Still out of a job and with time not on his side, free agent receiver Terrell Owens is pushing hard to find a new home. That home, if he had his druthers, would be somewhere in the Bay Area.
During an interview with “The Drive” on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco, which airs Monday, Owens said he would like to play for either the 49ers or Raiders.
Of course, T.O. started his career with the Niners, where he had much of his success, earning four Pro Bowl trips. It seems he might’ve been content calling it quits there, but it’s simply a pipedream with Randy Moss now in town.
“Would I have loved to have ended my career there, obviously signing a one- or two-year deal, absolutely. … It is what it is at this point. I don’t make those decisions and they were well aware I was out there so they felt they had the best man on their roster.”
As for Oakland, it’s a scenario that began gaining speculation when Darrius Heyward-Bey tweeted a photo of Owens working with Raiders wideouts and quarterback Carson Palmer, whom the 38-year-old wants to reunite with.
“There’s really only one team left in the Bay Area who I haven’t played for that really at this point in time is a viable option and that’s the Oakland Raiders,” he said. “Given the opportunity if that’s on their radar for me to come in and help them win some ball games and ultimately help them try to win a championship then I’ll take that challenge on. I definitely feel I have a lot of football left in me. I think Carson knows that.”
However, he knows at this point in the offseason that teams are more or less content with what they’ve already got, and likely won’t be looking to make any additions until training camp.
“Obviously with the draft that just occurred these guys are going to try to fill out what they have on their roster first. Go through the minicamps, the OTAs and see what they have in their barn already. I’m on the outside looking in,” Owens conceded.
Owens also disclosed that he “parted ways” with longtime superagent Drew Rosenhaus, and is currently without representation. He should have the rest of the summer to find a new agent as he’s unlikely to land a deal before then.
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