Redskins Dismiss Terrell Owens Signing Talk: Is Denver Next?

Ryan CookFeatured ColumnistJuly 18, 2010

With every day that passes, Terrell Owens has still failed to find a new home to sign with in 2010.

In the months that have passed, just about every person in sports has been covering this story.  But at the same time, Terrell Owens has managed to tick several teams off of his "potential" signing list so far this offseason.

Chicago became a no, Buffalo became a no, Cincinnati became a no, and more recently the possibility of Terrell Owens signing with the New England Patriots became an almost clear uncertainty.

However, perhaps one of Terrell Owens' most promising teams was the Washington Redskins

He has played in the NFC East before, and despite their conflicts in the past, Owens was more than familiar with new Redskins starting quarterback Donovan McNabb.

But you guessed it, once again Terrell Owens more or less declined this opportunity.

In a recent interview with new Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, the former Denver Broncos leading man made it clear that the team's intentions when it came to Terrell Owens were certainly clear.

"I made a commitment relative to T.O, that we were not gonna go in that direction."

Therefore, for those that don't know Mike Shanahan, this pretty much sums up the Washington Redskins feelings towards No. 81 at the present time.

Of course, this statement isn't to say that the Redskins may not change their minds, given the fact that Donovan McNabb could do with a veteran wide receiver, not to mention one who has proven to have great chemistry with McNabb in past years.

At the end of the day, though, a signing with Washington doesn't appear to be on the cards for Terrell Owens anytime soon.

So where does that leave us all now?

Well, I choose to use the word "us," as I feel that we are all in this together with Terrell Owens.  Love him or hate him, he has managed to steer the media away from the usual Brett Favre saga, which normally seeps into the offices of ESPN at this time in the year.

Not only that, as Terrell Owens searches for a new team like a homeless man searches for food, just about all of America has been swept up in this almost unbelievable circumstance.

As for Terrell Owens' remaining possibilities, things do appear to be quite slim.  Not many teams are in need of a wide receiver at the current time, seeing as though most teams that lacked a receiver made a suitable selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.

But before we go and write Owens' career off and allow him to throw it all away and stick with his reality TV show, there is one remaining possibility that has come straight from left field.

Yes, I am talking about the Denver Broncos. 

Now I know some of you may be thinking I'm a little crazy here, but hear me out, this move could make some sense in the long run.

Since Brandon Marshall's departure to Miami, the Broncos have been in need of a wide receiver to fill the void a little. 

Of course, earlier this offseason, Terrell Owens was rumored to be interested in the Broncos, but that idea fell through just like the rest.

So now that Brandon Marshall is out of the picture, all three questionable quarterbacks in Denver could do with a trustworthy veteran like Terrell Owens to depend upon when either one steps under center.

For you see, despite Terrell Owens' characteristics, he has been known to take select players "under his wing" and nurture them a little in the past.

Does Denver have these select players?

I'd say so, considering that Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn are still very inexperienced.

It's a move that not everybody would agree with, and it certainly could add a lot more pressure on Josh McDaniels' shoulders.

Like the old saying goes though "If the shoe fits, wear it."  Terrell Owens may not be the shoe the Broncos are looking for; hell, he is probably amongst those set of shoes that sits at the back of the closet for months at a time.

However, Terrell needs a team, and the Broncos need a receiver.  It's not a favorable move, but it is one that does make some sense, right?


Until any headway is made on this possible scenario, it will all be useless speculation.  For Terrell Owens, he needs to take what he can get, and if Denver comes a knockin', he damn sure had better listen.

No more games, and no more stalking Jay Cutler outside of night clubs.  The season is just over a month away, and with no team, Terrell Owens is in some serious jeopardy. 

Let's just hope that for once, his mouth does some smart talking.


Ryan Cook is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report . He is also an NFL columnist for Real Sports Net and a Green Bay Packers writer for Fan Huddle and PackerChatters . Don't forget to follow him on Twitter .


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