INDIANAPOLIS — Terrell Owens almost was a Raven six years ago. Could he become one this offseason? Coach John Harbaugh wouldn’t rule out the possibility Saturday during his NFL Scouting Combine media session.
“We’re interested in anyone who makes our football team better,” said Harbaugh, who knows Owens from their days together with the Eagles (2004-05).
Harbaugh then proceeded to talk about running into T.O. last offseason. As Harbaugh tells it, he was in an airport with Giants coach Tom Coughlin, ex-Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden and others on their way to or from the Middle East for a USO Tour when someone informed the group that T.O. was there. So, Harbaugh said, the group found the wide receiver and shared a quick hello.
T.O. said goodbye to Baltimore in 2004 after the 49ers traded him there for a second-round draft pick. He disputed the trade for contractual reasons and ended up with the Eagles. He’s scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after his Bills contract runs out March 5, and he might make sense for a Ravens team that always seems to be looking for receivers.
Philly.com reports that Harbaugh also expressed interest in another ex-Eagle, RB Brian Westbrook.
– Justin Hathaway