Terrell Owens is hoping for an NFL tryout (USA Today Sports Images)
The agent for 39-year-old free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens tells ESPN.com's Adam Schefter that he has talked with "a bunch of teams" about a possible return in the 2013 season.
"I know if he goes out there and gets a shot, he'll make a team," Dallas-based agent Jordan Woy said. "We've talked to a lot of teams that have said he's a great talent, we're set as of right now, but if we have injuries, we may reach back out."
Of course, agents talk to teams all the time about their clients, particularly when they're trying to create an opportunity. It's what agents are paid to do and just because conversations have taken place, it does not mean that there is actual, genuine interest in Owens from those teams.
Owens, a six-time Pro Bowler, has 1,078 receptions for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns during his 15-year career with the San Francisco 49ers (1996-2003), Philadelphia Eagles (2004-05), Dallas Cowboys (2006-08), Buffalo Bills (2009) and Cincinnati Bengals (2010). Owens last appeared in an NFL regular season game on Dec. 19, 2010 as a member of the Bengals. Based on his production that season, he likely would have continued his career in 2011, but he tore an ACL during the lockout and was not signed by a team once he was cleared to return midway through the season.
Owens went to training camp with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012. In three games, Owens was targeted eight times, catching two passes for 41 yards before he was released in late August.
Earlier this offseason, Owens told Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com that if a return doesn't happen in 2013, he'll likely retire.
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