Terrell Owens performed a set of standard workout routines on Tuesday at Calabasas High School in California and while the practice was televised no NFL teams showed up to check in on Owens and the progress he has made since tearing his ACL six months ago.
After the practice concluded Owens' agent Drew Rosenhaus said tapes of the workout would be sent to every single NFL team.
Owens began his workout at 11 a.m. PT and it lasted for approximately one hour. During his workout Owens performed a series of different agility drills and the 38-year-old made it through the routine showing no major side effects from his surgery although he did appear winded and took breaks between each drill.
At the conclusion of his drill he said:
“I feel good, this is actually shorter than what I’ve been going the last couple weeks, so I feel good,” while adding, “It’s been challenging from a physical standpoint to get my knee back to where it needs to be for me to have the confidence to go out here to run and cut.Given the extended breaks in his routine some naysayers still believe Owens has more work to do before returning to the NFL, as NFL Network analyst Charles Davis said:
“This is what I’ve been training for. I’m not worried about the naysayers saying I’m wasting my time — I think what I showed today speaks for itself.”
“As I pointed out a moment ago, I’m firmly convinced that when he runs things for a team, these drills will have to move a lot faster. Right now, this is just an audition, get it on tape. … This is simply, ‘I’ve had the surgery, I’m Ok.’”In the meantime Owens noticeably skipped speed drills including the 40-yard and 60-yard dash, both important aspects when judging a receivers abilities.
If Owens is to be picked up during the 2011 season it will likely be from a playoff contending team in need of a veteran receiver to fill in any holes in their offense, who that team will be it's too early to tell.
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