Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens hopes to drop the "former" part of his title by playing for an NFL team this year. The 37-year-old Owens, coming off of a major knee surgery to repair a torn ACL, decided to hold a practice at Calabasas High School for interested NFL teams on Tuesday.
Unfortunately for Owens, no team representatives showed up. Click through for footage from Owens' practice.
According to TMZ, former NFL receivers Jerry Rice and Keyshawn Johnson were at Calabasas for the practice. Neither of them was overly impressed by Owens' performance.
Owens' practice, which could have marked the beginning of his return to the league, doesn't matter very much given that no NFL scouts showed up. The logic is understandable: at this point, Owens may not have much to give an NFL team. Over the past two seasons, he has seen his numbers drop below 1,000 receiving yards and below double-digit touchdowns for the first time since 2006, when he played in only seven games.
Some teams down on their luck may consider taking a chance on the aging Owens over the coming weeks. If they don't, though, the 15-year veteran could be looking at the end of his long, controversial NFL career.