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Terrell Owens to Patriots: Hire me

Terrell Owens would like a job. In football. (Ted S. Warren / AP)

Tne New England Patriots’ pass catchers are struggling — look no farther than the face of Tom Brady in any given game for evidence of that — and one guy thinks he could help.

That would be Terrell Owens, the 39-year-old wide receiver who hasn’t played in the NFL in the regular season since 2010. He bolsters his case by saying he’d play for the veteran minimum and is “a different person” than he was 10 years ago, when off-the-field drama was overwhelming.

“Tom Brady has a lot of young guys and I’m sure he could use some veteran help and I would love to play for a guy like Bill Belichick and play with a quarterback like Tom,” Owens told the Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn. “They are going to try to win by [receiving] committee.

“Coach Belichick is a smart guy that has won with not necessarily a main receiver. Aside from when Randy [Moss] played there, they’ve really had a lot of guys to produce as a committee. That’s where I could possibly fit in. There’s a lot of teams I know that I could play for.”

Hmmmm…this may not be the worst idea ever. You know he’d yell right back at Brady. All the Patriots have to do is dial 855-OWENS81.

“The toughest part is not being able to go out on my own terms,” Owens said. “If you say I can’t play, then I can’t play. But I don’t think that’s really the case.

“I think it’s the reputation of the things I’ve done in the past. People won’t let my mistakes die. It’s just puzzling for me. I’m just keeping my faith, staying patient, and praying I get another opportunity.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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Cindy Boren · September 18, 2013