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Owens trade remains unlikely

As speculation mounts that the 1-4 Buffalo Bills might pull the plug prematurely on the one-year Terrell Owens experiment by trading the veteran wideout for a draft pick or two, we’re told that a deal remains highly unlikely.

The Bills don’t want to trade Owens, and Owens doesn’t want to be traded.  (If he did, he’d surely say so.)

The speculation centers primarily on the Bears.  On Wednesday, quarterback Jay Cutler wisely declined to say whether he would like the team to trade for T.O.

Responding to the question of whether he has texted or tweeted T.O. (10 years ago we wouldn’t have known what that means), Cutler said he doesn’t know T.O.

Though we’ve argued in our most recent SportingNews.com that the Bills should try to trade T.O., the Bears seem to be the least likely team to pursue him.  They had no interest when he was a free agent, and they made no effort to sign or trade for a veteran receiver after trading for Cutler.

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29 Responses to “Owens trade remains unlikely”
  1. winfield5815 says: Oct 14, 2009 3:09 PM

    Trade for T.O. today and we’ll throw in a Dick Jauron – free!

  2. bearsrule says: Oct 14, 2009 3:13 PM

    There is ZERO chance the Bears are interested. This is a media created and media driven story. I liked it so much better when the media just reported news that was already created.

  3. Twiz says: Oct 14, 2009 3:15 PM

    It is not really the point that the Bills do not want to try and trade him, they realize they will get virtually nothing for him at this point.

  4. CTR2318 says: Oct 14, 2009 3:18 PM

    So let me get this strait….TO doesn’t want a trade, the bills don’t want to trade him, the bears didn’t want him and still don’t….must be a slow day for the media clowns.

  5. Dolphan says: Oct 14, 2009 3:21 PM

    Lving right near Miami, I hear word of some interest from the Dolphins for T.O…..Heard anything about that particular scenario?

  6. Rickah99 says: Oct 14, 2009 3:28 PM

    Yet another Philly cast off, that will fade into mediocrity!! Watch out when you fly out of the nest!! The only one to possibly buck the trend may be B-Dawk…Oh how I would love to see a Philly/Denver Super Bowl!

  7. Roboto says: Oct 14, 2009 3:40 PM

    T.O. is overrated anyway. Always has been
    He’s got bad hands.

  8. GoBears84 says: Oct 14, 2009 3:41 PM

    couldn’t agree more with bearsrule….Bennet is shaping up quite nice with the exact opposite traits of braylon edwards…he catches EVERYTHING thrown his way…added pressure on olsen proves he’s a threat…and we’ve yet to see hester breakout for a 60-70yd reception downfield, so i think we’re in great shape….i’d trade 2 1’s, some change, orton, for cutler and knox, cant go wrong there!! Before the season started i was kind of hoping we’d sign plaxico or at least give that big tall cokehead matt jones a workout.

  9. MasterShake says: Oct 14, 2009 3:49 PM

    The old man in purple probably wouldn’t mind Owens in purple.

  10. rpterrell says: Oct 14, 2009 3:49 PM

    The Bears did try to acquire a veteran wide receiver, making a trade offer for Anquan Boldin.
    Still, no way they go for T.O., even if they did turn heads with the Cutler trade.

  11. Smush Rodrigez says: Oct 14, 2009 4:00 PM

    You should do a story that a Peyton Manning trade seems unlikely

  12. doric44 says: Oct 14, 2009 4:04 PM

    bills call al davis i’m sure he will give you a #1 pick for him

  13. GurpBadesha says: Oct 14, 2009 4:12 PM

    Oh im so happy that TO will never win a superbowl. He will be like charles barkley, always a LOSER! :)
    If I were TO, I would get my life back on track and marry my step-sister, well he did sleep with her already.. :O

  14. BillsFan27 says: Oct 14, 2009 4:17 PM

    The popcorn is getting stale. Nobody likes stale popcorn. Not even Jay Cutler from Santa Claus, Indiana.

