Report says T.O. is considering retirement, Rosenhaus says “premature” to say Owens is done

AP

It would be a surprise if Terrell Owens wasn’t at least considering retirement following news that he tore his ACL this offseason.

That’s exactly what Owens is doing, according to Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com, who reports that T.O. has told “several people” he’s thinking about hanging them up.

Freeman expects Owens to take a different stance publicly, saying that no decision has been made.  That’s the tact Owens’ agent Drew Rosenhaus took Tuesday morning on the Joe Rose Show on WQAM, saying it was “premature” to talk about T.O. being done.

“At some point I’m going to have a statement on [Owens],” Rosenhaus said via Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Even though Owens has talked about retirement, Freeman expects him to try to make a comeback.  So do we.

T.O. is one of the most physically dominant wide receivers of all time.  He’s no longer in his prime, but showed last year he still has the tools to contribute at a high level. He’s been rather durable as a pro and recovered amazingly quickly to play in the Super Bowl with the Eagles.

Does that mean a team will want to sign Owens in November or December for a playoff push if he’s ready?  Not necessarily, but Owens loves staying in the headlines and he can’t do that just by calling it quits.

28 responses to “Report says T.O. is considering retirement, Rosenhaus says “premature” to say Owens is done

  1. TO is a great possession receiver when he wants to be. He could be a fantastic 3rd guy in the redzone but he doesn’t want that role. He and Ochostinko value themselves way more than anyone else and as a result they wont accept anything other than a #1 role.

  2. Please retire TO – and take Ochocinco with you.

    Then you can both invest ALL your time in the talk show and create more headlines there.

  3. I could easily see a team like the Jets, Pats, or Raiders signing T.O. if they have the need later in the season.

    It’s not as big a risk if he’s only there for a few games and the playoffs.

  4. Good lord Rosendouche, leave the man alone. Let him retire if he wants. Stop thinking about lining YOUR pockets with HIS money. I have always hated TO most when he was with Dallas. Seems like a good guy and you can not deny the things he has done on the field.

  5. If he is out the entire 2011 season, I hope he just retires. I hate watching pro athletes (way past their prime) trying to make it one more year and becoming an embarrassment to themselves and to the team that mistakenly tried to profit off their name more than their abilities.
    Retire while the popcorn still tastes good!

  6. It’s a shame that T.O. does not get the props that he deserves. He is the most dominant receiver of his era. He is second all-time on many lists…he is entertaining and a hard worker. Should be a first ballot Hall of Famer…

  7. “…but showed last year he still has the tools to contribute at a high level. ”

    Really? From what I’ve seen he’s been playing like he’s retired for the last 2 yrs.

  8. “ac0117 says:
    Jun 28, 2011 10:12 AM

    Really? From what I’ve seen he’s been playing like he’s retired for the last 2 yrs.”

    This makes no sense. Basically 1,000 yds last year on the freaking Bungles with Carson Palmer as his QB and over 800 yards the year before on the god awful Bills with literally no NFL caliber QB. The guy is still averaging about 14 yards per carry which is right around his career average. So I don’t know what you’ve been watching.

  9. T.O. annoyed me as much as anyone. But he’s the kind of athlete that, in retrospect, you will miss because in the big picture it’s all about witnessing greatness and being entertained.

  10. Sports Talk shows must be hurting if they are putting Drew Rosenhaus on the air, how can anyone believe a thing this guy says. He is smart and he is rich and he is also full of BS.

  11. I don’t care about a player’s personality unless it disrupts a team. T.O. doesn’t like Ochocinco. But T.O. is just not that good a player anymore. He is pass dropper extraordinaire.

  12. Football is better with T.O. He’s also such a health/physical fitness freak that when he does heal from the ACL surgery, who in their right mind would say that he couldn’t get in shape to play again?

  13. “This makes no sense. Basically 1,000 yds last year on the freaking Bungles with Carson Palmer as his QB and over 800 yards the year before on the god awful Bills with literally no NFL caliber QB. The guy is still averaging about 14 yards per carry which is right around his career average. So I don’t know what you’ve been watching.”

    What about all his dropped passes? Anybody can put up stats when they are force fed the ball like he was on the Bills 2 years ago. My point wasn’t that he can’t play anymore, but that he doesn’t seem to be mentally and emotionally invested the way he was in his prime. He is whoring himself out now trying to stockpile some cash before he retires.

  14. How fitting. A career ending injury on a stupid reality show. Talk about karma. I feel much better about throwing up in the Super Bowl.

    Regards,
    #5

  15. “What about all his dropped passes? Anybody can put up stats when they are force fed the ball like he was on the Bills 2 years ago. My point wasn’t that he can’t play anymore, but that he doesn’t seem to be mentally and emotionally invested the way he was in his prime. He is whoring himself out now trying to stockpile some cash before he retires.”

    force fed? he had 55 receptions…

  16. T.O. had 978 yards and 9 td’s in 13 games last season. But Ocho was still taking the double coverage. T.O. still has it, but not as a # 1 receiver anymore.

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