Terrell Owens Workout: Should the Buffalo Bills Consider Bringing Back T.O?

Robert QuinnCorrespondent IOctober 25, 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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Terrell Owens has been the center of attention throughout his 15-year career, but today at 2 p.m., he will be hosting a workout to prove he still has some football left in him. The Buffalo Bills signed Owens as a free agent in the 2009 season, when he caught 55 passes for 829 yards and five touchdowns with Trent Edwards under center. 

Last year, he joined Chad Ochocinco in Cincinnati, where he put up solid numbers, catching 72 balls for 983 yards and nine touchdowns. However, he tore his anterior cruciate ligament, which forced him to undergo surgery.

The question is whether Buddy Nix should bring T.O. back to Buffalo. The Bills traded Lee Evans for a fourth-round draft pick to the Baltimore Ravens, in hopes that youngster Donald Jones could take his place as the deep threat receiver. Slot receiver Roscoe Parrish also went down with an injury, and the timetable for his return is unknown. 

When he was injured, second-year Buffalo product Namaan Roosevelt took his job, but the Jones injury definitely limited the personnel that head coach Chan Gailey needs for his spread offense. Currently, Gailey's four wide receivers are Stevie Johnson, Roosevelt, David Nelson and the former No. 9 overall draft pick, running back C.J. Spiller.

So would bringing Owens to Buffalo really be as bad as it sounds? Throughout his tenure in Orchard Park, there were none of the typical "come on man" soundbites that we have been so used to throughout his 15 seasons in the league.

The Bills have the 15th-ranked pass offense in the league, averaging 237.5 yards per game in the air. Owens, who is one of football's most special physical specimens when active, has some game left, so why not add him to bolster a potential playoff contender in the Buffalo Bills?