Donald Jones Injury: Will Buffalo Bills Turn Back to Terrell Owens?

Adam OdekirkContributor IIOctober 9, 2011

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 27:  Terrell Owens #81 of the Buffalo Bills rushes a reverse against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 27, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Assuming that being carted off the field is not a promising sign of a players injury being minor, the Buffalo Bills might be down a wide receiver after losing Donald Jones with an ankle injury. The extent of the injury is not yet known at this point, but if it is for an extended period of time, the Bills may be looking to the past for an answer.

You guessed it: Terrell Owens.

The news that TO is on the path back to 100 percent health might come at just the right time for the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills are still a very nice surprise in the NFL and a legitimate threat to win a few more games, however, they may also be one injury away from tanking. Donald Jones's injury may not have that serious of an impact, but it does hurt their depth and makes it even easier for teams to scheme against rising star Stevie Johnson.

The question of whether or not to add TO has a few factors to consider.

First, is he actually back to 100 percent and if so, is his age a factor in what his 100 percent is compared to a younger replacement? It is certainly worth looking into and if the doctors say he is good to go, then his "A" game has just as much to add as a young up and coming player that might be on the practice squad.

Second, will his addition hamper the growth of Stevie Johnson and slow his ascension as one of the games top receiving threats? Probably not. Owens knows that he is definitely in the winter of his career, but he wants to make the playoffs and take a shot at something magical.

If the Bills are going to be without Donald Jones for the remainder of the season, they need to seriously look at reacquiring Terrell Owens. His work ethic and productivity in Cincinnati would be a welcome addition to the Bills locker room. His experience and ability would also most likely help to elevate the games of Ryan Fitzpatrick and Stevie Johnson, which cannot be a bad thing.