It's Time For Aging Terrell Owens to Hang Up the Cleats

By Connor Muldowney
Terrell Owens
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It’s been rumored lately that Terrell Owens has been itching to make a comeback– again. The former NFL great has said he wants to play for the Kansas City Chiefs or Minnesota Vikings.

The 39-year old receiver has yet to hang up the cleats, and it’s becoming somewhat of an annoyance for teams and fans around the league. Sure, T.O. is one of the best receivers of all-time, with nine of his 15 seasons in the league resulting in 1,000-plus yard performances.

Not to mention the fact that he is second all-time in receiving yards with 15,934 which is trailing only Jerry Rice. Owens is also sixth all-time in receptions with 1,078 and third in NFL history with 153 receiving touchdowns.

There’s no doubt that he still has some NFL skills and a bit of talent left in his body.

Last season he tried out for the Seattle Seahawks but fell short and missed his second-straight season. In 2011, he found himself team-less for the first time in his career, fighting his way back to football shape after somewhat of a failed experiment with the Cincinnati Bengals in which he suffered his second-straight sub-1,000 yard season.

Obviously, Chad Ochocinco and T.O. were not a match made in heaven and both parted ways after the 2010 season. At this point in time, both players’ careers are seemingly nearing their end as Ochocinco has been in legal trouble for the better part of the offseason while Owens has shown interest in teams with little interest directed back toward him.

If the only reason he wants to come back is for the money, he should spare himself the time. Approaching the age of 40, Owens would not be an adequate contributor to any team and could end up like Randy Moss is now– just an afterthought to any offense– and that’s not how T.O. rolls.

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