Terrell Owens believes he can ‘defy the odds’

Terrell Owens doesn’t care if the numbers are stacked against him playing pro football at age 44.

“I know that I do have the ability to play. I know everybody sees the shape that I’m in. There’s a lot of athletes that play their prospective sports, but there are few guys that defy the odds. I think I’m one of those guys,” Owens told ESPN on the ESPYS red carpet Wednesday.

If Owens plays in the CFL he would become the oldest receiver to play in league history by almost five years. Owens last recorded a reception in a professional game in 2010.

The Edmonton Eskimos put Owens on the team’s negotiation list June 19 and the Pro Football Hall of Famer receiver activated the 10-day window on July 14 that will force the Eskimos to offer him a contract or release his rights, 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk broke the news.

“It’s unfortunate that I haven’t been able to continue my career, but again, I’m not actively seeking to get into the NFL; but again, if there’s an opportunity for me to play, then yeah, I will entertain that, as well as the CFL,” Owens said.

“If it happens, it happens, but if it doesn’t, it’s not the end of the world.”

During 16 NFL seasons, Owens had 15,934 career receiving yards which rank second all-time in NFL history and 153 receiving touchdowns put him third. He was a five-time first-team All-Pro in the NFL.

Owens’ agent Jason Staroszik said Tuesday his client would put more bums in CFL seats.

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