Terrell Owens ready to retire if not signed this season

It looks as if Terrell Owens is ready to hit retirement … finally.

Wait, he’s not already retired?

Despite not playing a single down in the NFL since his time with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, Owens told CBSSports.com this week that, if he does not sign with a team this season, he’s going to hang it up.

“If I play this year, that’d be awesome,” Owens said. “If I don’t play this year, I’m retiring.”

The six-time Pro Bowler at least has his bowling career to fall back on if he can’t find a helmet to wear by the fall.

Owens is ranked second all-time in receiving yards and third all-time in touchdowns.  He played with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Bengals during his 16-year career.

Owens tried to find a team over the last three years to take his services to, but no doors have been opened.  He still has a desire to play, but at 39, it looks like he is finally coming to grips with reality.

“That’s just me being realistic,” Owens said. “I want to play again. I want to go out on top with a team. I think I can still play, but if I don’t sign with a team, it would be time to retire.

“I have to be honest with myself.”