Agent: Owens 'absolutely' wants to play in CFL in 2018

More than seven years after he left the NFL, Terrell Owens appears intent on returning to professional football in the Canadian Football League this season.

According to multiple reports, Owens invoked the 10-day clause over the weekend for the Edmonton Eskimos, who hold his negotiating rights, to offer him a contract or release him.

Owens' agent, Jason Staroszik, told TSN his client is "absolutely, 100 percent" serious about playing in the CFL, adding that there's at least one team interested in signing the 44-year-old wideout if the Eskimos do not.

"He still feels like he has some football years left in him," Staroszik said of Owens. "He just loves the game and wants to get back to playing, whether it's the CFL or NFL."

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Owens is set to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 4, although he opted not to attend the ceremony. Instead, he intends to hold a celebration and make a speech at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. With Owens not attending, the Hall decided it will not recognize the wideout individually during the Aug. 3 Gold Jacket Dinner or the enshrinement ceremony the day after, as his name will be included only when the group as a whole is referenced.

If he joins the Eskimos, Owens could play as soon as Aug. 2 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The team is 3-2 through five games.

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In his last NFL action, Owens had 72 catches for 983 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, turning 37 during the season. The five-time All-Pro selection ranks second in NFL history with 15,934 receiving yards, third with 153 touchdown catches and eighth with 1,078 receptions.

--Field Level Media

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