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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: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 8:23 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

When zero teams show up for your highly publicized workout, I think it's time to hang it up T.O. Too bad because I think that he could probably still help some NFL team. T.O. Has always been productive on the field, but these last few seasons he hasn't been the same. He's still in excellent shape, but maybe 38 is too old for another comeback.

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 8:21 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

What Owens fails to realize is that he is a cancer to any team he becomes part of.  This cancer has prevented any possibility that Owens' team will ever become a contender.  Move along, Owens.  Your 15 minutes of fame is over.

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 8:18 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

His talent no longer outweighs the headache of what he does inside the locker room and off the field or at times on the field.....The sad part is he could probably help a team even as a #2 or as a 3rd down target if he wasnt such a headcase 

Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2011 8:12 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

No, Drew, everyone thinks your client is washed up, and a cancerous presence in the locker room.  NEXT QUESTION!

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2011 8:10 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

If you would of just kept your antics and mouth shut through out your career you would have a job. Maybe you should of watched Jerry Rice a little more closely you could of played as long as he did.  You had the motor and the skill set but obviously momma gave you no attention when you were a child!

Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2011 8:09 pm

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

Good.  Go away.  Take Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Fat ass kardasian with you.

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