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The T. Ocho show is officially grounded.
Terrell Owens is getting a bit of help from his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, in demonstrating he is ready to return to play in the NFL.
Chad Ochocinco is getting help from his quarterback, Tom Brady, in demonstrating he still hasn't returned to the NFL.
When discussing Owens' recent workout, and the lack of NFL teams present, Rosenhaus wasn't phased—nor should he be, at least by teams not travelling to Calabasas, Calif.
"Just because they weren't there doesn't mean they weren't interested," Rosenhaus said. "I can guarantee all 32 teams were interested."
That is a bold guarantee, particularly considering Carson Palmer has already expressed a lack of interest in a reunion with Owens. From an interview on 95.7 The Game:
T.O. and I had a great working relationship, he had one of his most successful years over the past five or six years, a lot of production and he was a great teammate in Cincinnati. The problem is that for him to get here there’s not anybody that we could let go. We have a stable of young horses that can run and guys that can just move, very young, very inexperienced but tons of potential and it’s tough to give up a young guy with a lot of potential for a guy that’s got a lot of history in the league that’s in his late 30s. So, I can’t see him coming here but I had a good time playing with him and he’s an explosive player himself.
While Palmer's words may hold true, it isn't as though the Raiders are thick with playmakers at wide receiver. Derek Hagen is a 27-year-old that has played for three teams over six seasons. He's never hit 30 receptions or 400 yards in a season. In fact, his 96 receptions and 1,083 yards reveals a career that is on par with one season for Owens.
Ochocinco has been anything but an impact player in New England. While he has used Twitter to warn fans not to give up on him, his stats through six games are what one would expect from a single game (9 Rec, 136 YDS, 0 TDs).