Terrell Owens Tweets Availability to New York Jets During Monday Night Football

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IOctober 9, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03:  Terrell Owens attends GQ, Lacoste And Patron Tequila Celebrate The Super Bowl In Indianapolis at The Stutz Building on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for GQ)
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It's obvious that NFL free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens still loves him some him. 

Like the rest of America on Monday night, the former Allen Wranglers standout was watching the New York Jets attempt to play pitch and catch on Monday Night Football with a cast of no-name wide receivers. 

As any proud athlete would, Owens felt compelled to tweet his availability to the struggling Jets:

Hey JETS!!! I'm available! I'm ready, willing & able! Call my agent @jordanwoy & let's make it happen.

— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) October 9, 2012


UPDATE: Tuesday, October 9 at 2:44 p.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

The New York Jets have "no interest" in Terrell Owens according to the New York Daily News' Gary Myers via Twitter on Tuesday:

Forget about T.O. to the Jets. Sources just told me they have no interest in Owens. No surprise. Better chance they bring back Don Maynard.

— Gary Myers (@garymyersNYDN) October 9, 2012


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UPDATE: Tuesday, October 9 at 1:17 p.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

Rex Ryan was asked about the Jets' interest in Terrell Owens after he tweeted his availability during Monday night's game. Here's his response via Newsday's Kimberley A. Martin on Tuesday: 

For that decision, we went with Jason Hill. But you're going to look at everything. We don't know what the severity of the injuries are or anything else right now. But I could say a definite for T.O. and anybody else out there that's not on our team. But again, you look at your situation, lets see how Gates is. I don't think the injury is going to be a major injury so I would assume we'd go with the same crew. It would just be good to get Stephen Hill back.

New York has been devastated by injuries at wide receiver and tight end this season and could certainly use a veteran as it heads into a Week 6 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts. 

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UPDATE: Tuesday, October 9 at 10:50 a.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is looking at all of the team's options, including Terrell Owens according to ESPNNewYork's Rich Cimini via Twitter on Tuesday:

Rex on Terrell Owens: You never say never, will look at all options. #Jets

— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) October 9, 2012

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The Jets fell at home to the Houston Texans, 23-17, with 5'9" Jeremy Kerley finishing as the team's leading receiver with five receptions for 94 yards. Although Kerley is hardly a No. 1 receiving option at the NFL level, New York actually fared well in the passing game on Monday night. 

Sorry, T.O.

Though most fans have prepared themselves for the day that Owens announces his retirement, it seems he isn't letting go anytime soon. 

Owens' career numbers are certainly nothing to scoff at. He has over 1,000 receptions, nearly 16,000 yards and more than 150 touchdowns. Unfortunately, that came over a 15-year stretch in the NFL, and Owens is set to turn 39 on December 7.

The Jets have four games after December 7, which means they will banking on a 39-year-old wideout to anchor their aerial attack.

There's no denying that Owens is physically fit and 100 percent committed to football. Still, there comes a point where desire alone isn't enough. The talent that made T.O. one of the game's greatest weapons is fading, as we saw by his untimely drops with the Seattle Seahawks this summer. 

No one notices if you lose a step in the Indoor Football League, but this is the NFL, where players are lucky to play in more than 200 regular-season games and walk away healthy.


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