First it was the Bengals and now the Rams. Terrell Owens may have an official offer on the table, and it may come from a team that isn’t likely to even be fighting for a playoff spot come November. That team is the Rams, as Chris Mortensen reports on ESPN that the Rams could make T.O. an offer Monday.
The St. Louis Rams have intensified discussions in hopes of signing free agent Terrell Owens, according to sources close to the player and team.
The Rams asked Owens through his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, if he would consider a serious contract proposal, even though they are not considered a playoff contender. Rosenhaus told the team Owens would definitely consider it, sources said.
A high-ranking Rams official said a formal offer for Owens could come on Monday.
The Rams believe Owens would take heat off their young wide receiver corps that includes Donnie Avery, Laurent Robinson and rookie Mardy Gilyard, as well as loosen up opposing defenses from focusing on running back Steven Jackson.
The move simply means a contender doesn’t want the possibly problem child in Owens, and instead he is going to a team that needs wide out and talent help across the board, which is what the Rams need – badly. It will be interesting to see if Owens fits in with a team that could only win 3-5 games in 2010.