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Terrell Owens said on Friday that Antonio Brown has asked him about living in the Bay Area, fueling speculation that the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is eyeing a trade to the San Francisco 49ers.

“Well I have talked to him in recent weeks, especially after the season,” Owens said on NFL Network. “And I didn’t know, but the cat is out of the bag because Jerry Rice has mentioned him about being in a 49er uniform, but when I spoke to him I thought we were just discussing possible options, but he kept asking me, ‘Yo, how is the Bay Area?'”

Owens, a Hall of Famer who spent the first eight years of his career in San Francisco, added that he believes the marriage between Brown and the Steelers has run its course.

Brown has been embroiled in trade rumors since abandoning the Steelers while they were preparing for a must-win game in Week 17. He’s posted several messages on social media since the end of the season that hint at his desire for a trade out of Pittsburgh.

“He has gone out and had his play do the talking for him, so I think with all of the things surrounding him there in (Pittsburgh), I think it is best for him to part ways,” said Owens. “… You have seen tweets and messages from management that they don’t anticipate him being in training camp, and I think Antonio has made it clear where he stands with where he wants to be and that’s not in a Steelers uniform.”

Like Brown, Owens was highly productive on the field, but he attracted plenty of controversy during his career.

Brown, who will turn 31 years old in July, posted 1,297 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns in 2018.

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It’s Jerry Rice and Larry Fitzgerald alone at the top of the all-time receiving yards list.

Fitzgerald surpassed Terrell Owens on Sunday for second on the NFL’s receiving leaderboard. The Arizona Cardinals wideout needed just 33 yards to jump the NFL Hall of Famer, and he recorded 50 on Sunday to take him to 15,954 for his career.

Only Rice stands between Fitzgerald and the top of the mountain.

PLAYER YARDS SEASONS
1 Rice 22895 20
2 Fitzgerald 15934 15
3 Owens 15902 16

Fitzgerald has nine seasons of more than 1,000 yards in his career. Playing in his 15th season, he currently has 34 receptions and 357 yards during the current campaign.

Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens believes it’s time the New York Giants make a change at quarterback.

Odell (Beckham) can’t perform because (Eli Manning) is not performing. So, they should basically replace the quarterback,” Owens told TMZ Sports.

“I mean, if it was anybody else, any other quarterback, he would have already been replaced. So, at this point, give someone else an opportunity.”

The Giants rank 28th in the league in points per game with 18.8 and are 20th with 353.2 total yards per game.

Manning has been pressured on 126 of his drop-backs this season, which is the third most among all quarterbacks, according to Jordan Reid of Inside the Pylon. Owens, however, isn’t buying that the offensive line is the biggest problem.

“You have special players that are behind those not-so-great lines that can make something out of nothing,” he said. “Eli’s not one of those types of quarterbacks. He needs protection.”

Through eight starts, Manning has completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 2377 yards and eight touchdowns to go along with six interceptions. He ranks 20th in the league with a quarterback rating of 90.9.

Terrell Owens appears to be forcing the Pro Football Hall of Fame to rethink its current rules.

The Hall of Fame is considering a new requirement that candidates must commit to attending the enshrinement ceremony before the selection committee makes its final choices, a source told Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.

The potential change stems from 2018 inductee Terrell Owens, who chose not to attend the ceremony and instead celebrated at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. It was a major talking point among Hall of Fame members during an annual luncheon Friday, with Florio adding that most strongly disagreed with Owens’ decision, while some supported him.

Under the potential new requirement, the 25 semifinalists would sign an agreement stating they would attend the enshrinement ceremony if selected.

Owens took issue with the Hall of Fame selection process, claiming the sportswriters who vote are not aligned with the mission and the core values of the Hall of Fame.

The Edmonton Eskimos have added Terrell Owens to their negotiation list, TSN’s David Naylor reports.

Owens hasn’t played a down since the 2010 NFL season, when he featured for the Cincinnati Bengals.

The six-time Pro Bowler is scheduled to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. Owens recently made headlines for stating that he won’t attend the ceremony. On Monday, he posted an Instagram video that appears to show him running a 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds.

Terrell Owens waited two years to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he won’t attend the ceremony.

The retired NFL receiver was snubbed by Hall of Fame voters in the two previous years before finally receiving the call this February, and his induction has apparently done little to cool the sting of not making the cut earlier.

Owens posted a statement on his website Thursday, declining the invitation to his induction ceremony.

While I am incredibly appreciative of this opportunity, I have made the decision to publicly decline my invitation to attend the induction ceremony in Canton. I have already shared this information with the Hall. After visiting Canton earlier this year, I came to the realization that I wish to celebrate what will be one of the most memorable days of my life, elsewhere. At a later date, I will announce where and when I will celebrate my induction.

Owens added that he is honored to be enshrined and thanked the five teams he played for: the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, and Cincinnati Bengals.

David Baker, president and CEO of the Hall of Fame, shared his disappointment with Owens’ “unprecedented” move.

“We are disappointed but will respect Terrell’s decision not to participate in the Enshrinement,” Baker said in a statement obtained by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

“While unprecedented, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the nearly 5,000 volunteers, and the entire community are committed to celebrating the excellence of the class of 2018 that will kick off the NFL’s 99th season.”

The class of 2018 also includes Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Bobby Beathard, and Robert Brazile.

Owens, a five-time All-Pro, owns the second-most receiving yards (15,934) in NFL history, trailing only former teammate Jerry Rice. He also has the fifth-most career touchdowns of any player in league history.

For anyone wondering how Terrell Owens feels about his former head coach, Wednesday night provided all the evidence needed.

The former Dallas Cowboys receiver blasted Jason Garrett during an interview on 105.7 The Fan, questioning why he still has his job with the legendary franchise.

“When you really look at it, it doesn’t make sense for Jason Garrett to continue to have his job,” Owens said. “For me, it’s mind-boggling. I don’t understand. And I think Jerry (Jones) – again he’s the owner at the end of the day, he has to feel good with himself about the decisions – but I just don’t understand why this guy (Garrett) still has a job.”

Garrett served as the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator in two of Owens’ three seasons with the club, so Owens is definitely familiar with playing under his leadership.

Dallas is 67-53 under Garrett’s watch, but has just one playoff win in eight seasons.

“At the end of the day, how can you keep allowing the players to be the scapegoat for what’s not happening? Especially when you have a head coach that’s supposed to be offensive-minded,” Owens asked. “They’re supposed to direct and lead the team to where it hasn’t gotten in a number of years, and they’ve pretty much been at a standstill under coach Jason Garrett.”