Terrell Owens was introduced to his new team, the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League, by Cowboys legend Drew Pearson Wednesday before hundreds of cheering fans.
ALLEN, Texas – Terrell Owens said joining an arena football team isn’t an attempt to get back into the NFL but made it clear he’s ready to return if someone calls. Owens, 38, was introduced to his new team, the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League, at a news conference Wednesday in front of hundreds of cheering fans at the Allen Event Center.
One of the first things he told them was that he hasn’t sent in the paperwork to officially retire from the NFL.
“I’m not using this as a route to get back into the NFL,” Owens said. “I know I can play, that’s not even a question that I can play.”
Owens did not play last season after suffering a knee injury prior to the season. After the knee healed he staged a public workout to show his readiness, but the phone didn’t ring.