The Washington Post

Terrell Owens works out, but no NFL teams show up

T.O. is ready to ready to go. (Ed Reinke/AP)

And how about earlier this month when T.O. said he had already recovered from ACL surgery in April and that teams “know what you gonna get” should they chose to sign the 38 37-year-old?

Well, apparently NFL teams missed the memo — or simply chose to ignore it.

Owens was eager to back up his talk on Tuesday at a private workout at Calabasas High School in Calabasas, Ca. There was just one problem: no NFL team representatives showed up.

The NFL Network’s Linsday Soto was one of the few in attendance for Owens’ workout and reported that no teams were on the sidelines with her. Not even the wide-receiver-starved Tennessee Titans or Washington Redskins.

No confirmed teams at TO’s workout. Reps are gonna send tapes 2 every team. Will run passing tree w/ QB Casey Hansen throwing him the ball.Tue Oct 25 17:11:08 via Twitter for iPadLindsay Soto

Owens ran routes, catching passes from former Norfolk State quarterback Casey Hansen, but decided not to run the 40-yard dash. He showed up in a T-shirt with “I am” written on the front and “ready” on the back — but in typical T.O. fashion, the shirt didn’t stay on his body for long.

Despite the no-shows, Owens told the NFL Network he was not discouraged.

“I only need one team. I only need one chance.”

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Video curated for you.