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Terrell Owens: "I can still play in the NFL"

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Terrell Owens still believes that he could compete at the highest level in the NFL, despite his current age of 40 years old.

When it comes to professional sports, athletes need to understand the right time to walk away from the game and gracefully retire.

Some athletes find the perfect fairy-tale-exit as they retire after a Super Bowl victory, examples such as John Elway and Michael Strahan come to mind. 

Others find the task of leaving their careers too difficult and fluctuate between retirement and carrying on without much left in the tank, Brett Favre being the obvious culprit here.

It seems as though the Terrell Owens falls into the second category after his recent declaration on ESPN radio's Mike and Mike yesterday: "Do I think I can still play at 40 years old? Of course I do."

The last visuals of Owens in an NFL uniform were in training camp of 2012, where the ex-wide receiver found himself with the Seattle Seahawks (The now Super Bowl champion Seahawks).

He was released before the season started, meaning he hasn't actually competed in an NFL down since he played for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010.

Four years removed from that and Owens, who does keep himself in very good shape, still retains the notion that he could still perform in the NFL at the age of 40.

It is unlikely that an NFL team would be willing to take a chance on Owens, considering the media circus that continues to follow him to this day.

All that is left to be said about the ex-wide receiver is to remind him that this year he will announce his 41st birthday and that Father Time remains unbeaten.

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