2012 NFL Free Agents: 7 Reasons Terrell Owens Is Still on the Market

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2012 NFL Free Agents: 7 Reasons Terrell Owens Is Still on the Market
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In 1996, the San Francisco 49ers took a flier on a 6'3", 225-pound wide receiver from Tennessee-Chattanooga named Terrell Owens. Since then, the enigma has been a staple in the NFL for controversy.

While there has never really been a question about his production as a receiver and as a playmaker, the wide receiver, who is now 38 years old, has been relegated to playing for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League (Owens is a co-owner).

Owens is as known in sports circles for his touchdown celebrations as well as for his penalties for those celebrations. And now, with the end of his career in sight, it is not known why some team would not want to take a chance on a player who can still produce.

While he was ultra successful at playing "Robin" to Jerry Rice's "Batman" in the Bay Area, and was ultra controversial in Dallas and Philadelphia, he fizzled out in Buffalo and his last destination, Cincinnati.

Now, this may be Owens' last chance at success. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Owens holds or shares several National Football League records, and figures in the all-time top five in several receiving categories, including yards and touchdowns.

But for these following reasons, Owens is still on the free-agent market.

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