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Terrell Owens Still Wants To Play

By Nate Woelfel



KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 24: Terrell Owens #10 of the Seattle Seahawks in action during the NFL preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on August 24, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri
KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 24: Terrell Owens #10 of the Seattle Seahawks in action during the NFL preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on August 24, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri

Terrell Owens hasn’t caught a meaningful pass in nearly three years. However, the veteran wide receiver still has the desire to play.

"I'm not chasing a dream," Owens said in an interview with CBSSports.com. "I can still play football. If you're a team looking for a wide receiver and don't think I can play, tell me why. If it's because you don't like me, then that's fine, but don't tell me I can't still play."

However, Owens says that if doesn’t land with a team for the 2013 season, he is prepared to hang up his cleats.

"That's just me being realistic," Owens said. "I want to play again. I want to go out on top with a team. I think I can still play, but if I don't sign with a team, it would be time to retire. I have to be honest with myself."

He got a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks last season before being cut before the end of training camp. He was targeted eight times in the preseason and hauled in two catches for 41 yards.

“T.O.”, who has played for five different teams over the course of his 15-year career, last saw regular season action as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010.  In 14 games, he recorded 72 receptions for 139 yards and nine touchdowns.

Owens’ 15,934 receiving yards puts him second on the all-time receiving yards list behind Jerry Rice who has 22,895.