Cleveland Browns: Terrell Owens wanting to comeback and play for Browns?
By Randy Gurzi
Terrell Owens is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he thinks he can still play. He says the Cleveland Browns should share that belief.
So the Cleveland Browns somehow wound up getting their name mentioned in the same sentence as Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens.
Despite being 44-years of age and not playing in the NFL since the 2012 preseason, T.O. has been in the news a lot lately.
He made headlines when he said that he has no clue how his former offensive coordinator, Jason Garrett, still has a job as a head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. He also made noise when he said he thinks he can still play.
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Now, he says that Browns general manager John Dorsey and offensive coordinator Todd Haley know he can still go.
"“They . . . saw me run routes when they were in LA to workout Josh Rosen,” Owens said via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “They know I still got it.”"
What led to this proclamation from Owens was a workout he had prior to the draft as the Browns kicked the tires on UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen.
There’s a connection that could likely explain how T.O. was brought into the mix as he was a wide out in Dallas in 2006 while Haley was the receivers coach in Big D.
Owens has never wanted to admit the game is done with him, and he keeps trying to prove that he still has it. He’s posted videos of himself working out on Twitter and has made sure to tag the NFL — just to let them know how he’s doing.
As for hims bringing up the Browns, that’s a big no thank you. Cleveland is perfectly fine at wide receiver. They didn’t kick the tires on Owens during his playing days, and they sure won’t be inclined to do so now.
The outspoken T.O. isn’t the only retired Hall of Fame player to muse about a return lately. Former Super Bowl winning quarterback Kurt Warner has also opined about coming back despite the fact he will turn 47 before the season starts.
Like Owens, Warner has a connection to the Browns via Haley. During 2007 and 2008, Haley was the offensive coordinator for Warner with the Arizona Cardinals.
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Maybe we will hear soon about how the Browns know Warner still has it. Thankfully that position is full too though.