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T.O.-to-Redskins chatter begins

Four years ago, when the Cowboys were the only team that wanted to give receiver Terrell Owens a contract worth significantly more than the league minimum, the only other team that gave T.O. a sniff was the Broncos.

The Broncos were coached at the time by Mike Shanahan.

Now, with Shanahan in Washington and former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb there as well, too, the initial reaction/speculation by many is that the Redskins could make a play for Owens.

Sure, McNabb and T.O. had some serious issues in Philly.  After Owens decided that he wanted out, he decided to become as disruptive as possible — and that included targeting McNabb with a patent-pending passive-aggressive quarterback attack.  Since then, the two have reconciled, most recently taping a segment for Spike TV’s Pros vs. Joes.

And now that McNabb has been exiled to Washington, Donovan surely must be intrigued by the possibility of reuniting with T.O. and sticking it, Brett Favre style, to the Eagles.

For now, it’s all speculation only.  Whether it becomes anything more than that remains to be seen.

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39 Responses to “T.O.-to-Redskins chatter begins”
  1. mooremi9 says: Apr 5, 2010 8:34 AM

    The only reason the chatter begins is because you start these rumors Florio.
    Ive seen less gossip in a womens hair saloon.
    (although it does make sense)
    Redskins love adding old has beens to their team

  2. cbrianwatkins says: Apr 5, 2010 8:35 AM

    i’ve never wanted the redskins to win a superbowl until now

  3. Bruce says: Apr 5, 2010 8:35 AM

    I’m thinking Brandon Marshall with Cooley going to Denver. T.O. would probably be cheaper but Marshall would be a better fit.

  4. filthymcnasty says: Apr 5, 2010 8:36 AM

    WOW, if TO could contribute his ‘honeymoon” 1st year and Thomas and Kelly could keep their vag’s from injury, could be a pretty beast year…if they grab Okung at #4…
    HAIL SUCKAS.

  5. Cleg says: Apr 5, 2010 8:40 AM

    Um, no thank you. Hail to the Redskins.

  6. power808 says: Apr 5, 2010 8:42 AM

    They should sign TO and Brian Westbrook.

  7. rydendonkeys says: Apr 5, 2010 8:42 AM

    Brandon Marshall……

  8. CaptainObvious says: Apr 5, 2010 8:44 AM

    “For now, it’s all speculation only”
    IOW, you just completely pulled this outta your ass.

  9. Chapnasty2 says: Apr 5, 2010 8:45 AM

    I began this chatter last night and I also began the Flozel chatter. I am a genius.

  10. dabarber says: Apr 5, 2010 8:46 AM

    Nice–the Skins are so old and so bad.

  11. Bri715 says: Apr 5, 2010 8:50 AM

    McNabb would be better off hooking up with Brandon Marshall than dealing with T.O. part Deux.

  12. Mr Krinkle says: Apr 5, 2010 8:51 AM

    As an Eagles fan, let me say please sign him. McNabb is an average qb who chokes when it counts, and TO is washed up. There is a better chance TO and McNabb implode together in Washington then there is they hurt us.

  13. My Coke Can says: Apr 5, 2010 8:55 AM

    Ummm i think i will pass on t.o

  14. ninjaneer says: Apr 5, 2010 8:59 AM

    Sign all the has beens you want, Redskins. The Cowboys will again rule the NFC East.

  15. OscarMooseFarmer says: Apr 5, 2010 8:59 AM

    @power808.. That would be funny, but it’s not happening. T.O. and Donovan had “problems”, but Westbrook Really hates his guts.

  16. SSBucs says: Apr 5, 2010 9:00 AM

    If I were McNabb I would not want it. TO is one attitude away from a nightmare. If you are going to bring in a disgruntled receiver, why not go for Brandon Marshall? He is young and more talented than TO is at this point. I think being with Shanahan will make him happy again. I know the Skins need help on the o-line, but their weapons (McNabb, Marshall, & their RB’s) would make that o-line better. Just a thought.

  17. BirdsPhever says: Apr 5, 2010 9:01 AM

    Florio post a legit source that is talking about this

  18. efangule says: Apr 5, 2010 9:07 AM

    there IS no chatter.. just because you post it up on a blog doesn’t mean other people are talking about it. it only means you wrote it in a blog you dummy.

  19. Brohamma says: Apr 5, 2010 9:08 AM

    Ryden has hit the nail on the head here. Brandon Marshall should be the real target, not To Old (T.O.). If the Deadskins really offered up Haynesworth for McNabb why wouldn’t they offer him up for Marshall and a pick?
    I’m sure Denver wouldn’t turn a blind eye towards the possibility of Haynesworth if the pick wasn’t absurd.

  20. ccoolahan14 says: Apr 5, 2010 9:19 AM

    Well the Skins were sort of like a real franchise at least for a month or two. If there’s anything the skins have proven recently, its that acquiring big name players is the key to winning. At least they defended their offseason super bowl championship for the tenth consecutive year!

  21. Duck Fallas says: Apr 5, 2010 9:22 AM

    Someone get Irving Fryar on the phone.

