It's about damn time! I am sure Romo is crying right now.
Now if only Wade Phillips would get his walking papers!
Redskins don’t want T.O. either - Off the Record Sports
Word is Dallas waited to release him until the Skins and the Giants neared their salary cap for the free agents... We just signed Haynesworth for $41 million. You know T.O. wants a big paycheck and we probably couldn't afford it now.
T.O. joins Bills for 'another beginning'
Owens says he left 'America’s team (for) North America’s team'
Tony Gutierrez / AP
Terrell Owens has played for three teams: the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.
Terrell Owens needed only two days to find another place to play. The Buffalo Bills decided to take a chance on the talented but high-maintenance receiver, signing Owens to a $6.5 million, one-year deal Saturday.
The 35-year-old Owens caught 69 passes for 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns last season with Dallas. But the Cowboys were looking to improve the atmosphere in the locker room and decided they would be better off without him.
“I’m leaving America’s team (for) North America’s team,” Owens said at a news conference.
The Bills will be Owens’ fourth stop. He started with San Francisco, bounced to Philadelphia — where he helped the Eagles get to a Super Bowl — and then to Dallas.
“I must move on, and it’s another beginning for me,” Owens said. “If I can be that extra added piece to get them to the playoffs, then that’s what I’m here for. I looked at the defensive side of ball and offensive side of the ball, and these guys have all the pieces.”
The Bills were in need of a receiver to take the pressure from Lee Evans. They got one of the biggest names out there.
“We all know of his tremendous ability and look forward to what he will bring to our offense,” Bills owner Ralph Wilson said in a statement. “This is a very exciting day for the Buffalo Bills.”
Owens, a six-time Pro Bowler, is among the NFL’s career leaders in catches, yards and touchdowns. Over the last three years, his 38 touchdowns are one more than Randy Moss and he’s among the league’s best in catches, yards, yard per catch and yards per game.
He’s coming off the ninth 1,000-yard receiving season in the last 11 years.
“We got one of the premier playmakers in a playmakers league,” Bills chief operating officer Russ Brandon said.
For the Bills, the signing is their biggest splash since acquiring quarterback Drew Bledsoe in a trade in 2002. Team officials flew to Miami Saturday morning, flew back to Buffalo with Owens and agent Drew Rosenhaus, and signed the deal in the late afternoon at Bills headquarters.
“’Wow!’ was my first reaction,” Evans said. “I know we were looking at some different receivers out there. When he was cut by the Cowboys, I didn’t know if we were going to make the move for him or not. We did and it worked out. I’m very excited for everybody.”
The question now is how T.O. will deal with Trent Edwards, who is only entering his second full year as starter. Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb and Tony Romo have all had dicey relationships with Owens. Edwards isn’t nearly as accomplished as any of those players and the Bills’ offense has been abysmal in recent years.
The Bills were 25th in the NFL in yards gained and failed to have a 300-yard passer. Buffalo has ranked 25th or lower in each of the past six seasons in total offense.
“I’m looking forward to getting together with Trent, Lee and the guys and putting some points on the board,” Owens said. “That’s what I’ve done everywhere I’ve been, and it’s going to continue.”
Coach Dick Jauron has often complained about the Bills’ lack of scoring punch, but this represents a serious change in philosophy for a team that in the past has tried to avoid taking on disruptive locker room personalities.
Owens, though, isn’t worried about his perceived selfishness in Dallas.
“That’s all hearsay,” Owens said. “If you look at all the comments coming from my teammates with the Cowboys the last three years, it’s all been positive. Prior to that, I really don’t want to get into it.”
Owens becomes the Bills fourth free agent addition this offseason. Buffalo has also signed cornerback Drayton Florence, backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and former Panthers offensive lineman Geoff Hangartner.
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I agree with this one sports commentator who thinks this is a good idea all around.
For the bills it's only for one season, and T.O. has always performed well when he has something to prove and is the "new" kid on the block. It's only after T.O.'s been around for a few seasons that he starts to become a locker room cancer. He has this paranoia thing where he has a hard time trusting anyone and thinks everyone is out to get him or something.
So for the bills offense and immediate needs, this is the perfect option, with little risk as this is only for one season.
And T.O. is 35, he's on the downswing of his career anyhow.
He will hate being on such a cruddy team. He brought this all on himself, but I kinda feel sorry for him. The man is passionate about his football.
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The Bills are my team!
I don't think this is good for us, our Quarterback will only be in his 3rd season (second starting) and his confidence is shaky as it is.
T.O. isn't going to change. While the man has talent, his propensity for stirring shit far outweighs what he can do on the field.
He is like an STD. Just because it can be cured doesn't mean there will be no residual effects afterward.
Buffalo, I feel for you, although I am glad the 'Boys booted him and none of my teams took him.
T.O. marooned in place called Buffalo
(03-10) 21:46 PDT -- Typical reaction to the news that Terrell Owens had signed with the Bills: "Buffalo ... gee, I never thought of that."
That's because nobody ever thinks of Buffalo. Even when the Bills reached four straight Super Bowls in the early 1990s, it seemed an eternal surprise they had reached that point. Considering that the franchise dates to 1960, I'd go as far as to say they're the most bland franchise in pro football history.
Chances are, they couldn't care less. I doubt they'd trade their track record for that of the Vikings, Bengals, Lions or Cardinals. The Bills sort of enjoy being a small-market treasure built on solid football rather than flamboyance.
But because the word came up, here's the complete list of flamboyant Bills stars over those 50 years: 1. O.J. Simpson. 2. Terrell Owens.
The Bills' record book is a stunning testament to achievement taken for granted: Jack Kemp, Cookie Gilchrist, Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, with the occasional side of Flutie, Cribbs and Moulds. Try as you might, once you're past O.J., you simply can't find a Gale Sayers, Lance Alworth, Bobby Mitchell or Barry Sanders. The Raiders and 49ers packed more marquee stardom into single seasons - pick any number of years - than the Bills claimed in a half-century.
All of which makes Buffalo a dubious oasis for Owens, especially when the snow starts falling in earnest. Meanwhile, the countdown begins for quarterback Trent Edwards' seven stages of T.O.:
1. "Man, he's good. What a specimen."
2. "I'm going down in history with this guy."
3. "He sure seems to drop a lot of balls."
4. "Was that T.O. talking behind my back?"
5. "Now he's ripping me to my face."
6. "Didn't you hear me? I'm done talking about this guy."
7. "Make a decision: Either he goes, or I go."
As long as he stays away from the.... Oh, hell, who am I kidding, the Chiefs can't get any worse.
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