Terrell Owens is still a free agent after injuring his knee back in April, so in an effort to show that he’s ready to start back playing football, the 37-year-old receiver participated in some drills and caught a few passes Tuesday in a workout in California that was televised on ESPN and the NFL network.
And even though no NFL teams showed up to watch T.O. work out at Calabasas High School, he says he’s confident that at least one team will be interested enough to let him play for them.
Owens, who wore a T-Shirt with the words “I am” on the front and “ready” on the back at the beginning of the work-out, told the NFL Network’s NFL Total Access last night:
“I think, number one, really kind of put to bed and put to rest am I ready? I wouldn’t have done it if I wasn’t ready to do it. There was some speculation about the knee, and whether it was gonna hold up. So I think everything in the drills that I went through today kind of let everybody know that I’m ready, I’m functional, and I’m ready to play football.”
The fact that none of the NFL’s general managers took the time to even come out and watch doesn’t even discourage Terrell either.
“It doesn’t discourage me at all. God was there, and that’s all that matters to me. It doesn’t discourage me that not one team was there. So I don’t really trip off that. I know that there are some teams interested. It’s just a matter of me getting the chance and opportunity to really get back on the football field, and I’ll show you what I can do. So I’m not discouraged by any means.”
Owens also said yesterday that he was happy with how his televised work-out went, and wasn’t disappointed at all that no teams sent any scouts to watch him.
“I only need one team,” he said. “I only need one chance.”