Earlier today, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that an unnamed team is “very interested” in receiver Terrell Owens. A league source tells PFT that the team plays in the AFC, which cuts the universe of candidates in half.
With the Bills and Bengals likely not interested, the pool is down to 14.
Instead of whittling away any more of the teams that won’t want him, let’s focus on those that may. How about the Patriots and the Raiders?
Bolstering the former possibility is, according to Tom Curran of CSNNE.com, the presence of agent Drew Rosenhaus on the Patriots’ sideline before Sunday’s game against the Eagles. Sure, Rosenhaus represents other Patriots. But it’s natural to make the connection, given that Rosenhaus himself told Schefter that a team is “very interested” in Owens.
In Oakland, injuries are creating a possible need. But in New England the absence of a deep threat is keeping the team’s high-octane passing attack from truly firing on all cylinders.
And it would be ironic, to say the least, if a spot is created for Owens in New England via a decision to jettison a former Owens teammate and another Rosenhaus client: Chad Ochocinco. It was Ochocinco who lobbied aggressively for the Bengals to sign T.O. in 2010. With Ochocinco doing basically nothing so far in New England, his performance is creating a possible need for Owens.
Either way, we’re told that nothing is imminent. Which means that whoever is interested is perhaps thinking more about Owens as a guy who could help the team in the postseason. Given the Pats’ only exposure to Owens in the postseason — an MVP-worthy performance in Super Bowl XXXIX — that will make a New England connection more reasonable.