On Tuesday morning ESPN’s Ed Werder and Sal Paolantonio reported that Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb wants to be reunited with wide receiver Terrell Owens.
Later on Tuesday, McNabb told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols and Michael Wilbon that Werder and Paolantonio are wrong.
“I never said that to anyone about T.O. It’s just not true,” McNabb is quoted as telling Nichols in an ESPN.com story that carries Werder and Paolantonio’s bylines. “I’m in a new place, trying to get comfortable, not start anything or push for anything. I am very happy with the receivers I have.”
According to the Washington Post, McNabb also told Wilbon that he has not encouraged the Redskins to sign Owens and is not interested in reuniting with him.
Still, Werder and Paolantonio write that multiple sources confirmed the subject has been discussed. It may be that McNabb broached the subject but hopes the subject will go away now that Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has closed the door on it.