NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens has a message for the Jets: Sign me!
Owens, who was cut by Seattle in late August, sent the surprising tweet during Gang Green’s 23-17 loss to the Houston Texans on Monday night.
“Hey JETS!!! I’m available! I’m ready, willing & able!” T.O. wrote. “Call my agent @jordanwoy & let’s make it happen.”
Owens’ post was retweeted more than 13,000 times as of Tuesday morning. The reaction? Decidedly mixed.
“Don’t lower your standards,” one follower responded.
Another tweeted, “stop dropping balls an maybe they would” — to which a feisty Owens fired back, “name a receiver tht hasn’t dropped a ball. #ignorance.”
The Jets (2-3) and quarterback Mark Sanchez lost top wideout Santonio Holmes last week to a season-ending Lisfranc injury in his left foot. The team signed free agent Jason Hill to help fill the hole.
When asked if he would be interested in bringing back veteran Plaxico Burress, head coach Rex Ryan said the Jets were looking “for guys maybe a little younger and a little more speed.” Burress is 35 years old. Owens will turn 39 in December.
Once one of the NFL’s biggest and most controversial stars, Owens hasn’t caught a regular-season pass since 2010 with the Cincinnati Bengals.
“Well, you never say never,” Ryan said Tuesday.
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