Window is open for Owens to sign with the CFL’s Eskimos

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Terrell Owens has not played contact football since 2012 with the Allen Wranglers. He has not played in the National Football League since 2010 with the Cincinnati Bengals.

But the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee could potentially return to contact football. According to a report by Justin Dunk at 3 Down Nation, the Edmonton Eskimos have activated a 10-day window to sign the former third-round pick in the 1996 National Football League Draft.

Terrell Owens is seen here attempting to make a catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers (Getty Images)
Terrell Owens is seen here attempting to make a catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers (Getty Images)

The Eskimos reportedly added Owens to their practice roster last month. He has never played in the Canadian Football League, but the Eskimos now have a window to agree to a contract to add him to their roster.

In June, Owens stunned the Internet when he ran a 4.44 40-yard dash. Despite his fast time, especially with his age and being away from contact football for so long, it is definitely a stretch to see Owens back in any league. However, you just never know anymore.

Owens has said in recent years that he would like to make a comeback to professional sports. Rafael Palmeiro, 53, last played in MLB in 2005 with the Baltimore Orioles and a stint with the Sugar Land Skeeters in 2015, is playing for the Cleburne Railroaders in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball after being away from the game.

As an NFL player, he had 1,078 receptions for 15,934 receiving yards. He also had 153 touchdowns.

It was announced in February that he was being inducted into the Hall of Fame. However, he has elected to give his Hall of Fame speech at his alma mater, Chattanooga. As a result, the Hall of Fame has announced that they will not recognize him during their Hall of Fame ceremony in August.

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