Terrell Owens is on the open market. Owens, a polarizing wide receiver in the league since 1996, vows to not alter his style of play. Although coming off ACL surgery, he reportedly has a lot left in the tank. Owens has eclipsed 1,000-yards receiving nine times (2010: 983 yards with Cincinnati Bengals) and is worth a look from NFL teams.
Batman and Robin
Terrell Owens' career in Cincy lasted just one season. After a lousy year in Buffalo in 2009, he joined forces with new counterpart Chad Ochocinco. The Bengals won four games, but Owens scored nine TDs and had 983 receiving yards. In other words, a successful season.
Tarnish the star
Owens celebrated a touchdown by standing in the middle of the Cowboys' star at the 50-yard line, drawing a stadium full of boos. Emmitt Smith answered back, mimicking Owens' act after a Dallas touchdown. Then Owens, who scored a second TD, tried to get the last laugh by running to the middle of the field, but was hit by Dallas cornerback George Teague.
'25 million reasons' to live
In 2006, Owens denied police reports that he tried to take his life after being hospitalized for overdose of prescription painkillers and supplements. Former T.O. publicist Kim Etheredge pleaded to the press that her client has "has 25 million reasons why he should be alive."
'That's my quarterback'
Owens couldn’t hide his disappointment after a Dallas playoff loss and broke down in front of cameras. Owens defended Tony Romo, who vacationed on the bye week prior to losing against the New York Giants. “It’s really unfair. That’s my teammate. That’s my quarterback. And if you guys do that it’s unfair. We lost as a team,” Owens said.
One of Owens' most arousing scoring celebrations happened against the Seattle Seahawks. After hauling in a touchdown pass, T.O. pulled a Sharpie from his sock and signed the game ball.
Night of his life
Terrell Owens revived his career in Dallas. Owens needed the Cowboys. The Cowboys needed Owens. The premier wide receiver scored all four of his team's touchdowns, leading to a 28-23 win against the Washington Redskins.
Super Bowl story
The Eagles came up short in Super Bowl XXXIX against the New England Patriots, but Owens’ performance was nothing short of heroic. Owens, who had nine receptions for 122 yards, sustained an ankle injury earlier in the season that required surgery.
'Get your popcorn ready'
On Nov. 30, 2007, Owens celebrated on Thursday Night Football by jumping behind the end zone, grabbing some buttered popcorn, and dumping it into his helmet. Owens gave new meaning to his slogan: "Get your popcorn ready, 'cause it's going to be a show."
20 for the record book
Owens led the 49ers to a win over the Chicago Bears on Dec. 17, 2000. Owens broke the single game reception record — which stood until Brandon Marshall broke it in 2009 — with 20 receptions.
The Catch II
Owens made a miracle catch on the final play that pushed the 49ers past the Green Bay Packers in the 2003 NFC Wild Card playoff game. The spectacular reception, thrown by Steve Young, was later referred to as 'The Catch II.'