Hall of Famer Terrell Owens says he can replace Antonio Brown for Bucs.. After his sideline outburst and dramatic mid-game exit Sunday, Antonio Brown isn’t expected to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers again.
His absence will leave the Bucs without a key pass-catcher as they look to make a repeat run at the Super Bowl, but there’s a Hall of Famer who thinks he can fill that void for the defending champs.
Terrell Owens says he’s ready to heed the call and return to the gridiron for the Bucs after Browns’ departure.
“Absolutely,” Owens said on Tuesday’s episode of his podcast (via UPI.com). “I’ve been working out throughout the course of this entire season. An owner reached out to me at the beginning of the season and told me to keep in shape just in case anything happens.”
“If you think about where they are in the season, they don’t need me for a 16-game season,” Owens continued. “Three to four games at the max. So, yes, I feel like I can go in, I can contribute at a high level and can be productive.”
It’s been a decade since the 48-year-old Owens has appeared in a regular-season NFL game. During his 15-year career, he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time All-Pro, ranking third in NFL history in both receiving yards and touchdown receptions.
Just a few weeks ago, Owens posted footage of his football training workouts on Instagram:
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The Bucs have a handful of future Hall of Famers already on their roster, but they don’t have anyone who has already been enshrined in Canton, so they could check that box if they want to give T.O. a call.
Don’t expect Tampa Bay to make Tom Brady their second-oldest player anytime soon, though.