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Terrell Owens ‘absolutely’ wants to play in CFL in 2018, agent says

Terrell Owens has repeatedly campaigned for an NFL team to sign him for years, despite the fact the wide receiver last suited up in 2010. Nothing of course ever came to fruition and now it appears Owens has resigned himself to the fact that any opportunity to play professional football again may come north of the border.

Owens, 44, activated a procedural window that requires the Edmonton Eskimos — who own his CFL rights — to offer him a contract or release him from their negotiation list within 10 days, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Amid the development involving Owens and the Eskimos comes word from┬áJason Staroszik, the Canada-based agent handing the Eskimos situation that the wide receiver “absolutely 100 percent” has interest in playing in the CFL in 2018.

“He still feels like he has some football years left in him,” Staroszik said. “He just loves the game and wants to get back to playing whether it’s the CFL or NFL.”

The Eskimos reportedly have until July 24 to determine whether to add Owens to the roster or relinquish his CFL rights.

Owens last season in the NFL saw him put up 72 receptions for 983 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. Owens did make a brief foray into the Indoor Football League in 2012 and later attended training camp with the Seattle Seahawks before being released in August.

Owens of course is generating headlines due to his refusal to accept an invitation to attend his enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame later this summer. The Hall announced last week Owens will not be acknowledged at any event over the weekend, including the official induction ceremony on Aug. 4.