Wide receiver Terrell Owens has been known throughout out his NFL career to make statements to make your head turn, and this could be another one of those statements.
With the New England Patriots being thin at the wide receiver position, the 41-year-old, soon to be 42, has announced his availability for the current Super Bowl champions, according to The Boston Globe, via Fox Sports.
He said: "Would I be open to it? Considering an organization like the Patriots? Yes. Knowing Tom [Brady] and understanding the structure of what Bill Belichick, how he runs his ship, I have no problem with that. A lot of people will obviously speculate into what I may bring from a negative standpoint to that organization."
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Would the Patriots allow a player like Owens into their organisation even if he has said he has changed? Only Belichick can answer that, but the likelihood is he won't be joining the roster for this week's matchup against the Denver Broncos to play his first regular-season game in five years.
Across his career, Owens had 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns and is currently a semi-finalist to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio next year alongside other greats including Brett Farve and Kurt Warner.
Nevertheless, the formerly outspoken wide receiver is still blowing his own trumpet, but in a more positive way.
"Do I consider myself in top game shape? No. But could I come in a help a team? Yes, absolutely. I still know how to play the game enough to be productive. Could I get myself in better shape as the season goes on? Absolutely."
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