We don’t yet know the names of the teams.
One could very well be the Baltimore Ravens.
Last October, the Ravens contacted the Bills about a possible trade for receiver Terrell Owens. The Bills responded in the negative.
Last week, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that he’s interested in T.O. The Bills declared the next day that they won’t be offering him another contract.
At a minimum, the Ravens figure to be considering making yet another run at him, especially if their Plan A guys (Kevin Walter and Anquan Boldin, reportedly) don’t pan out.
It has been a long flirtation between team and player, dating back to 2004. Making the situation even more unusual is the fact that T.O. has never seemed to be gung-ho about playing for the Ravens. Then there’s the six-year-old allegation Owens made regarding G.M. Ozzie Newsome, an African-American, whom Owens accused of making a racist comment during the initial discussions about the Ravens acquiring Owens.
T.O. claimed that Newsome told then-agent David Joseph that Newsome “was a black man from Alabama just like T.O.” and that “sometimes a black man’s gotta be slapped.”
The fact that the Ravens remain interested show that Newsome doesn’t hold a grudge.
The bigger question is whether T.O. does.