Terrell Owens and the Top 6 NFL Free Agents Still Available

Gordon BlockContributor IIISeptember 30, 2011

Terrell Owens and the Top 6 NFL Free Agents Still Available

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    It is common for fans to see their favorite NFL team one player away from making a big run.

    The passing game needs work. Why not grab that wide receiver? The defense can't get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Why not pick up that pass-rusher?

    It couldn't be worse than what's already in place...right?

    Here are the top six free agents still available for teams to pick up.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

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    Things look bad for former Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

    After a failed offseason workout with the New England Patriots, Houshmandzadeh was among four wide receivers brought in by the New York Giants for a tryout. He was beaten out by former Indianapolis Colts receiver Brandon Stokley.

    Frankly, it's tough to imagine any team using a roster spot on the former Pro Bowl receiver.

Max Starks

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    It's tough to imagine a two-time Super Bowl-winning offensive lineman sitting on the free-agency block, but that's the case for former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Max Starks.

    Released during the summer, Stark was criticized for his recent neck injury along with a spike in weight that left him in the high 300-pound range.

    According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, Starks visited the Minnesota Vikings to speak with team officials.

Brett Favre

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    Yes, the quarterback situation for the Indianapolis Colts looks pretty dire.

    However, no situation would be dire enough to bring in former Green Bay Packers great Brett Favre.

    There is no way Favre will be coming back.

Clinton Portis

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    Running back Clinton Portis, the former Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins workhorse, has seen his name tied with several teams looking to boost their running attack.

    Portis has seen interest from both the Tennessee Titans and the Seattle Seahawks, which have both sputtered out of the gate with their ground game.

    Additionally, the Cincinnati Bengals worked out Portis to potentially replace Cedric Benson as he serves a three-game suspension.

Darren Sharper

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    While injuries and a dip in play have created questions about the viability of veteran safety Darren Sharper, it's interesting that he's drawn so little interest.

    Sharper had microfracture surgery on his left knee in 2010 and went on to miss much of the season while on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

    Despite these injuries, Sharper was still named a second-team All-Pro.

    Sharper met with the Denver Broncos last week to let the team gauge his health status.

Terrell Owens

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    Wide receiver Terrell Owens is not done with football. After an injury to his ACL ruined his chances of signing to a roster during the offseason, the Pro Bowler has been working overtime to get back on the field (if not for his pride, then perhaps for the financial stability).

    Owens was recently seen in South Korea undergoing a stem cell treatment in order to boost his recovery time.

    While there's no word on when Owens will get back on the field, it wouldn't be a surprise to see an offensively challenged squad give him a shot to make the roster.