This sounds about as ginger as you'd expect discussions about signing Terrell Owens to be: per Turf Show Times, the Rams are about to talk about talking to everyone's favorite mercurial wide receiver. The relevant material:â†µ
A veteran receiver who knows the offense, route running, etc. would be a nice add for the team. As for T.O. as a the T.O. he used to be, those days are gone, in terms of his play. What about the personality that made him so infamous?â†µ
I'd say age will keep it in check to some extent. He had a lot more to be cocky about six years ago. Not that I paid much attention, but I don't remember his schtick being an issue last year...correct me if I'm wrong. It's still a risk, and a sign that Spagnuolo et al have confidence that the young players on the team have bought into their system.â†µ
UPDATE: Jay Glazer of Fox Sports is reporting that Devaney and Spagnuolo will meet Monday to decide whether or not to seriously make an effort for Owens, which jives with the reports above.â†µ
As TST notes, T.O. in his dotage is a little less likely to make himself into a side show than the one who was a legitimate No. 1 receiver. The man's had to go to Buffalo and now maybe St. Louis in consecutive years—he can't even get a ticket to the bad teams the media wants to cover.â†µ
Maybe—and I can't believe I'm saying it—Old Terrell Owens is exactly the stabilizing figure Sam Bradford will need.