Free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens is actively lobbying for a job with the New York Jets, tweeting his availability to the team following its 23-17 loss Monday night to the Houston Texans.
The Jets may be desperate for wide receiver help after losing No. 1 wide receiver Santonio Holmes for the season in Week 4.
Jets coach Rex Ryan wouldn’t rule out Owens coming to Gang Green.
"You never say never to anything. We’ll look at all options like we always do," Ryan said, according to the New York Post. "You’re going to look at everything. We don’t know the severity of injuries or anything else right now. I can say it’s been a definitive no for T.O. and anybody else that’s not on our team."
Once one of the NFL’s most dominant receivers, Owens last played in the league in 2010 for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Owens was signed by the Seattle Seahawks this year but was cut in training camp, before the 2012 NFL season started.
Over his 15-year career, T.O. has 153 total touchdowns and 1,078 receptions. The majority of his career was spent in San Francisco, where he played in eight seasons for the 49ers.
As of Tuesday afternoon, T.O.’s tweet was retweeted 14,350 times.
One Owens fan said he shouldn’t consider playing for the Jets.
“@terrellowens don't lower your standards,” wrote @MiRACLEWHip702.
Owens dismissed the tweet, responding, “life is too short to be negative.”
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