Terrell Owens will find a new home this off-season. He's reported that he'd be willing to stay in Buffalo if they wanted him to. But that's just talk. Chad Ochocinco has been lobbying for him to go to Cincinnati recently. That very well could be a possibility. They just signed Matt Jones who has had off the field issues. They've always given problematic players a shot.
But there are other teams out there too where he could possibly land. He's not just going to play for anyone. Not only that but not just any team will go after him. It will be a team that needs to win now. Not a team that is rebuilding that needs upgrades at several different positions like St. Louis.
I have a few ideas of who it would come down to. Owens still has a little gas left in his tank and I expect him to go to a team that is already competitive or is one player away from becoming a real threat.
Devin Hester, Earl Bennett, and Johnny Knox are decent receivers but none of them appear to be able to take over as a number one receiver. With the addition of Coordinator Mike Martz, Greg Olsen will no longer be a threat as an offensive weapon. The will need another receiver for the "gun-sligging" Jay Cutler to help open up lanes for Matt Forte. Also with a slim draft, they won't have much opportunity to bring anyone from there. Devin Aromashadu is their tallest receiver at 6'2" and is currently 3rd on the depth chart. A bigger Terrel Owens would greatly help this team and Cutler who has been throwing to "Baby T.O." Brandon Marshall.
As I said and most of you know Chad Ochocinco is trying to get Owens to come to Cincinnati and with the history of the Bengals signing and drafting troubled players, its not unlikely that they wouldn't take the chance. Ochocinco also stated that he would take a paycut to get them to sign Owens. The departure of T.J. Houshmanzadeh really showed a difference in their passing game. Not only that but before the signing of Matt Jones their tallest receiver was Ochocinco at 6'1". They need a big red-zone threat. Someone with speed, unlike Jones.
Baltimore is an option. They just recently signed troubled Donte' Stallworth and have been in a lot of trade rumors with Brandon Marshall. It would be much cheaper for them to sign Owens, although it would not be a long term fix. But with Baltimore's aging defense they need someone to come in and open up the passing game to be more balanced to win now. None of Baltimore's top four receiver's in 2009 are under contract for 2010.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Jamaal Charles appears to be their runningback of the future. They gave Matt Cassel a huge deal and the only receiver on the lineup to speak of is Dwayne Bowe. There's been no talk of them resigning Chris Chambers as of yet. Kansas City's defense is very underrated. Their main problem is not being able to convert on third downs to keep their defense off the field. Bringing in Terrell Owens would definitely help them in their passing game and I think could make them a tough contender.
Jacksonville really needs some receiving options. And for a team that's struggling to put fans in the stands, it could bring them a lot of attention. Just with Owens, you never know what kind of attention. Mike Sims-Walker appears to be great but he won't be sneaking up on anyone next season. They'll need someone on the other side. I also see Jacksonsville becoming interested in Michael Vick.
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