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EDMONTON — The thought of legendary receiver Terrell Owens possibly playing in the CFL may be one step closer to becoming a reality.
According to a report by TSN‘s Dave Naylor, the Eskimos have added the recent Pro Hall of Fame inductee to their negotiation list, opening the door for the 44-year-old to resume his professional football career.
Owens hasn’t played in the NFL since 2010, but stunned the internet over the weekend when he was timed running a 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds.
T.O. is out here running a 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds … at 44 years old 😳
(via @terrellowens/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/TBa3QOjCGE
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 18, 2018
At his age, and after such a long time out of the game, the notion of a football comeback might seem farfetched for Owens. But the six-time NFL Pro Bowl selection has entertained the notion as recently as this year, when he was interviewed while speaking at the BC Lions’ Orange Helmet Awards.
If the Eskimos have indeed added Owens to their practice roster, that would indicate at least a marginal interest in the 15-year NFL receiver.
In a decade and a half south of the border, Owens hauled in over 1,000 passes for nearly 16,000 yards and 153 touchdowns. It was announced he would be inducted in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame back in February.