Report: Patriots not interested in free agent WR Terrell Owens
New England Patriots starting quarterback Tom Brady was spotted working out with quarterback Matt Cassel and throwing passes to free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens on Wednesday, just a day after Brady working out with recently signed receiver Danny Amendola at the USC Trojan’s facility. Ever since, speculation had been afloat that the receiver-needy New England Patriots could be looking to sign Terrell Owens.
After all, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is known for his bargain signings on high risk-high reward talents. Last season, he signed tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. and when that project fell apart, the New England Patriots acquired cornerback Aquib Talib in a trade, despite his four game suspensions that year for violating the league’s policy on violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.
But according to Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe there are no dots to connect here between Terrell Owens and the New England Patriots. The team is simply not interested in the 31-year-old wide receiver Terrell Owens, who hasn’t played a game since the 2010 season. Terrell Owens is widely considered as a locker room killer who is way past his prime. While Terrell Owens ranks second in the NFL all time in receiving yards and third in receiving touchdowns, he turns 40 this year. Surely he can’t be the best option for the New England Patriots after scanning the draft and free agency.
Terrell Owens may want to make his way back into NFL, but it’s hard to see that happening. The former six-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro Terrell Owens only survived three weeks of the Seattle Seahawks’ training camp last summer.
Before joining the Seattle Seahawks, Terrell Owens appeared in eight games for the Allen Wranglers of Indoor Football league. He was also a part-owner of the team.