Rex Ryan didn’t rule out the idea of the Jets signing Terrell Owens, but it’s not looking promising for the unemployed wide receiver.
The Jets have no interest in signing Owens, according to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News.
Forget about T.O. to the Jets. Sources just told me they have no interest in Owens. No surprise. Better chance they bring back Don Maynard.
— Gary Myers (@garymyersNYDN) October 9, 2012
As Myers points out, this doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. Owens was already cut by the Seahawks during the preseason, and he would only add to the ongoing circus in the Meadowlands. Plus, while the team’s receiving corps is depleted to say the least, there are still other issues plaguing the team that could be even more problematic. For one, Mark Sanchez continues to struggle while Tim Tebow‘s impact on the offense remains minimal.
Owens last played in 2010 with the Bengals, catching 72 balls for 983 yards and nine touchdowns. He’s failed to catch on with anyone since, though, as many teams likely view him as more of a distraction than anything. That hasn’t stopped the wideout from looking for work, as he sent out a tweet to the Jets on Monday, stating, “let’s make it happen.”
Ryan did stress on Tuesday that you can “never say never” in regards to whether the Jets could pursue Owens, but if there is a time to mutter those words, perhaps now is as good a time as any.
Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Terrell Owens