It was no surprise that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and new Patriots receiver Danny Amendola got together in the vicinity of Castle Bundchen for some pitch and catch. It was a mild surprise that a guy who has been trying desperately to get back into the league joined them.
Yes, Terrell Owens was there, too, along with Vikings backup quarterback Matt Cassel, who once backed up Brady in New England.
Some will think it means that Owens could be joining a somewhat depleted receiving corps in New England. With Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker out and Amendola, Michael Jenkins, and Donald Jones in, T.O. arguably would give the depth chart some lift.
Owens at times has been linked to the Patriots, who have employed in recent years players like Randy Moss and Chad Ochojohnson. And in New England’s most recent Super Bowl ring, the Pats witnessed an MVP-caliber performance from Owens, who had pushed his way back from a broken ankle.
Still, Owens is now 39. At this point, signing him would feel more like desperation than genius.