You might have heard that Terrell Owens, the currently unemployed former 49er, Eagle, Cowboy, Bill and Bengal, held a public workout yesterday, presumably in order to show teams that he had recovered from a reportedly torn ACL. Only trouble is, none of the 32 teams that call the NFL home chose to be there. None.
According to the account in the LA Times today, eight reporters (and cameras from ESPN and NFL Network) showed up to watch Owens run routes at a Calabasas, California high school--which is exactly eight more than the number of representatives for NFL teams.
Despite the lack of a turnout, Owens contended on Tuesday that he wasn’t about to get his dauber in the dirt over it.
"Why would I be upset?" Owens said. "Like I said, I'm a realist. Everybody knows that I'm honest. So, it doesn't bother me that nobody is here. But that doesn't mean nobody is interested."
We suppose that’s true. But teams’ interest in Owens has always been the result of this belief: that the good outweighs the bad, that the production outweighs the distractions, and the petty squabbles with quarterbacks and offensive coordinators. At 37 and with a questionable bill of health, this might not be the case anymore. And Tuesday might be our first clear sign of the change.
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