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A day after three of his locker room leaders said they would accept Owens as part of the 2006 Broncos, coach Mike Shanahan surprisingly echoed their sentiments."We've had a lot of guys come in here, and I've talked to them about the way we run our organization and if they'd like to be part of it, this is the way we do things," Shanahan said. "Whoever that guy might be in free agency, there's always a possibility if somebody handles himself the right way they could come into this organization."Monday, center Tom Nalen, linebacker Keith Burns and defensive tackle Gerard Warren said they would welcome Owens.The Dolphins have previously been mentioned as a potential landing spot for the disgruntled wide receiver. Nick Saban took a chance on Ricky Williams and the results were positive. Asked about T.O. on The Dan Patrick Show Tuesday, Saban left the door open to acquiring Owens down the road."[That] can only be brought about by a lot of conversation and getting to know someone," Saban said. "I don't know this particular player well enough to make that determination right now, but it's something we might be interested in in the future."The Eagles gave Owens' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, permission to seek a trade for the receiver on Jan. 10.Any team interested in Owens would either have to assume the contract he negotiated with the Eagles or attempt to work out a new deal with the wide receiver. Owens has five seasons remaining on his contract and is due a $2.5 million signing bonus and $5 million roster bonus March 1. He is due a base salary of $770,000 next season.If Rosenhaus is unable to find a taker for Owens, the Eagles will release him before the March 1 deadline, which is when the league's new calendar year begins. - ESPN Rumor CentralAfter having read this article, does anyone have any guesses on where he will actually land? I would love to see him come to my Broncos, but their lack of pass game will frustrate him greatly. They are a run based offense, and even if they get TO, they are going to stick with the ground game first. This is not the Eagles offense where they pass 70% of the time. Also, Dallas would be a perfect fit for him. Parcells has already shaped up one reciever (Keyshawn), and wuold be up to the task of Owens. Also Jerry Jones (Dallas owner) loves those kid of recievers. Anyone have any opinions?

 
he will end in a studio. A rapping studio. Him and Ron Artest will make an album titled "I'm A Team Player" This album is due to his stores next week.

 
Isn't the original signing team (Eagles) responsible for the signing bonuses? If his base salary is only $770K... and Ricky's is $550K. Pencil in Denver for SB tickets if they landed those two.

 
It is so up in the air right now. From the T.O. corner, they are probably happy this is getting in the media and their plan will probably keep quiet and let the snowball build. The more teams that come out and say they want T.O., the more opportunities and potential leverage they could get come March.However, I expect T.O.'s free agency exploration to closely monitor that of Plaxico Buress of last season; in other words a late signing after visiting many teams and ultimately signing for less money then they originally had hoped.

 
He should end up as a spokesman for Gay Rights. He apparently already has expertise in outing people, even if he has made a few mistakes in that regard.

 
This is too funny. First of all, we cannot compare Keyshawn to TO. Keyshawn may occassionally be a bit of a trouble maker, but there is no comparison between the 2. TO is a totally disruptive force and I believe he is mentally ill. Everyone expects that he can flourish in the right environment. Certainly he is one of the most talented players in the NFL, but he is so far out of the mainstream because of his attitude and by being out of touch with reality. Ricky Williams certainly has his share of difficulties, but Owens is a totally different character. He will disrupt any team he goes to unless he gets the help and medication that he so badly needs.

 
For a team who's coach is already on record as saying "Life is too short to deal with someone like that on a day to day basis" Denver sure gets mentioned a lot more than I'd think they would.

 
Ricky Williams for TO straight up ....Philly gets at least something for TOMiami gets an inside shot at TO rather than competing with others in FABoth take a chance Both have a chance of high end rewardBoth have a chance at high end anguish - To explodes again and Ricky get a year suspend on that next offensemakes some sense so it will NEVER happen

 
My guess, either Denver or Dallas. Shanahan and Parcells both probably believe (rightly or wrongly) that they could control Owens (yeah, right...). Oakland's out of the question with Moss there. No way could Moss and Owens co-exist, even if the Raiders do make a move for Culpepper and jettison Collins.

 
Forgive my ignorance, but if Philly doesn't trade him and cuts him Feb 28 before his roster bonus is due, isn't TO then subject to the waiver claim system? Or is that only in-season?Also, if he does hit waivers, how is it ordered in the offseason? I'm assuming his salary isn't so cap unfriendly that someone would pick him up if indeed he was subject to waiver claims. (?)

 
Ricky Williams for TO straight up ....

