New England Patriots End All Terrell Owens Rumors

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After working out with Tom Brady at USC, there was plenty of talk surrounding the possibility of Terrell Owens joining the New England Patriots for the 2013 season. It’s been over two seasons since Owens played in the NFL, but it appears just because he works out with one of the league’s best quarterbacks doesn’t mean he’s anywhere close to finding a new home for next season.

The Patriots made it clear on Wednesday they have no interest in bringing Owens on board–which may seem like a surprise considering how much this team could use help at the wide receiver position. Even if Owens hasn’t played a regular season game since 2010 when he was part of the Cincinnati Bengals, it’s difficult to ignore the fact that he has one of the best work ethics and could make a nice weapon for Brady in the passing game.

While New England’s offense should be one of the best in the NFL once again, it will be interesting to see if they will be as strong now that Wes Welker is part of the Denver Broncos. Welker has proven to be one of the most dangerous slot receivers in the league over the last couple of seasons and he will certainly be missed in New England.

As far as whether or not the Patriots could change their minds about Owens down the road–only time will tell. For now, they’ve made it clear that just because Brady and Owens are working out together doesn’t mean there should be any speculation about the wideout coming on board next season.

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