Terrell Owens' agent waits for calls
No teams attended Terrell Owens' workout in Calabasas, Calif., on Tuesday, but the 37-year-old receiver said he was confident that he showed enough that teams will be interested.
The free-agent receiver is unsigned after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and having surgery in early April. He participated in some drills and caught passes Tuesday in the workout that was televised on ESPN and the NFL Network. He did not run the 40-yard dash.
"I definitely feel there are some teams out there that are interested," he told ESPN.
Agent Drew Rosenhaus said Wednesday in an interview with ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" that no teams have called as of Wednesday morning, but he's sure NFL teams were watching Owens' workout on TV.
"Just because they weren'’t there doesn't mean they weren'’t interested," he said. "I can guarantee that all 32 teams were interested."
Rosenhaus said that from his conversations with teams before the workout that he wasn't surprised by their absence. He said the workout was organized to "create interest. We were trying to create a buzz."
And he believes that Owens opened some eyes Tuesday.
"I think that teams see that Terrell is healthy, that he is ready to play football," Rosenhaus said.
He also said that if Owens doesn't sign with a team this year, he still will try to resume his career in 2012.
Owens on Tuesday wore a T-shirt with the words "I am" on the front and "ready" on the back at the beginning of the workout. He took the shirt off when he ran routes and caught passes from Casey Hansen, who played quarterback at Norfolk State and has played in the Arena Football League.
"I felt very comfortable out there," Owens told ESPN after the workout.
Rosenhaus told ESPN's Rachel Nichols on Tuesday that he planned to send a tape of the workout to all 32 teams.
Owens said he wasn't deterred by the fact that no scouts were in attendance and said his workout "speaks for itself."
"I only need one team," Owens told the NFL Network. "I only need one chance."
Owens said he felt good after the workout and that overall, "I probably feel better than I did before when I got hurt."
"I'm very familiar with Carson. If that situation comes up, I'll have to assess that," he said.
Owens said he hopes to sign with a contender but that if only non-contenders are interested, "I'm not going to give up just for the sake of giving up."
Although Owens hasn't received any offers from NFL teams yet, he is wanted in the Arena League. The Chicago Rush on Wednesday issued a news release saying they had extended an offer to the receiver.
Rosenhaus scoffed at the offer, however.
"That is absurd," Rosenhaus told ESPN. "Terrell will of course only be playing in the NFL."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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