Philly gets at least something for TO

Miami gets an inside shot at TO rather than competing with others in FA

Both take a chance

Both have a chance of high end reward

Both have a chance at high end anguish - To explodes again and Ricky get a year suspend on that next offense

makes some sense so it will NEVER happen
I like that. But you're right- it makes sense, so :no:
 
For some reason I do not see a trade happening for T.O. with the Eagles before the deadline unless the team that trades for him can renegotiate a new contract with T.O.Why would a team 1) give up something for T.O in a trade and 2) pay him the 8-9 million that he under contract to get for 2006 when they could wait till he his released and sign him for half of his contract amount and give up nothing in a trade to get him?I hope a trade happens because I am an Eagles fan but I just do not see it because there are only a handful of teams that are willing to take a risk and sign the ######.

 
Forgive my ignorance, but if Philly doesn't trade him and cuts him Feb 28 before his roster bonus is due, isn't TO then subject to the waiver claim system? Or is that only in-season?

Also, if he does hit waivers, how is it ordered in the offseason? I'm assuming his salary isn't so cap unfriendly that someone would pick him up if indeed he was subject to waiver claims. (?)
No one would claim him and assume his contract, when he'd undoubtably be cheaper in free agency. He's got a $9M roster bonus. He's probably not going to get a $9M signing bonus (although he MIGHT).
 
Im still sticking with my Broncos. If he were to fall into the hands of Mike Shanahan, the production of the offense with the run and pass would be ridiculous.

 
If there's a God in Heaven, he'll give TO to the Broncos. Run-first offense, decent but not great QB ... my guess is that we'll get to week 3 before TO starts #####ing about not getting the ball enough, then it's all downhill from there. Makes the AFC West a 3 team division. Go get him, Skeletor!

 
If there's a God in Heaven, he'll give TO to the Broncos. Run-first offense, decent but not great QB ... my guess is that we'll get to week 3 before TO starts #####ing about not getting the ball enough, then it's all downhill from there. Makes the AFC West a 3 team division.

Go get him, Skeletor!
"If there's a God in Heaven"???If there's a Devil in Hell, he'll give TO to the Lions as they don't have a QB who can get him the ball and he'd be miserable which is what he deserves for what he put the Eagles franchise through.

 
This reminds me of a dream I had last night, that TO was playing for the Patriots ... and tearing it up as usual. Sadly Nostradomus is not in my family tree :P

 
If there's a God in Heaven, he'll give TO to the Broncos. Run-first offense, decent but not great QB ... my guess is that we'll get to week 3 before TO starts #####ing about not getting the ball enough, then it's all downhill from there. Makes the AFC West a 3 team division.

Go get him, Skeletor!
"If there's a God in Heaven"???If there's a Devil in Hell, he'll give TO to the Lions as they don't have a QB who can get him the ball and he'd be miserable which is what he deserves for what he put the Eagles franchise through.
TO has a proven track record of tearing apart otherwise competitive teams.Denver is currently a competitive team.

I live about ten minutes from Oakland, California.

Hence, if there's a God in Heaven, he'll give TO to the Broncos and the Broncos will come apart at the seams. My argument applies equally well to the Kansas City Chiefs.

 
If there's a God in Heaven, he'll give TO to the Broncos. Run-first offense, decent but not great QB ... my guess is that we'll get to week 3 before TO starts #####ing about not getting the ball enough, then it's all downhill from there. Makes the AFC West a 3 team division.

Go get him, Skeletor!
"If there's a God in Heaven"???If there's a Devil in Hell, he'll give TO to the Lions as they don't have a QB who can get him the ball and he'd be miserable which is what he deserves for what he put the Eagles franchise through.
TO has a proven track record of tearing apart otherwise competitive teams.Denver is currently a competitive team.

I live about ten minutes from Oakland, California.

Hence, if there's a God in Heaven, he'll give TO to the Broncos and the Broncos will come apart at the seams. My argument applies equally well to the Kansas City Chiefs.
If TO went to either the Chiefs or Broncos, Oakland might as well give up 2006 and plan for 2007 - when TO would create any problems.TO will be on much better behavior in 2006 because he has to be. He isn't as big an idiot as people think, but he doesn't give a crap about anyone except himself.

 
If there's a God in Heaven, he'll give TO to the Broncos. Run-first offense, decent but not great QB ... my guess is that we'll get to week 3 before TO starts #####ing about not getting the ball enough, then it's all downhill from there. Makes the AFC West a 3 team division.

Go get him, Skeletor!
"If there's a God in Heaven"???If there's a Devil in Hell, he'll give TO to the Lions as they don't have a QB who can get him the ball and he'd be miserable which is what he deserves for what he put the Eagles franchise through.
TO has a proven track record of tearing apart otherwise competitive teams.Denver is currently a competitive team.

