Rosenhaus told the Associated Press there has been no retirement talk despite a report that Owens told many people he was considering it. (The denial is to be expected.) Rosenhaus also revealed that the torn ACL occurred in early April on his left knee, although it’s somewhat unclear when he had surgery.
The most surprising statement: “Terrell Owens will be ready and playing at the start of the season,” Rosenhaus said.
We know T.O. showed amazing recovery skills before the Super Bowl against New England, but that timeline sounds almost impossible. Even if Owens was able to run routes again, he’d have to find a team confident enough in him to sign him before Week One.
If Owens does return to the NFL, it makes sense to sign him after the opener when contracts are no longer guaranteed for the season.