NFC East Notes: Owens, Redskins, Giants

Former Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens says he isn’t “actively seeking to get into the NFL” but would entertain the possibility, “as well as the CFL,” if an opportunity arises (via ESPN.com).

I know that I do have the ability to play. I know everybody sees the shape that I’m in. There’s a lot of athletes that play their prospective sports, but there are few guys that defy the odds. I think I’m one of those guys,” Owens said Wednesday.

Owens’ CFL rights are owned by the Edmonton Eskimos and he recently triggered a clause that gives them until Tuesday to work out a deal. The 44-year-old, who is on the verge of being inducted into the Hall of Fame while he celebrates elsewhere, will become a CFL free agent if he does not receive an offer to his liking.

It’s fair to wonder whether Owens can compete in the CFL at his age, and the NFL appears to be a longshot since he is seven years removed from playing and has not drawn any recent interest. Still, when T.O. talks comeback, we can’t help but listen.

Here’s a look at the NFC East:

  • By failing to participate in 90% of the team’s OTAs, Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams‘ 2018 base salary has now officially de-escalated from $10MM to $9.85MM, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. Cornerback Josh Norman is in a similar boat. His salary has dipped from $13.5MM to $13.3MM.
  • Giants third-round supplemental draft cornerback Sam Beal‘s deal is worth $4,082MM over four years and includes a $1.048MM signing bonus, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets.
  • Meanwhile, Redskins cornerback Adonis Alexander, taken in the sixth-round of the supplemental draft, is set to earn $2.616MM over the course of his four-year deal.
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4 comments on “NFC East Notes: Owens, Redskins, Giants

  1. I have no doubt that, if he applies himself completely, he would find success in the CFL. At least for a season, because, I mean, he’s old. He is one of the most physically gifted and naturally talented football players ever to play the game.

    I don’t think he would necessarily take the CFL by storm, but I don’t doubt he could be a solid, gritty veteran that moves the chains. He’s still freakish physically: his most recent 40 time is better than most CFL corners.

    Additionally, it would bring a huge amount of interest to the “Edmonton Eskimos”. His contract would more than pay for itself just due to the interest.

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    • I also wonder if he would try to line up a contract in the AAFL? The CFL season ends pretty early (the championship game is in November), and the AAFL starts in February. I wonder if he might try to do both?

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  2. CobiEven

    Both of you fail to remember his indoor stint. No one wants 44 year diva.

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  3. carlos15

    Hopefully Josh Norman will still be able to survive despite that huge pay cut.

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