Retired receiver Terrell Owens, soon to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, wants to play this season in the CFL.
Owens, 44, activated a procedural window that requires the Edmonton Eskimos — who own his CFL rights — to offer him a contract or release him from their negotiation list within 10 days, a source confirmed to ESPN.
I asked player agent Jason Staroszik if T.O. Is serious about playing in the CFL. Here is what he said: “Absolutely 100 per cent. He still feels like he has some football years left in him. He just loves the game and wants to get back to playing whether it’s the CFL or NFL.”
— David William Naylor (@TSNDaveNaylor) July 17, 2018
Jason Staroszik, a Canada-based agent who is representing Owens on the matter, told TSN that Owens “absolutely 100 percent” wants to play in the CFL.
From @TSNDaveNaylor: Agent explains why T.O. is serious about the CFL. WATCH: https://t.co/NSTRpUi4Bx pic.twitter.com/0x26iaXSGV
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 17, 2018
Owens’ last NFL season was 2010, when he caught 72 passes in 14 games for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played briefly in 2012 for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League and then went to training camp with the Seattle Seahawks that summer. The Seahawks released him Aug. 26, 2012.
Owens has continued to train as if he is an active player and recently posted video to social media that indicated he is still running the 40-yard dash in under 4.45 seconds. If anyone can do it, it’s TO. ‘There’s no 44 year old in better shape.