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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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 24: Terrell Owens #81 of the San Francisco 49ers during a NFL football game against the Washington Redskins on November 24, 1996 at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES: San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens celebrates after catching the game-winning pass from 49ers quarterback Steve Young in the final seconds of their NFC Wild Card playoff game with the Green Bay Packers 03 January. The 49ers defeated the Packers 30-27. AFP PHOTO/Monica M. DAVEY (Photo credit should read MONICA M. DAVEY/AFP/Getty Images)
TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 21: Terrell Owens #81 of the San Francisco 49ers watches his team play the Arizona Cardinals from the sideline on December 21, 2002 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 7: Terrell Owens #81 of the San Francisco 49ers runs after catching a pass against David Barrett #36 of the Arizona Cardinals during an NFL game on December 7, 2003 at Candelstick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 16: (L-R) Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, newly acquired Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens and Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie hold Owens' #81 Philadelphia Eagles jersey during a news conference March 16, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Terrell Owens signed a $42 million dollar deal with the Philadelphia Eagles after he was acquired in a three way trade with the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
Philadephia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens is alone in the end zone against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football November 15, 2005 at Texas Stadium. Owens caught six passes and socred three touchdowns. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 2: Terrell Owens #81 of the Philadelphia Eagles smiles at the crowd during the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 2, 2005 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 08: Terrell Owens #81 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off of the field after an interception by the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 8, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 03: Terrell Owens #81 of the Dallas Cowboys runs with the ball against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium December 3, 2006 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JULY 11: NFL player Terrell Owens stands up in the crowd during the 2007 ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre on July 11, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
23 September 2007 - Terrell Owens (81) of the Dallas Cowboys during the Cowboys 34-10 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by James D. Smith/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)
IRVING, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Terrell Owens #81 of the Dallas Cowboys sits in the end zone after catching a touchdown pass against the Green Bay Packers at Texas Stadium November 29, 2007 in Irving, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Packers 37-27. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Air Date 2/01/08 -- Episode 3489 -- Pictured: (l-r) Football player Terrell Owens during an interview with host Jay Leno on February 1, 2008 -- Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBCU Photo Bank
SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 09: Terrell Owens #81 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on from the sideline durnig a pre-season game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 9, 2008 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
05 October 2008 - Terrell Owens (81) of the Dallas Cowboys during the Cowboys 31-22 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. (Photo by James D. Smith/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)
PHOENIX - FEBRUARY 13: Terrell Owens of the Dallas Cowboys and Handles Franklin of the Harlem Globetrotters smile during the McDonald's All-Star Celebrity Game on center court during NBA Jam Session Presented by Adidas on February 13, 2009 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CANTON, OH - AUGUST 9: Terrell Owens #81 of the Buffalo Billls takes the field against the Tennessee Titans during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium on August 9, 2009 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
ATLANTA - DECEMBER 27: Terrell Owens #81 of the Buffalo Bills against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 27, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - APRIL 12: NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens poses during a photo shoot on April 12, 2010 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida . (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
CANTON, OH - AUGUST 8: Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on before the game against the Dallas Cowboys during the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium on August 8, 2010 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
03 October 2010: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens (81) runs with the ball after the catch. The Cleveland Browns defeated the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 23 to 20 at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, OH. (Photo by Rich Gabrielson/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)
10 October 2010: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens (81) celebrates a Cincinnati Bengals touchdown. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 24 to 21 at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Rich Gabrielson/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens attends the 2011 Terrell Owens Speakeasy Soiree at The Blind Barber on January 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/WireImage)
KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 24: Wide receiver Terrell Owens #10 of the Seattle Seahawks rests on the sideline during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on August 24, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Seahawks defeated the Chiefs 44-14. (Photo by Jay Biggerstaff/TUSP/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Former NFL player Terrell Owens talks with reporters prior to the start of an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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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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