Edmonton Eskimos no longer negotiating with Terrell Owens
In the last few months of the offseason, soon-to-be-inducted Hall of Famer Terrell Owens has kept the chatter going around his desire to make a comeback next season.
Throughout this situation, there has risen the possibility that Owens could make the jump to the CFL to play with the Edmonton Eskimos. However, it appears that door has now shut for the time being as the team has cut off negotiations with the 44-year-0ld, according to Farhan Lalji of TSN.
— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) July 20, 2018
There has been an underlying offer on the table for Owens to possibly join the Eskimos, but that potential offer remained on the table with him eyeing to get a chance to return to the NFL this offseason. It was simply a matter of time before Edmonton would end their negotiations as the team may not have felt there was some real interest from him to play for them.
Although Owens’ eyes are directly returning to the NFL, the CFL still remains a possibility for him if he’s truly willing to get back on the field. However, what could have led to the talks becoming stalled is that the team wasn’t willing to offer more than the minimum salary at $54,000. It is unclear at this point if there will be any other CFL franchise that would have interest in taking a chance on him.
Regardless of what happens from this point on, Owens has already cemented his status as a Hall of Famer as he put together a highly productive campaign where ranks second all-time with 15,934 receiving yards and his 153 receiving touchdowns rank third. He also earned six Pro Bowl selections, five First-Team All-Pro nods, and led the league in receiving touchdowns three times that he racked up playing for the Bengals, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills.