Attention, PFT Planet:  You can quit sending links regarding the statements of 49ers G.M. Scot McCloughan that the team has not “closed the door” on acquiring free-agent receiver Terrell Owens.
We’ve re-confirmed the situation with our source, and we’re confident that the Niners don’t want Owens.
So why would the Niners leave the door open even though they’d slam it if he tries to walk through it?  We’ll allow PFT Planet to speculate as to the possible reasons in the comments.
By the way, it’s probably not a good idea for any NFL team to be talking about Owens at all until he’s officially released.  An executive with one team opined to us that ‘Skins executive V.P. of football operations Vinny Cerrato should not have said publicly that the Redskins aren’t interested in Owens.  We can only assume that the same exec would believe that McCloughan should not be suggesting possible interest in a guy who technically is still the property of another team.