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Adding Terrell Owens Makes Sense For Cardinals

Terrell Owens says he is healthy again and he is back out campaigning to join a team in 2011. Today, looking for one more shot, he held an open workout for NFL teams. The Arizona Cardinals are a team should take notice and consider signing Owens. Although most football fans loath Owens, the fact is Owens (if healthy) can still be productive, and he could come to the Cardinals with little to no risk.

The Cardinals have been itching for a number 2 receiver for two years. Arizona hasn't had that consistant player to complement Larry Fitzgerald since Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston departed. In 2011, the Cardinals do not have much depth at wide receiver.

Only two receivers have caught touchdowns this season, Fitzgerald and Early Doucet.  Doucet is having a solid season, with 26 receptions and 2 touchdowns.  However, Andre Roberts only has 13 receptions in six games. Kevin Kolb has taken advantage of three good tight ends this season, but the Cardinals are lacking a big play threat down the field.  

I am not saying the Owens is the future for Arizona, but the Cardinals could get him on a 1 year deal for the veterans minimum. Owens had a solid 2010 despite only playing 11 games. He had over 70 catches, 983 yards, and 9 touchdowns. 

Owens has a reputation for ruining locker rooms and tearing teams apart. However the Cardinals have the veteran leadership to support Owens in the locker room.  Larry Fitzgerald is one of the good guys in the NFL, Adrian Wilson and Darnell Docket are life-long Cardinals and vocal leaders in the locker room.

No NFL teams attended Owens' workout today. There are questions about his health, since he is recovering from knee surgery in April. However, If Owens is healthy the Cardinals should take a look at adding the six-time pro bowl wide receiver.