Hell may be freezing over. (Or maybe I just turned the air conditioner up too high.)
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that receiver Terrell Owens’ agent has been talking to a “bunch of teams,” but that it’s not clear whether anyone will sign him.
At the risk of once again being dubbed Satan or something comparable (or worse) by Owens, it’s not that hard for an agent to talk to a “bunch of teams” about a client. The agent picks up the phone, dials the number of a front-office employee of a team, and talks to the front-office employee about the client.
Repeat those steps with multiple teams, and eventually the agent can truthfully say he has talked to a “bunch of teams” about the player. Share that reality with the media, and maybe the talk turns in to interest.
Owens hired Jordan Woy last year, who helped Owens get a short-term stint in training camp and the preseason with the Seahawks. He didn’t make it past the first wave of roster cuts. Woy thinks the outcome this year will be different, if Owens gets signed.
“I know if he goes out there and gets a shot, he’ll make a team,” Woy said. “We’ve talked to a lot of teams that have said he’s a great talent, we’re set as of right now, but if we have injuries, we may reach back out.”
Meanwhile, players with injury issues like Austin Collie (concussion), Steve Breaston (knee), and Laurent Robinson (concussion) are drawing real interest and/or getting hired.
The future Hall of Famer, whose speech may or may not begin with the phrase “I love me some me,” has said that he’ll retire if he can’t find a job in 2013. Because he hasn’t played in a regular-season game since 2010, Owens would be eligible for enshrinement in 2016 — unless he plays in a game that counts and resets the Canton clock to zero.