Initially, it seemed that Owens was nearly 100% earlier this month, when he posted a video of himself running and working out on his repaired knee.
At that point, he believed he would be ready to join whichever team required his services by Weeks 2 or 3 of the regular season.
Last week, however, the timeline changed again, and now it appears that he is still a few months away from being capable of joining a team and playing at full health.
Owens is one of the most dominant wide receivers of his time, and it stands to reason that a team would be willing to take a chance on him this season.
But that time has yet to arrive. In the following slides, we will examine five reasons why that is.