  15. Big J says: Oct 14, 2009 4:23 PM

    Maybe the Redskins can trade for him. They could use another high priced player who doesn’t produce.

  16. papaplunk says: Oct 14, 2009 4:45 PM

    The Bears front office must not have run it by Cutler yet.

  17. Howie Handles says: Oct 14, 2009 4:49 PM

    “The old man in purple probably wouldn’t mind Owens in purple.”
    Prince? :P

  18. Howie Handles says: Oct 14, 2009 4:53 PM

    “Yet another Philly cast off, that will fade into mediocrity!! Watch out when you fly out of the nest!! The only one to possibly buck the trend may be B-Dawk…Oh how I would love to see a Philly/Denver Super Bowl!”
    Most players don’t leave teams while in their prime. T.O. is not a young man anymore, at least in football age. It has nothing to do with Philly, as he did have production with Dallas. But guys like T.O., Braylon, Plaxico, are prime examples as to why you draft WRs, and not sign them as free agents. They’re all prima donnas, and if you don’t have a QB to get them the ball, a RB to balance out the offense, and a good OL to protect the previously mentioned players, WRs aren’t going to help you too much, and they’re going to bitch and whine abou it as well.

  19. Phillypete98 says: Oct 14, 2009 5:09 PM

    Last we heard “the player” is still not talking to the head coach of the purple team. As a matter of fact, “the player” refuses to allow that particular coach to address him unless T.O. gives prior approval. This includes any head nods of hellos in a corridor. This specific coach is forbidden from any communication whatsoever with the “player”. It would seem unlikely that the now first place purple team would be interested.
    As far as the Miami Dolphins are concerned, it is the VP of their recruitment operations that dubbed T.O. “the player” in the first place because as T.O.’s head coach at the time he could not bring himself to utter T.O.’s name. It seems unlikely that he would be interested in acquiring T.O.’s services.

  20. Bwa Ha Ha says: Oct 14, 2009 5:15 PM

    Las Vegas Loco’s

  21. FoozieGrooler says: Oct 14, 2009 5:25 PM

    # Dolphan says: October 14, 2009 3:21 PM
    “Lving right near Miami, I hear word of some interest from the Dolphins for T.O…..Heard anything about that particular scenario?”
    I can’t imagine that’s even a remote possibility.
    Parcells bailed on Dallas not long after having that idiot shoved down his throat by Jerry Jones.

  22. BigEasy says: Oct 14, 2009 5:29 PM

    T.O sucks….hope they do trade him to the Bears, so that cancer can erupt!!!

  23. danlinker says: Oct 14, 2009 5:46 PM

    TO goes to PFT in exchange for Florio and a good sportswriter.

  24. Dolphan says: Oct 14, 2009 5:47 PM

    @FoozieGrooler
    Bill Parcels was partly responsible for bringing T.O.to Dallas… He was the head coach afterall

  25. Leviathan says: Oct 14, 2009 6:37 PM

    I’d like to trade Mike Florio to Cleveland.

  26. GreatGallopingGhosts says: Oct 14, 2009 6:54 PM

    Haven’t you heard? There’s a rumor that Brett Favre is going to retire.

  27. slipkid says: Oct 14, 2009 7:19 PM

    parcells didnt BRING she-ho to dallas. jones did.

  28. FumbleNuts says: Oct 14, 2009 9:02 PM

    Trade T.O. to the 49ers and pair him up with Crabtree.

  29. overkil2 says: Oct 15, 2009 10:06 AM

    “Dolphan says:
    October 14, 2009 5:47 PM
    @FoozieGrooler
    Bill Parcels was partly responsible for bringing T.O.to Dallas… He was the head coach afterall

    Yeah, and we all know that the head coach is who runs things in Dallas. /rollseyes
    It will be a cold day in hell before T.O. ever plays for a Bill Parcel’s team again.

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