Plenty of teams have at least thrown the name Terrell Owens out there, including the Bengals, Redskins, and 49ers. But one team that many felt due to their uncanny ways was a fit for Owens was that of the Raiders. Well, at least for now, you can scratch that off the list, as Raiders coach Tom Cable says they have not had any chats about Owens.
Picking up Terrell Owens is a move that would be consistent with previous Raiders signings. But Raiders coach Tom Cable denied an ESPN report that said the team has internally discussed adding Owens.
“We really haven’t had any discussion about that,” Cable said. “We’ve got a good, young receiving corps, it’s never been a point of conversation.”
That group includes two solid young players in Chaz Schilens and Louis Murphy. Oakland also seems intent on playing Darrius Heyward-Bey as a starter, even if it’s clear Murphy is a superior player.
We think Owens will find a team. He can still help someone if he lowers his contract demands.
Now this doesn’t mean that at the end of the day, Owens won’t end up in Oakland. As a matter a fact, I would still say there is a very real chance of that happening, knowing the trend of players Al Davis inks towards the end of their careers. But for now, Owens remains a man without a team, and it looks like it will stay that way through the early part of the summer.