palmer made Owens look good. 

Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2011 9:44 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

T.O. it is time to call it quits.  Of course the Raiders did sign Jerry Rice and he was an asset to the team but YOU'RE NO JERRY RICE!  It's seldom that a team would sign a 38 year old but let's see if it would be worth signing T.O.

  1. Being a veteran he could mentor the younger players.  NOPE - don't want his attitude rubbing off.
  2. Being a verteran he could be an asset to the locker room.  NOPE - His record indicates he's an ass in the locker room.
  3. Being a veteran he could bring his sure hands to the position.  NOPE - He drops more balls than any other player.
  4. He would be amazing to have as a deep threat.  NOPE - He has lost a step or two and is also coming off of an ACL surgery at 38.  Those days are over too.

So just what DO you offer to the team, T.O.???  There's a reason that no team thought it was worth spending the airline ticket to come and check you out...The clue phone just rang to give you a wakeup call and to let you know it's time to CHECK OUT!

Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2011 9:42 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

I would love to have T.O in a Texans uniform. He might bring a lot of baggage but no one can deny he has game. Regardless of his age. He showed  last year He still has it.

Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2011 9:37 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

I hope he can catch a break and play for a couple more years.

Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2011 9:35 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

T.O., you were great in your prime.  Just let it go, man.  

Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2011 9:30 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

Hilarious!  Ask JOSE CANSECO how he is doing in the Majors......It is called 2 things 1st is KARMA and second is BLACKBALLED.....Face it T.O no one wants you so go away because not only have the fans showed you how much we care so have the G.M's!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Carson Palmer would rather not throw to you or he would of pushed to get you,stop thinking the NFL stands for YOU!  It doesn't now go away!!!!!!!

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 9:28 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout


Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 9:25 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout


Yup, sorry. Thanks fixed. 

Since: May 21, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 9:04 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

hey by chance was Tiki Barber there?  Detroit is looking for anyone with experiance carring the rock....

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