Not long ago, some were assuming that, because agent Drew Rosenhaus declined to disclose the five teams interested in receiver Terrell Owens, no team was genuinely interested.
Now that Owens has signed with the Bengals, we’ve been able to piece together the names of the five teams that were in the mix, to one degree or another.
Beyond the Bengals and the Rams, the other interested teams were the Jets, Seahawks, and Raiders. The interest of Seattle and Oakland was preliminary in nature, and both dropped out before the process got too far along.
In the end, 31 teams can ultimately have no interest. If one has enough of it, then the player has a new home.
In Cincinnati, where players shunned in other cities for various reasons emerge via bargain-basement deals, T.O.’s arrival makes a lot of sense.