Owens to be a free agent; Bills announce they will not offer him a contract


Terrell Owens will have something else to talk about on his reality show this offseason, as he won’t be coming back to the Buffalo Bills. The team announced Saturday they do not plan to offer him a contract. By doing that, Owens will be allowed to sign with any team starting at midnight on March 5th.

The Bills also declined to offer contracts to defensive end Ryan Denney and wide receiver Josh Reed.

“We wanted to inform all three players ahead of the start of the free agency period so they could begin making their plans,” Bills general manager Buddy Nix said. “We just felt that was the right thing to do. All three have represented our organization with class and we thank them for their dedication and hard work.”

Last season in his only year with the Bills, Owens caught 55 passes for 829 yards and five touchdowns in his only season in Buffalo. He also ran for a touchdown. He will turn 37 this December.

“I would like to thank the great fans in Buffalo, Ralph Wilson & the Bills organization for all their supports this past season,” Owens said on Twitter.

The six-time Pro Bowl receiver caught his 1,000th pass in Week 16 at Atlanta to become the sixth player in league history to reach the milestone. Owens then moved into third place on the career list with 14,951 yards receiving in a 30-7 win over Indianapolis in Week 17.

Denney and Reed were both second-round picks in the 2002 draft. Denney made 318 tackles and 23 1/2 sacks in his career, while Reed is fifth on the club’s career receiving list with 311 catches for 3,575 yards.


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