I live about ten minutes from Oakland, California.

Hence, if there's a God in Heaven, he'll give TO to the Broncos and the Broncos will come apart at the seams. My argument applies equally well to the Kansas City Chiefs.
If TO went to either the Chiefs or Broncos, Oakland might as well give up 2006 and plan for 2007 - when TO would create any problems.TO will be on much better behavior in 2006 because he has to be. He isn't as big an idiot as people think, but he doesn't give a crap about anyone except himself.
I really think that TO can change. Honestly, after all of this, I feel that he can overcome his issues and just play football. If he doesn't hes a little biiiiitch
 
If there's a God in Heaven, he'll give TO to the Broncos.  Run-first offense, decent but not great QB ... my guess is that we'll get to week 3 before TO starts #####ing about not getting the ball enough, then it's all downhill from there.  Makes the AFC West a 3 team division. 

Go get him, Skeletor!
"If there's a God in Heaven"???If there's a Devil in Hell, he'll give TO to the Lions as they don't have a QB who can get him the ball and he'd be miserable which is what he deserves for what he put the Eagles franchise through.
TO has a proven track record of tearing apart otherwise competitive teams.Denver is currently a competitive team.

I live about ten minutes from Oakland, California.

Hence, if there's a God in Heaven, he'll give TO to the Broncos and the Broncos will come apart at the seams. My argument applies equally well to the Kansas City Chiefs.
:thumbup: Be nice to see.
 
He knows exactly what he needs to do next year no matter where he ends up. Hate his agent all you want, but I am guessing he has made it very clear to TO that if he does not get his #### together next season he will be worthless in the NFL. Look for whoever gets TO to have a player that wants to win. I don't know why San Diego never comes up in conversations.BreesLTTOGatesWould there be a better offensive threat in the league?

 
He knows exactly what he needs to do next year no matter where he ends up. Hate his agent all you want, but I am guessing he has made it very clear to TO that if he does not get his #### together next season he will be worthless in the NFL. Look for whoever gets TO to have a player that wants to win. I don't know why San Diego never comes up in conversations.

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Would there be a better offensive threat in the league?
This would be great for me, too. No way TO is the offensive center of that attack. Watch him end up trying to pop Gates in the mouth, only to have Gates ball him up and slam dunk his candy ###.
 
Never Fear: T.O. Is Highly Unlikely To Play Here

ROY CUMMINGS

Published: Jan 29, 2006

MOBILE, Ala. - Eagles coach Andy Reid said near the end of his stay at the Senior Bowl last week that several teams are interested in trading for embattled wideout Terrell Owens. Many believe the Bucs are one of those teams. Don't count on it.

Though several inside the Bucs organization are excited by the idea of adding Owens' immense skill and ability to their arsenal, few seem willing to bring his "me, myself and I" attitude into their locker room.

"There's no way [the Bucs] are going to bring that guy into [their] locker room and destroy the chemistry that's there right now," said a source with knowledge of the Bucs' intentions.

"Why would you put a guy like that into that room with guys like Chris Simms and Cadillac [Williams] and Alex Smith? Those guys and the young linemen have great chemistry. [They] don't want to ruin that. I just don't see it happening."

The Owens-to-the-Bucs rumors started the morning of their playoff game against Washington. Considering the timing, it had the potential to be quite a distraction. But the player it probably would have distracted most wasn't going to play that day.

http://bucs.tbo.com/bucs/MGBRJTFO0JE.html

 
Forgive my ignorance, but if Philly doesn't trade him and cuts him Feb 28 before his roster bonus is due, isn't TO then subject to the waiver claim system? Or is that only in-season?

Also, if he does hit waivers, how is it ordered in the offseason? I'm assuming his salary isn't so cap unfriendly that someone would pick him up if indeed he was subject to waiver claims. (?)
Good question. Anyone know? It seems everyone thinks he becomes an UFA.
 
Forgive my ignorance, but if Philly doesn't trade him and cuts him Feb 28 before his roster bonus is due, isn't TO then subject to the waiver claim system? Or is that only in-season?

Also, if he does hit waivers, how is it ordered in the offseason? I'm assuming his salary isn't so cap unfriendly that someone would pick him up if indeed he was subject to waiver claims. (?)
Good question. Anyone know? It seems everyone thinks he becomes an UFA.
I think players only hit the waiver wire when they are released during the regular season. At which point teams (from worst to first) get the option of claiming the player (and his contract) or passing. If he passes through waivers, then he becoms a free agent. However, this only exists during the regular season. During the offseason (March and June), players not under contract are free to sign with any club they wish.
 

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