It is the rumor that just won’t die. Every year we go through this same song and dance. An unemployed Terrell Owens insists he can roll out of bed and still grab 80 balls for 1,000 yards and some lazy journalist cranks up the T.O. to Oakland rumor machine.
It is the Jason Voorhees of football rumormongering. A sad and pathetic attempt to constantly resurrect a headline from the grave that was never meant to be…but this time it’s a little bit different.
This time the Owens in Oakland rumors are a directly result of the Raiders themselves…sort of.
Darrius Heyward-Bey Tweeted a photo earlier this week of himself and a few teammates after a workout in Los Angeles. Oh…Terrell Owens happened to be in the photo too.
Yep, T.O. is working out with DHB, Carson Palmer, David Ausberry and Eddie McGee.
So…the Raiders have to be considering going after Owens right? Wrong!
Palmer is a SoCal guy. Ausberry is a Central Valley native that played at USC. DHB is getting in a workout with his QB and McGee is trying to stay employed. If anything Owens is just trying to get to where McGee is, that’s why he’s hugged up with college QB turned NFL receiver. Plus T.O. and Palmer have a history having spent a season playing together in Cincinnati.
That is all folks…nothing to see here.
Now last season Palmer did manage to get one of his guys a job when T.J. Houshmandzadeh landed an undeserved roster spot. But Hue Jackson had a little something to do with that too, it wasn’t all Palmer.
There’s just no way Reggie McKenzie will extend an offer to Owens. Not when T.O. was out of the NFL for all of last year and not when he’s toiling in an indoor football league in Texas. Certainly not when all Owens is playing for is a check that will rid him of the deadbeat dad label.
So can we please kill this rumor once and for all, never to speak of it again? Most likely not. I’m sure this hideous notion will rise from the grave and I’ll be back to posting this same tirade again and again and again…