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End of the road for T.O.?
Posted Jun. 26 at 09:03 PM
Terrell Owens has defied the odds for NFL players, putting up top numbers into his mid-30s and beyond. Last year, during which he turned 37, he put up nearly 1,000 receiving yards and 9 TDs in just 14 games for a bad Bengals team.
But it sounds like all that is over and done with. According to an ESPN report, Owens recently underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL. Even for players in the prime of their career, that injury typically requires 6-9 months of recovery time, at a minimum. For a 37-year-old wideout? Let's just say if the report is accurate, you can drop Owens from your keeper team, because he's not going to play in the league this season.
As usual with Owens, the facts aren't entirely clear. The injury either happened during a personal workout, or while he was taping a show for VH-1, or perhaps it was connected to the torn MCL that ended his season in Cincinnati last year. Or maybe ESPN has the story wrong.
Regardless, an end to the lockout probably won't result in a quick signing of Owens. You can remove his name from the list of veteran wideouts who will make an impact in 2011.
Posted by DAVID DIGREGORIO | Jun. 27 at 10:43 PM
I was watching TV and the question was asked: What on word would you use to describe TO? My answer: narcissist.
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Jun. 28 at 04:07 AM
So, agent Drew Rosenhaus said T.O. had surgery in "April" and could be ready for the start of the season. He also said T.O. is "many, many months" into his recovery. This being June, apparently from April to June is "many, many months." I do not personally believe Rosenhaus' optimism, but I'll at least note that perhaps T.O. will play this year sooner than it might seem.
Posted by DAVID DIGREGORIO | Jun. 28 at 10:33 PM
Rosenhaus doesn't get paid if TO isn't signed. If this guy wasn't an agent, he would have been a politician. I'll believe it when I see it.
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