Should the Eagles Sign Terrell Owens After Losing Arrelious Benn to a Torn ACL?

Ryan MichaelSenior Writer IIIAugust 6, 2013

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 23:  Injured wide receiver Terrell Owens #81 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with the George Halas NFC Championship trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 27-10 in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 23, 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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During Tuesday's practice, Eagles wide receiver Arrelious Benn suffered a torn ACL and will likely miss the entire 2013 season.

After having already lost Jeremy Maclin to an ACL injury, the Eagles receiving corps is looking exceptionally weak and vulnerable heading into the 2013 season.

Enter Terrell Owens.

The most productive receiver in franchise history is the most notable name available in free agency. He is also eager to end his career on the right note.

Owens' agent Jordan Woy has reportedly had conversations with "a bunch of teams" recently. The Eagles may have very well been one of those teams.

"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." - Jordan Woy

After losing Maclin, the last thing the Eagles were expecting was another season-ending injury to a member of their receiving corps.

Riley Cooper and Jason Avant have never caught more than three touchdowns in a single season. DeSean Jackson has also struggled to score touchdowns.

Playing in the NFC East, the Eagles are going to need to score points if they hope to keep up with the Giants, Redskins and Cowboys.

Owens is said to be able to run just as well if not better than he did in Seahawks training camp last year.

In 2012, Owens' 40-yard dash time was clocked in as fast as 4.43—which was faster than he was able to run as a 23-year old rookie.

Owens has repeatedly expressed regret with how things ended in Philadelphia back in 2005. Had things gone down different, he may have ended his career with the Eagles.

If things continue to look the way they do now, he may very well get the opportunity to do just that.


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