Jockbeat: Come on, Jets, Giants -- take a chance on T.O.!
Sure, he's a pain in the ass, but what star wide receiver in this era isn't? Sure, he's 35, but he can still wheel -- last year he caught 69 passes good for 10 touchdowns and a yards/catch average of 15.2. This is considerably better than Amani Toomer, who is only a few months younger than Owens and averaged just 12.1 yards/catch with 48 catches overall and four TDs. For that matter, Owens is a more dangerous deep threat than Plaxico Burress: over the last two seasons, he's averaged 16.0 yards a grab to Plaxico's 14.1. If Burress's big talent was for spreading opposing defenses, how much more might T.O. spread them?
Owens's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, is confident he can find a deal for the six-time Pro Bowler on someone's roster. The Daily News' Rich Cimini and Ralph Vacchiano report that the Giants have "zero interest" in signing Owens. Let's hope this is just a negotiating ploy to keep T.O.'s price down.