Five years ago, the possibility of Tom Brady throwing to Terrell Owens would have struck fear into the hearts of cornerbacks. These days, it just evokes pity for Owens, who is attempting an NFL comeback after two seasons out of the league.

 

ESPN Boston has the scoop on T.O.’s latest attempt to gin up some attention in hopes of receiving another contract or camp invite.

A day after being spotted with new New England Patriots teammate Danny Amendola working out at USC, Tom Brady was back on the field at the Trojans' facility and throwing passes to an unlikely target Wednesday: Terrell Owens.

 

Owens, who last played in an NFL game during the 2010 season, tweeted about the workout, noting it also involved Minnesota Vikings and former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel.

The 39-year-old wide receiver spent just more than three weeks with the Seattle Seahawks during training camp last August but eventually was released prior to the start of the regular season. He spent the 2010 season with the Cincinnati Bengals, starting 11 of 14 games with 72 catches for 983 yards and nine touchdowns.

Naturally, Owens’ workout has fans speculating on the possibility of Owens joining the Pats depleted receiving corps. It’s not entirely implausible. Every year Bill Belichick has a tendency to take on a reclamation project. Throughout his tenure he’s received big dividends after spending low on high risk-high reward talents.

 

Last season, Belichick brought in Kellen Winslow Jr. and when that fell through the Pats traded for cornerback Aqib Talib. Owens used to be one of those players, but at 39 years old, he’s now a potential locker room Unabomber with the talent of a 35-year-old practice squad wide out.  It’s like playing with unstable dynamite near gasoline. If The Pats bring in Owens, the decision may blow up in their faces.