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One more reason to hate the ratbirds

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by LoKyBuckeye, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    They traded for one of the biggest punks in the NFL. Say what you will about his talent but they guy is a joke.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/ravens/2004-03-04-owens-trade_x.htm?csp=25

    Ravens acquire Owens
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Four-time Pro Bowl receiver Terrell Owens was traded to the Baltimore Ravens by San Francisco on Thursday after a paperwork error prevented him from becoming a free agent. Owens, who quarreled with coaches, teammates and opponents during the last few seasons, was given permission by the 49ers to seek a deal after his agent failed to file a document voiding the final years of his contract.

    He gives Baltimore the top receiver it has been lacking for years, even in 2000, when it won the Super Bowl.

    The Ravens scheduled a news conference for later Thursday.

    Owens was among several players required to file for free agency by a deadline recently was moved up 10 days for players who signed their contracts before the league's 2001 collective bargaining agreement went into effect.

    Unless Baltimore agrees to renegotiate his contract, the mixup could cost Owens millions.

    He is due to make $17.7 million in base salary over the next three seasons, including $5.3 million next year — a relative bargain for one of the NFL's best receivers.

    Owens had been hoping to land a signing bonus of more than $15 million from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Atlanta or a handful of other teams with the cap space to sign the star receiver.

    Owens has spent all eight of his NFL seasons with the 49ers, who drafted him in the third round in 1996.

    He and Indianapolis' Marvin Harrison are the only receivers with more than 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns over the past four seasons. Last season, Owens had 80 catches for 1,102 yards and nine TDs — his lowest totals since 1999.

    Owens is also known for a series of on-field celebrations and off-field conflicts.

    Two years ago, he pulled out a pen and signed a ball after scoring a touchdown in Seattle. He wasn't fined for the move but was severely chastized by commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who said he would be disciplined for future stunts.

    He also precipitated a melee during a game by dancing on the Dallas Cowboys' star at midfield after scoring.
     
  2. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Do they have anyone who can get him the ball?

    I watched the Titans-Ravens playoff game the other night on the NFL network. It was great to see fArt take a loss in his last game as an owner (even though he really lost his ownership years ago as the new owners money gave them the ability to be competitive again), Billick the offensive genius lead his team to another anemic offensive effort and Eddie lay out Lewis after separating his shoulder. Oh yeah, Zeus getting two unneccesary penalties that cost his team the game was icing on the cake.
     
  3. bucknut11

    bucknut11 Defense still wins Championships

    san fran must've really wanted to get rid of owens! baltimore basically stole him.
     
  4. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    It would be a scream to see the Ravens also sign Jeff Garcia.
     
  5. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    lol, front page of ESPN:

    "TO: I want to play for the Eagles!"

    Guess he's not happy about Baltimore.
     
  6. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    He fits in well with Ray Lewis. They could really use KWII as well. And Keyshawn.
     

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