Terrell Owens wants one more chance in the NFL, and he’s hoping that the Chicago Bears will help him turn that dream into reality.
Owens, 39, recently spoke to David Kaplan of Comcast SportsNet Chicago regarding a possible reunion with new Bears head coach, Marc Trestman. He and Trestman spent all of one season together in San Francisco nearly 16 years ago, and Owens apparently feels that may open the door for a new opportunity in 2013.
"I played my first early years in San Francisco with (Trestman) and shortly after that, he left to do some things," he said on Friday. "I haven't talked to Marc in a long while. I know he's gone on and done some things, now he's back in the NFL. So, I never really thought about it until myself and (former linebacker) Napoleon (Harris) were talking about it earlier, but I would definitely welcome it if they would give it some serious consideration.”
Owens was only a rookie when Trestman served as the Niners’ offensive coordinator, so there is a decent chance that the 57-year-old never got to know him as the irritating prima donna he eventually evolved into. However, if Owens’ failed experiment with the Seattle Seahawks this past preseason taught us anything, it’s that he is of absolutely no use to any legitimate NFL ballclub anymore regardless of whether he’s on his best behavior or not.
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Of course, he doesn’t see it that way.
"To think about (Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall) on the other side and me on one side, that's really dangerous. I'm keeping myself in shape just for any opportunity that may come about."
Unless he gains some weight and decides to play on the offensive line, chances are Chicago will likely pass on Owens’ generous offer.
Source: CSN Chicago