Terrell Owens hasn’t taken the field in an NFL game since his disappointing campaign with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. And despite a league-wide lack of interest, the 39-year-old feels he “can still play” and refuses to give up hope that he’ll find a home with an “open-minded” team.
He was given a chance with the Seattle Seahawks last season, but was ultimately cut when he put on a less-than-stellar preseason performance.
In an interview with the NFL Network’s “NFL AM” show, Owens said he hasn’t gotten a call from any teams since he was released by the Seattle Seahawks last August.
… He said he believes “politics” has much to do with the lack of interest in signing him.
… “I think a lot of it has to do with my reputation, things that I’ve done earlier in my career, but I’m a changed person. I’m a little bit more mature than I was in years past,” he said.
… “I know I can still play the game and it’s a matter of somebody just giving me the opportunity to go out there and play,” he said
… “I can’t go back and change the past, I can only move forward,” he said. “If someone can be open-minded and be able to move forward with me, we can be on the same page and be on board.”
The Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings were among the teams he mentioned he would like to join. And Owens could actually be a solid veteran presence for a young receiving corp if he has, in fact, matured. That’s a big ‘if’ though.