Waiting For The Call

By Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: May 14, 2010

NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — He is considered a cancer in the lockeroom.

He has been called a terrorist to his teammates.

He has been nicknamed Terrible Owens by several sports writers.

When rumors began to spread throughout the internet that he might be rejoining Donovan McNabb in Washington to play for the Redskins, people cursed the decision and claimed that they would never cheer for the Redskins ever again if they signed him.

Even when his best friend Chad “Ocho Cinco” began lobbying for him to play for Cincinnati, the Bengals refused to sign him but signed Adam “Pac Man” Jones instead.

He is considered by some to be the most “hated” player in the NFL. But for some odd reason, I still love him.Who is this player causing so much controversy, you ask?

His name is Terrell Owens, the former wide receiver of the Buffalo Bills, who is currently 36 years old and unemployed.

Yes.

T.O. is unemployed. Despite having 1,006 career receptions and 14,951 yards in his career along with 144 touchdowns, he remains unsigned.

Even with no quarterback last season in Buffalo, T.O. still managed to have 55 catches for 829 yards and five touchdowns with no on-field disciplinary problems.

Yet, he is still waiting in the unemployed line with his 15 year football resume in hand.

Truefully, it’s hard to believe that no team in the NFL wants to sign Terrell Owens.

Considering the fact that the Buffalo Bills recently signed Donald Jones, the Denver Broncos signed Ricky Lyons, the 49ers signed Bakari Grant, the Carolina Panthers signed Josh Vaughn, the Detroit Lions signed Mike Moore, the Cleveland Brown signed Jonathan Haggerty, and the Dolphins signed Marlon Moore, why wouldn’t anybody sign Terrell Owens with all of these no-name wide receivers?

With that said, can we form the conclusion that T.O. has played his final game in the NFL? Has his on-field temper tantrums finally got the best of him? Or is he simply being “whiteballed” by the league and being forced into an early retirement?

All of these questions must be considered as Terrell Owens remains an unsigned free agent. But seriously, what current NFL team could benefit the most by having T.O.

on their roster.

In my personal opinion, the Chicago Bears and Jay Cutler could utilize Terrell Owens’ services as well as the Carolina Panthers.

Could you imagine Steve Smith and T.O. on the same team? This would prevent Steve Smith from becoming so frustrated after being double covered throughout the entire game and give the Panthers another go to target at wide receiver.

So with that said, somebody please give T.O. a job because I am not ready to see him on “Dancing with the Stars”.