Donovan McNabb Open to Reunion With Terrell Owens?
But even if an Owens-to-Washington move makes sense on the surface, could the Redskins really risk reuniting McNabb and T.O. after the pair endured a rocky and contentious two-year run in Philadelphia from 2004-05?
If developments Tuesday are to be believed, then maybe they could. According to ESPN's Ed Werder and Sal Paolantonio, McNabb has "encouraged the [Redskins'] coaching staff to consider signing" Owens, who has attracted minimal attention from NFL teams this offseason.
Owens endured a disappointing 2009 in Buffalo, where he caught just 55 passes for 829 yards and five touchdowns -- the lowest numbers he'd posted since an injury-plagued 2005 with the Eagles. Of course, in 2004, Owens posted 1,200 yards receiving and 14 TDs as he and McNabb combined to lead Philadelphia to an NFC championship and a Super Bowl appearance.
The two battled on and off the field, though, during Owens' time in Philly. T.O.'s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, insisted Tuesday that the past is no longer an issue.
He told SportsCenter that the pair are "buddies again."
"I know that Terrell would be very interested in playing with Donovan," Rosenhaus said. "Terrell would very much like the opportunity to play for the Redskins."
For what it's worth, Washington could certainly use some help at the WR position. Last year's leading receiver, Santana Moss, failed to crack the 1,000-yard plateau (902), and the team's second-leading receiver, Antwaan Randle El, is now a Steeler. And behind Randle El in receiving yards for the Redskins were tight end Fred Davis (509), underachieving WR Malcolm Kelly (347) and another TE, Chris Cooley, who missed nine games to injury (332).