  22. east96street says: Apr 5, 2010 9:22 AM

    ninjaneer says: “The Cowboys will again rule the NFC East.”
    Dallas went 0-2 against a Giants team that had over half it’s defense on IR or badly injured. Unless you’re claiming the “again” part relates to the 1990s. Then, you have a point. Of course, if Dallas actually does “rule” the NFC East, we can all sit back and enjoy them losing in the playoffs to any team that isn’t from Philadelphia while their players pose and preen across the field and then whine afterwards that the other team “passed too much”.

  23. Popeye says: Apr 5, 2010 9:23 AM

    Shanny is bringing MArshall to the Skins…everyone knows it but this site..SHOCKER!!!!

  24. Black QB White RB says: Apr 5, 2010 9:26 AM

    next florio will report the rumor that the Skins are talking to Antonio Pierce, Flozell Adams, and signing a deal for Plaxico when he gets out………………unnamed sources, of course………….and maybe westbrook………

  25. funi says: Apr 5, 2010 9:31 AM

    Deadskins need a WR. Devin Thomas can eb a threat, but that is it.

  26. DINO says: Apr 5, 2010 9:35 AM

    love to see it.. TO is not A BAD GUY.. YEAH HE’S OLDER but he can produce enough to be a threat… They could stick it to Dallas and Philly

  27. Joeyjoejoeshabadooooo says: Apr 5, 2010 9:57 AM

    why does everyone all of a sudden praise the redskins?

  28. .Vox Veritas. says: Apr 5, 2010 10:22 AM

    “Dallas went 0-2 against a Giants team that had over half it’s defense on IR or badly injured.”
    It’s the NFL, not the “Giants/Cowboys FL”. Last time I checked, the Giants didn’t make the playoffs.
    Congrats on beating the Cowboys twice, guys. Get a heart transplant and maybe you guys will make the playoffs after this season. Quitters.

  29. fresno500 says: Apr 5, 2010 10:25 AM

    Santana on one side and T.O on the other. I think they could make some noise.

  30. mwcarolina says: Apr 5, 2010 10:31 AM

    “Deadskins need a WR. Devin Thomas can eb a threat, but that is it”
    Why does everyone say the dumbest things!!! Devin Thomas can be the only threat!!!?? watch the Malcolm Kelly 84 yard catch on youtube, Moss is a good slot guy and Marko Mitchell could surprise. Add to that this, in Philly, besides Celek, has McNabb EVER had a stud tight end?? how about 2 of them??? the Redskins have two stud tight ends in Chris Cooley and Fred Davis, everyone can bash the line, but if the Lions take Suh, well lets just say that Russell Okung will be protecting McNabb’s blind side.

  31. Gray Eagle says: Apr 5, 2010 10:54 AM

    That really would tear up the locker room.

  32. LaBronx_James says: Apr 5, 2010 11:01 AM

    I highly doubt that Shanahan will go after Marshall. Do you guys remember that he wanted to cut him while he was in Denver before he got fired? http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/rumors/post/Shanahan-planned-to-cut-Broncos-WR-Marshall?urn=nfl,189263

  33. east96street says: Apr 5, 2010 11:17 AM

    .Vox Veritas. says: “Get a heart transplant and maybe you guys will make the playoffs after this season. Quitters.”
    That’s the most asinine comment you have ever made (which is really setting the bar sky high!). After Dallas’ performance against the Vikings in the playoffs, you DARE to question another team’s heart? Your team quit before they even hit the field and then whined afterwards that the big, bad Vikings ran up the score. Brookings proved to be a bigger bitch than you are – which, again, is setting the bar sky high. If it wasn’t for Philly, you assclowns would still be waiting for your first playoff win since the 90s. You let a team beat your ass when you closed the old stadium and when you opened the new one. Say what you will about Aikman’s sexual preferences and Emmitt’s illiteracy, they had more heart in their pinkies when they played than the ENTIRE Dallas organization has now.

  34. zeke777 says: Apr 5, 2010 11:23 AM

    Why doesn’t anyone realize that TO just isn’t very good anymore?

  35. fresno500 says: Apr 5, 2010 11:32 AM

    Why doesn’t anyone realize that TO just isn’t very good anymore?
    Because there are people out there who know talent when they see it and they leave their racial lenses at home.

  36. CarlosNelson says: Apr 5, 2010 11:37 AM

    Hey Washington, sign T.O. ASAP & stick it to our front office so they can know what a mistake they made by trading your franchise QB!!!

  37. LaBronx_James says: Apr 5, 2010 11:59 AM

    Why doesn’t anyone realize that TO just isn’t very good anymore?
    Because there are people out there who know talent when they see it and they leave their racial lenses at home.
    ________________________________
    Where in his comment did he come off as a racist?

  38. theRealJR says: Apr 5, 2010 3:07 PM

    Are you crazy? You think DC and McNabb want any part of an over the hill TO?
    Why do you make things up?

  39. LambeauLeaper says: Apr 6, 2010 10:43 AM

    I can’t see Shanahan wanting Marshall after all the talk before last season that if Shanahan had stayed in Denver he plaaned to release Marshall. I just can’t understand the logic of being willing to get rid of a player for nothing and then deciding later not only do you want that player your willing to give up draft pick(s) and/or players as well as giving him a huge contract. That’s a swing and a miss Florio

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