With his one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills coming to an end, T.O. is currently unemployed. No teams are jumping at the chance to add him to their roster, and his future with the NFL is uncertain.
Owens has some options for the upcoming NFL season, but none are especially appealing. There were slim pickings for him last year, and this year isn't much better.
With many teams focusing on developing their young receivers, it's hard for the dramatic 36-year-old to find a spot amongst them.
The Bears have hope in their developed receivers Devin Hester and Johnny Knox, but beyond those two, the Bears talent is unproven.
Owens could bring speed, reliability, and experience to this team. He would be a sure bet for some kind of success, while that can't necessarily be said for the rest of their receivers.
It's possible that the Bears will scoop up T.O. as a last minute pickup.
The chances of Owens going to the Texans may be very small, but as of now there are no definitive top three receivers.
The Texans used draft picks on receivers, but these players are undeveloped and unproven.
The third spot is still open, and there's a chance T.O. might slip into it.
It's a well known fact that the Raiders are looking for options, and Owens may be one to consider.
The Raiders aren't hesitant to take chances on risky players, a category Owens definitely fits into.
If nothing else fits, we may see T.O. in Oakland for 2010.
The rumor that the Pats have showed interest in T.O. came about when the controversial star expressed desire to play for the team on a radio show.
Honestly, it makes some sense.
Wes Welker may be out for the first six weeks, which is a spot Owens could fill. It's also possible that young receivers Brandon Tate and Taylor Price, and veteran Torry Holt may not be able to get the job done.
The biggest question everyone faces is whether mixing Owens and Randy Moss would be too volatile. It could go either way.
Moss and Owens may make a great productive team, or they could clash egos and be destructive to the team comradery.
Owens has to realize that not much money is headed his way. When, and if, he gets picked up by a team it will most likely be as a third receiver.
If Owens wants his career in the NFL to last, he must stay out of the media's spotlight.
He is currently headlining a VH1 reality TV show called "The T.O. Show". If he wants to be taken seriously, he needs to focus on the game, not on his celebrity status.
Everyone knows his past with the media has gotten him into trouble, and he needs to learn from his mistakes.