NFL: Is a T.O.-49ers Reunion a Possibility?

Robert WayerskiCorrespondent IMarch 11, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 28:  Wide receiver Terrell Owens #81 of the San Francisco 49ers stands on the sidelines during the game agains the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 28, 2003 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the 49ers 35-7. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Despite the pleas of Chad Ochocinco, it appears that Terrell Owens is not going to be a Cincinnati Bengal. This opens the door for another team, maybe the 49ers, to sign him.

Would it be a fit?

Without looking at the history of T.O. in San Fran, you have to ask yourself if he is a fit based solely upon need. The Niners need a third wide-out who can go over the middle for balls, and No. 81 fits that need. He will also be reasonably priced and can be obtained without giving up a draft pick.

Terrell Owens just needs a home. No one expected that Buffalo wanted him last year, and it appears that the market is not that hot for him this year either, especially now that the Bengals have signed Antonio Bryant. If the Niners came calling, he would answer the phone.

Then there is the issue of the bridges that T.O. has burned in San Fran. This is not that big of a problem, because the majority of coaches and front office personnel who dealt with Owens before are gone. There may be some disgruntled fans, but as they say, winning cures all. If the Niners got off to a hot start, no one would care. 

He comes at a cheap price (he only made $6.25 million last year and would likely make less this year), and it would only be a one or two year deal. That is not bad for a guy who had over 800 yard last year, more than 300 yards than current number two wide receiver Josh Morgan. If you look at Terrell Owens' past, he also typically behaves in his first year after signing. 

Owens only has a couple of good years left, so why not end them in San Francisco where he made a name for himself? It would be a Hollywood ending for the quintessential diva wide receiver in the NFL.

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