Even as it nears the end, Terrell Owens football career makes unique twists. This time around, he was cut by a team of which he was part-owner.
The former 49er, Cowboy, Eagle, Bill and Bengal was released by the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League on Tuesday.
Team owner Jon Frankel said a in statement to ESPNDallas.com: "Our fans are amongst the best in the league, and it is impossible to maintain a player when even our fans notice and comment on a player's lack of effort both on and off the field. We need to do what is best for this team, our fans and this community."
Owens, 38, had received a piece of the team along with a six-figure salary from the Wranglers, but Frankel said both were terminated. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver was refusing to play in two coming road games for the Wranglers his contract didnt require him to play every road game though the team is chasing a playoff berth. Frankel said Owens also failed to show for an appearance at childrens hospital in the area. Allen is located about 30 miles north of Dallas.
"It's disappointing and unfortunate," Frankel said, "but he could no longer be tolerated by the Wrangler organization."
Lets go out on a limb and say this wont help Owens latch on with another NFL team.
DETROIT - Redskins star cornerback Josh Norman hit the ground hard in the third quarter while trying to defend a deep pass to Lions WR Marvin Jones. Trainers immediately tended to Norman, and when he was able to get up, walked directly to the locker room.
The play came around the nine minute mark, early in the second half of Washington's game against Detroit.
Norman had been relatively quiet the bulk of the game, and the pass to Jones was his first real test through the air. Lions QB Matt Stafford connected with Jones on the deep ball, and to add insult to injury, Norman was flagged for pass interference on the play.
Norman has been playing with a severely bruised right hand, though his fall did not look to land on his injured hand.
On the season, Norman has forced one fumble and grabbed one interception.
The Redskins announced that Norman is being evaluated for a concussion and his return to the game is questionable.
UPDATE: Norman is out of the game with a concussion.
DETROIT—Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson, who was listed as questionable for today’s game with a shoulder injury, will be active against the Lions.
As expected, Jordan Reed, who is recovering from a concussion, is inactive for the second straight game. The star tight end remains in the NFL concussion protocol.
However, rookie linebacker Su’a Cravens is active after missing two straight games with a concussion. Cravens was able to practice in full on Thursday and Friday and he was not listed on the injury report for the game.
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In addition to Reed, the Redskins’ inactives are:
- QB Nate Sudfeld
- OL Vinston Painter
- WR Rashad Ross
- DL Anthony Lanier
- CB Dashaun Phillips
- S Josh Evans
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