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The odds that Terrell Owens will get another shot in the NFL get slimmer by the year.
With each new draft class of youngsters that come in with solid hands and speed to burn, Owens looks less and less like a viable option.
His ability as one of the league’s greatest pure route runners is over-shadowed by past incidents which have caught up with him.
Take all of that and factor in a murky preseason with Seattle in 2012 in which his penchant for dropping balls stepped it up a notch.
So, its time for the third annual Terrell Owens hopefully-I-can-get-somebody’s-attention-in-the-front-office press junket.
This year’s primary target?
The Chicago Bears.
Owens told CSN that he has both logic and strategy on his side.
“I played my first early years in San Francisco with [Bears head coach Marc Trestman] and shortly after that, he left to do some things,” he said. “I haven’t talked to Marc in a long while. I know he’s gone on and done some things, now he’s back in the NFL. So, I never really thought about it until myself and Napoleon were talking about it earlier, but I would definitely welcome it if they would give it some serious consideration. To think about [Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall] on the other side and me on one side, that’s really dangerous. I’m keeping myself in shape just for any opportunity that may come about.”
Let’s not be cruel but the obvious point can’t be overlooked here.
Marshall is an interesting well…character. Owens is the epitome of the interesting character.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is prone to his moments of acting out like an interesting character.
Running back Matt Forte has shown that he has the tendency to be a little sensitive at times.
A first year NFL head coach that is returning to the league after an extended stint in the CFL certainly does not want to flirt with that nervous breakdown waiting to happen.
Cutler and Marshall cancel each other out because they have an understanding and fondness for each other that dates back to their time in Denver.
Cutler quickly bonded with Forte upon his arrival after being traded away from the Broncos.
Throwing Owens into the mix would be entertaining for us and potentially destructive for the accord of that locker room
In the long-term, the development of sophomore receiver Alshon Jeffery would be held hostage.
There are definitely more cons than pros with Owens landing in the Windy City.