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Terrell Owens: 'If I don't play this year, I'm retiring'

Terrell Owens may retire if he doesn't sign with an NFL team this season. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for GQ) Terrell Owens may retire if he doesn't sign with an NFL team this season. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for GQ)

Terrell Owens still wants to play for a team in the NFL but says if he doesn't play this year, he will retire from football after 15 seasons in the NFL, he said in an interview with CBS Sports. Owens, who lasted played in the NFL as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, said he still wants to play in the NFL and believes he can still be an effective wide receiver next season.

Owens was invited to Seahawks training camp last summer but was cut just after three weeks in camp. Owens said he's "not chasing a dream" and is "being realistic" when assessing his professional playing career. Owens said he has matured and he's "not the same guy" he was five years ago. Owens said he has been working out with Chad Johnson in hopes of getting Johnson "straight" while attempting his own comeback in the NFL.

"That's just me being realistic," he 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."

 

Owens recently said he would be open to trying to join the PBA as a professional bowler after appearing at the Geico PBA Summer Swing. During 15 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals caught 1,078 passes for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns.

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