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Terrell Owens's Injury Makes Him Too Crazy For Even The St. Louis Rams

Wide receivers in the NFL have a long way to go before they run out of slack from each and every team in the pros. They can change their name into something that's not a name; they can do ridiculous touchdown celebrations and attempt careers in soccer and bullfighting and even go to prison for an unregistered firearm. You can be Chad Ochocinco, or Randy Moss, or Plaxico Burress, and professional sportswriters will connect you to the St. Louis Rams. One thing you can't do: Injure your ACL. Sorry, Terrell Owens: You've been remarkably well-behaved lately, but it takes more than Drew Rosenhaus's reassurance for this to make sense in 2011. 

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This is unfortunate because Owens actually was one of the best of the divas in 2010—despite being 37 he caught 72 balls and nine touchdowns, which is more than can be said for his realty TV co-star, and although he's now three full seasons removed from his peak he's hung on remarkably well as an above-average target for good quarterbacks and bad. 

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But he'd have been better off, I don't know, changing his name to Metta World Peace or shooting off a starting pistol at church—teams are much more comfortable with craziness than they are with leg injuries. 

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