Mar. 2, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Football player Terrell Owens in attendance of the game between the Phoenix Suns against the Los Angeles Clippers at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Clippers 81-78. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Terrell Owens: I can still play in the NFL

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Some professional athletes know when it’s time to gracefully walk away from the game they love like John Elway did after winning a second Super Bowl, others like Brett Favre retired and unretired so many times it’s tough to keep up, and it looks like we can throw in Terrell Owens into that Favre group after his comments on ESPN radio’s Mike and Mike this morning.

Owens last played in the NFL in 2010 when he started 11 games and played in 14 for the Cincinnati Bengals and put up pretty god numbers at 37 with 72 receptions, 983 yards and nine touchdowns, but has been out of the league since being released by the Seattle Seahawks in training camp in 2012.

He is eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2015, but he’s still got that itch to play the game, whether any NFL team ever even considers signing the 40-year-old receiver is highly remote, and I’m sure there are countless other former professional athletes who believe they can still play.

However, Father Time catches up to all of us at one time or another and T.O. needs to enjoy his retirement and accept the reality that he’s never going to be in the NFL ever again.

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