Terrell Owens: 4 Potential Teams to Sign with
Terrell Owens was recently cut from the Allen Wranglers of the IFL. It was a messy split and some people think that his inability to stay on a team he had an ownership stake in means he can’t work with anyone.
While T.O. has had a rocky relationship with almost every franchise he has played for, he still is a talented playmaker. His history shows that he doesn’t usually become a malcontent until around year two of a contract, so a one-year deal might just do the trick.
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The Houston Texans are not deep at wide receiver. As it stands right now, it looks like Kevin Walter will be the starter opposite of Andre Johnson.
Over the past seven years, Johnson has only played a full 16 game season only three times. Even if the Texans lose Johnson for a few games, would they be confident in Walter being the top wide out?
Terrell Owens would be second or third on the depth chart depending on his willingness to take on a lesser role. Facing the fact that this may be his last opportunity in the league, and indeed needs the money, he should come in wanting to just play ball.
The key for the Texans is that he adds to a position of need.
St Louis Rams
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The St Louis Rams also lack serious depth at the wide receiver position.
Danny Amendola returns after missing almost all of last season. They also signed former Philadelphia Eagle Steve Smith to help Sam Bradford in the aerial attack.
While the additions of Amendola and Smith gives the Rams more talent than they had last year, they lost Brandon Lloyd to the New England Patriots via free agency, a risk they anticipated when they traded for him last season.
Owens would add depth in case lingering or new injuries create problems for the Rams.
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If the Oakland Raiders sign Terrell Owens, it would be a reunion with former quarterback Carson Palmer. Their time in Cincinnati was limited, but in their one season together, T.O. put up 983 yards and nine touchdowns.
The Raiders failed with the T.J. Houshmandzadeh experiment last year in an attempt to make Palmer’s return to the NFL more comfortable. That doesn’t mean that an Owens signing will fail though.
His veteran presence and work ethic will help the youth and inexperience of the Raiders receiving corps in the short term.
New York Giants
The Giants lost Mario Manningham to the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason. Hakeem Nicks broke his foot and is questionable for the start of training camp. Good news is that they still have breakout star wide receiver Victor Cruz.
Adding Owens would put him at third on the depth chart. This adds security in case Nicks has any lingering effects from the broken foot. And having that safety blanket will be great because all football fans know how nagging foot injuries can be.