One of them is receiver Terrell Owens. Per a league source, it “could take some time” for Owens to sign a contract.
The problem is that, while a number of teams are interested, the financial offers have not yet entered the ballpark that Owens deems to be acceptable.
In March, John Czarnecki of FOX reported that T.O. wants at least $5 million per season. It’s not an unreasonable number, given that he received $6.5 million from the Bills in 2009.
But as we always say whenever someone claims that an athlete isn’t worth the mountain of money he receives, the reality is that we’re all worth whatever someone will pay us. The question for Owens is whether there’s still a team that’s willing to pay him an amount significantly above the veteran minimum.
Of course, the market for Owens’ services could change suddenly and dramatically if a team’s No. 1 wideout suffers a serious injury during offseason workouts. All it takes is one popped ACL and, suddenly, Owens’ demands won’t look quite so exorbitant.