The New England Patriots’ receiving corps is an absolute mess right now, with Julian Edelman out for the regular season with a broken foot and Danny Amendola likely out this week with a sprained knee.
Could they get some help from a trusty old vet? Well, Terrell Owens is ready to offer his services.
Owens, 43, told The Boston Globe that he was interested in trying out for the team and helping them on their stretch run to the playoffs. Given how New England’s receivers right now are tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Scott Chandler and a motley crew of wideouts headlined by Brandon LaFell, it’s a tempting idea, even to Owens himself.
“Would I be open to it? Considering an organization like the Patriots? Yes,” Owens said. “Knowing Tom [Brady] and understanding the structure of what Bill Belichick, how he runs his ship, I have no problem with that. A lot of people will obviously speculate into what I may bring from a negative standpoint to that organization.”
“I’m not that same guy I was five, 10 years ago,” he said. “In terms of me understanding the situation that I’m getting myself into, then I would have to govern myself accordingly, understanding there’s going to be a lot of negative things said if that were to be the case.”
But let’s be real, folks. Though Owens has 1,078 catches for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns for his career — which apparently ended on the NFL level with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010 — he is 41 years old and well past his prime.
Moreover, being out of the game for five years is a long time in NFL years.
Thus, though some of us would love to see Owens on the Patriots, it’s probably not going to happen.
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