Terrell Owens makes his return to the field for Saturday's Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos NFL preseason football game. ESPN reported on August 17 that Pete Carroll believes Owens is ready to contribute.
"He's ready to go," Carroll said. "He had two good weeks of work, and he came in in great shape, so he's ready to go."
If anything takes the media attention off a returning Peyton Manning, it is Owens return to the playing field. Owens has not played an NFL down since undergoing knee surgery and missed the entire 2011 season. Before that, he played for the Cincinnati Bengals with his friend Chad Johnson, who just found himself unemployed after an off-field domestic disturbance.
Owens, however, wants to prove he is ready to regain his stature as a playmaker, something he has not possessed since he played for the Dallas Cowboys. Stops in Buffalo and Cincinnati were efficient, but he was not the star he once was.
Owens played in the Indoor Football League in 2011, although he left the Allen Wranglers on controversial terms when he failed to fulfill the agreements made in his contract. With the threat of lawsuits from the mothers of his children, Owens needs this chance to prove himself on the NFL field once again.
Will Terrell Owens succeed in his return to the NFL, or are his productive days a thing of the past?
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