Terrell Owens would like to point out that he’s never been disciplined by the NFL for off-field conduct, unlike some of the league’s “golden boys.”
No team has yet to sign him as a free agent, and the polarizing receiver worries they’re swayed by the perception he’s a troublemaker. A perception he believes he disproved with his agreeable behavior in Buffalo during a disappointing season last year.
Training camps open for veterans in about two weeks, but Owens sounded as though he may even prefer waiting to sign until after the start of the preseason. The 36-year-old promises he’ll make sure to be in excellent shape. And like many players he believes camp is too long, anyway.
“Anything can happen from now to the beginning of the season,” he said. “Injuries, anything, to where I may be brought in to help a team win.”
As long as he signs early enough “to get some rhythm, some chemistry, learn the offense, and develop that camaraderie with the guys.”
Owens is clearly sensitive to the coverage he receives in the media. He disputed talk that he’s making exorbitant salary demands.
Depending on where Terrell Owens signs, he could have some fantasy impact as a WR#2 or WR#3. His glory days as a WR1 are long since past.