Terrell Owens worked out for CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders after Hall of Fame induction
In the last few months, former star NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens has kept the flame active for the chatter surrounding his desire to return to the league.
However, there has been a lack of movement toward to that coming to fruition as no team has brought him in to see what he’s got to offer at any point this summer. According to Stephen Hargis of The Times Free Press, Owens may have taken the first step toward a comeback as he went through a workout with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL on Sunday a day after being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“I know I’m truly blessed and I can still play the game,” Owens said after the workout. “What I did out there today is just a small little snippet of what I can do. I just appreciate Coach for the opportunity. I guess he wanted to assess and see where I am physically.
“It’s key when you’re trying out to put your best foot forward, and I’m very pleased with what they saw and what I did out there. To be inducted into the Hall of Fame and come back and play, why not me? I know I can do it; it’s just a matter of someone giving me the opportunity.”
This is the first official workout that Owens has undergone with any team this offseason as this may open the door to him possibly getting a shot to play in the CFL. However, Roughriders head coach and general manager Chris Jones did note that the 44-year-old still has a ways to go to get himself back into football shape but did note that he caught the ball well during the session.
This gives a clear indication that it is on Owens’ shoulders to prove that he can physically handle the rigors that come with playing professional football. If so, the opportunity looks to be there with the Roughriders as Jones sounds interested in bringing aboard the Hall of Famer.
Regardless of what happens with this situation, he has already cemented his legacy as a Hall of Famer that currently 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.