Edmonton Eskimos Drop Terrell Owens From Negotiating List

Terrell Owens‘ prospective path back to a organized football became cloudier on Friday, when the Edmonton Eskimos dropped him from their exclusive negotiating list, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports (on Twitter).

Earlier this week, a report emerged indicating the Pro Football Hall of Fame-bound wide receiver was on the CFL team’s negotiating list. That gave the Eskimos exclusive rights to work out a contract with Owens. The sides had until Tuesday to work out a deal.

Now, he could sign with another CFL team if he chooses (or if another one expresses interest).

Owens said he was not actively seeking a return to the NFL, despite having said for many years he could help a team, but has been training often and indicated he is entertaining the prospect of a comeback. The 44-year-old former All-Pro has trained with Julio Jones this summer.

The CFL’s minimum salary is $54K. It’s possible Owens did not want to return at that rate. Whatever the case may be, he’s no longer connected to Edmonton for a potential gridiron return.

The former 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills and Bengals wideout has not played since the 2010 NFL season. He’s set to be enshrined in Canton in August, though he won’t be attending the induction ceremony.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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4 comments on “Edmonton Eskimos Drop Terrell Owens From Negotiating List

  1. Will be interested if he is able to hook onto a team. He has always been fun to watch. I feel like the AAFL would be perfect for him, and a big draw for the league even if he is washed up. They need butts in seats and viewers. I bet he could do enough to remain interesting.

    • crosseyedlemon

      I doubt the AAFL would be able to offer him a contract that would even equal that of the CFL and he won’t attract any attention there in any event. He’s one of those players that has struggled to adapt in retirement. The NFL is suppose to have a support program for these guys but of course Goodell always tries to convince the public that everyone lives happily ever after.

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