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Friday
Feb172012

Randy Moss Gets an Offer to Play Football -- for the IFL

Adam Bettcher/G​etty Images(NEW YORK) -- Since the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League signed wide receiver Terrell Owens to a contract, the Chicago Slaughter decided to offer a contract to another former All-Pro NFL wide receiver: Randy Moss.

Moss recently let it be known that he is seeking a return to the NFL after sitting out the 2011 season. IFL players make only $300 per game, but Owens was given a compenstation package that included an ownership stake in the team.

"Seeing the splash that T.O. made going to the Allen, Texas, team, it would be a coup for us to get Randy," Slaughter head coach Steve McMichael told ESPN.com. "And it's only a 50-yard field, baby. It's not like he has to run all over creation. It's like playing half-court basketball."

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Thursday
Feb092012

Terrell Owens Still Wants To Play In the NFL

MONICA M. DAVEY/AFP/​Getty Images(ALLEN, Texas) -- Even though he didn't play for anyone during the 2011 season, former NFL All-Pro wide receiver Terrell Owens still wants to play in the NFL. Whether anyone wants him, however, is a whole different subject.

The 38-year old Owens recently signed with the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League. Owens will have 50 percent ownership group of the team, and can earn as much as $500,000 with the Wranglers. Despite his new IFL fame, Owens still thinks he can play at a high level in the NFL.

"It was an opportunity for myself and my family," Owens said. "It's a way for myself to keep in shape. I haven't retired from the NFL. I want to play a couple more years. This right here will allow me to do that and assess where I am. I know I'm physically fit to play the game still."

After suffering a knee injury in the off-season, Owens worked his way back to make a return to the NFL, but never garnered the interest he thought he would get.

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Friday
Dec302011

Terrell Owens Headed to the IFL?

MONICA M. DAVEY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Wide receiver Terrell Owens may finally make his return to football, only it might not be in the NFL. The former all-pro is closing in on a contract with the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League, according to team general manager Drew Pearson and owner Jon Frankel.

The IFL has a 14-game season that is set to begin on February 25, with training camp starting two weeks earlier. The Wranglers, who won league's Lone Star Division last season, are going to great lengths to sign the 38-year-old.

The team's website confirmed that an offer has been made to Owens that would pay him somewhere between $250,000 and $500,000 which would make him by far the highest paid player in the league. The deal would also include an ownership stake of "likely 50 percent," according to Frankel.

After playing for the Cincinnati Bengals last season, Owens suffered a torn ACL during the offseason. Despite his best efforts, Owens has yet to find an NFL team willing to take a chance on him based on his advanced age and checkered history with teams he has been a part of during his 15-year career.

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