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Rosenhaus says TO ready to play, but will he?

Posted on: October 19, 2011 5:21 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2011 5:39 pm
OwensPosted by Josh Katzowitz

For a player who’s getting over knee surgery and who might be (involuntarily) retired, Terrell Owens makes a ton of news.

One week, he’s telling Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, who wants more money from Philadelphia, not to play, and the next week, he’s flying to Korea to get stem cell treatment. Or he’s getting sent to the hospital or he’s having money problems.

But now Drew Rosenhaus, Owen’s agent, has a serious announcement to make: Owens has been cleared to play.

That’s the word from Rosenhaus himself, who tweeted, “I just watched Terrell go through a full football workout and he looked awesome! He is 100% healthy & ready to play right now! I will be contacting the teams today to inform them that (he) is immediately available to visit and work out for them. He could play this Sunday!”

Which immediately led to this response from’s Mike Freeman: “Rosenhaus is playing the media. Again.”

And yes, it is difficult to believe most things that emerge from Rosenhaus’ mouth. You’ll recall that he said the NFL would fall apart if he wasn’t around and he proclaimed Terrelle Pryor a first-round pick in the supplemental draft when, as we all knew, Pryor was nowhere near that.

Owens' offseason
So, when Rosenhaus says Owens is ready to go (and willing to listen to offers), you have to check the BS meter, because it’ s probably pretty high.

But …

There’s a decent enough chance Owens still can play. He’s not a No. 1 receiver any more -- although he was the best Bengals receiver last season --– but he can probably fill out a roster’s depth. Hell, he probably is still good enough to start.

The problem is that Owens is such a clubhouse downer that it might not make sense for anybody to bring him in as a 10-game stand-in.

Think about it. Which teams need receiver help? The Rams, though Brandon Lloyd was a decent enough pick-up. What about the Broncos, who don’t have a ton of help for Tim Tebow any more? What about the Jaguars, who are so thin at receiver they had to resort to picking up Mike Sims-Walker again?

Those teams could benefit from Owens’ talent. But would those organizations want young quarterbacks like Sam Bradford, Tebow or Blaine Gabbert, respectively, having to deal with a presence like Owens? I think we all know the answer to that. And if it’s true that Owens really is cleared to play -- and, as much of Twitter pointed out, who exactly is clearing him? -- Rosenhaus shouldn’t expect to have Owens signed fast enough where Owens could actually play anytime soon.

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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2011 1:00 pm

Rosenhaus says TO ready to play, but will he?

Take your loudmouth and Sharpie to H-town.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2011 12:19 pm

Rosenhaus says TO ready to play, but will he?

Chad Ochocinco hasn't worked out for New England.He's good for about 2 catches a game & at 6M$, he's an expensive decoy.Plaxico Burress hasn't worked out for the Jets either.When you have talent like these guys,& T.O., you can't just turn it on & off at will.I expect Carson Palmer will show us that in the up-coming weeks.Any team that sign's T.O. would be taking a huge risk.I  think Houston should take that risk, given the situation they are in.However, I think it will be Oakland who winds up with T.O.

Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2011 9:00 am

Rosenhaus says TO ready to play, but will he?

In Atlanta with Roddy and Julio being so prone to injury he may be worth bringing in to fill in the gaps.  If he becomes a destraction then toss him out on his rear.  I know when Vick was there T.O. wanted to play there.  Don't know what he thinks about ATL these days.  Atlanta is bound to find their explosive passing attack that was promised in pre-season.  I could probably succeed at QB if I had Roddy White, Julio Jones, T.O., Harry Douglas and Tony G running around out there.

Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: October 20, 2011 5:16 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:42 pm

Rosenhaus says TO ready to play, but will he?

I know the Bears will never sign an outspoken character like TO but maybe just once surprise me and show that you will at least try to make the team better instead of always picking up other teams rejects!!!

Bears could use some help at receiver!!

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:38 pm

Rosenhaus says TO ready to play, but will he?

The Bills seem like the most logical team to me. Terrell Owens was well behaved for the most during his time in Buffalo and the Bill's already thin receiving corps has been even more depleted with the losses of Roscoe Parrish(again) and Donald Jones who was starting to gain deep ball trust from Ryan Fitzpatrick.

I'd be all for it...Go Bills!

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:17 pm

Rosenhaus says TO ready to play, but will he?

Anyone who doubts TO's skills is ignorant. He might not be the greatest person or teammate ever but his skills on the field have been proven time and time again. 

The problem right now is that he will want to go to a contender and honestly I don't see anyone with a need for him yet. You can make a case for the Texans with Andre Johnson out and when he comes back that could be a brutal 1-2 punch. The only other team you could make a case for right now is the Bears as they don't have a true #1.

Even with those 2, I still don't see anyone coming after him until they suffer a long term injury at the position. 

Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 10:16 pm

Rosenhaus says TO ready to play, but will he?

Goes to Buffalo and leads the WR corp in every catagory.

You are incorrect.  Lee Evans caught more TD passes than TO in 2009 for the Bills.

It's fine that you are passionate about TO.  I think he is one of the best receivers of all time.

Although I am not sure what team he could help at this point of this season.

If you're go to make bold statements, at least check your facts.     
;     &nbs

Since: Apr 22, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:35 pm
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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:23 pm

Rosenhaus says TO ready to play, but will he?

If Kurt Warner did not crave attention then why did he appear on Dancing With the Stars? To rejuvenate his career and hopefully land a gig as a starting QB. The Cardinals were so terrible that even Warner said "enough is enough with this terrible team". I could start for this team, but they don't want me. We shall see who has the last laugh. Last I checked...the Cardinals traded for a mediocre backup QB and gave up a lot to get him. Looks like the Cardinals are immensely incompetent.

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