By now we all know of Terrell Owens failed attempts to land with an NFL team. While still considered to be in good shape, Owens attitude has made him an unwanted commodity in NFL locker rooms.
But Owens isn’t the only player who seems to generate little-to-no interest by NFL teams. This is not to say that some of these guys won’t eventually land with a team. It’s just that these guys are currently unsigned and their prospects of securing gainful employment with an NFL team are pretty slim right now.
So without further ado here is our All-Unwanted team:
QB – Donovan McNabb
RB – Thomas Jones, Sammy Morris
WR – Terrell Owens, Plaxico Burress
TE – Jeremy Shockey
OL – Casey Wiegmann C, Chad Clifton T, Stacy Andrews T, Andre Gurode G, Anthony Herrera G
DL – Shaun Ellis DE, Aubrayo Franklin DT, Kelly Gregg NT, Aaron Kampman DE
LB – Keith Brooking ILB, Mike Peterson OLB, Joey Porter OLB
CB – Al Harris, Lito Sheppard
S – Deon Grant, Jim Leonhard
McNabb just hasn’t been the same since he left Philly. He has played tentatively and seems to lack confidence when he is on the field. The other guys on this team have other issues.
Some of these guys would be considered locker room cancers like Owens and Burress, some just have lousy attitudes altogether like Shockey and Porter, and some have health issues that make them less than viable options like Kampman and Clifton.
The rest of these guys are just old and teams are less likely to take a chance on them. Either they have lost a step or teams worry that their bodies won’t hold up. Regardless of the reason, look for many of these guys to still be free agents once the season starts unless a team needs someone to fill in for an injured player.
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Roosevelt Hall is an NFL Blogger for The Sport Mentalist and an NBA Blogger for The Sport Mentalist 2. He is also a Sports Reporter for Pro Sports Lives. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to follow him on Twitter @sportmentalist.
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