T.O. say he isn’t actively seeking an NFL opportunity

Soon-to-be Hall of Fame receiver Terrell Owens is interested in playing in the NFL. But he’s not as zealous about getting back as he once was.

I know that I do have the ability to play, Owens said Wednesday and the ESPY awards. I know everybody sees the shape that I’m in. There’s a lot of athletes that play their prospective sports, but there are few guys that defy the odds. I think I’m one of those guys. . . .

It’s unfortunate that I haven’t been able to continue my career, but again, I’m not actively seeking to get into the NFL. But again, if there’s an opportunity for me to play, then yeah, I will entertain that, as well as the CFL.

But the grades can provide a road map. So this week I was able to get a list of the eight highest-graded seniors on the NFS list, and I figured we’d roll it out here and give you a quick line on each guy. If you’re interested in a few players to keep an eye on in the fall, here you go (in alphabetical order):

He wouldn’t be the only NFL owner getting into the international soccer business (beyond many with MLS ties).

In the English league alone, the Glazer family (Buccaneers) also owns Manchester United, along with Rams owner Stan Kroenke (Arsenal) and Jaguars owner Shad Khan (Fulham).

Kraft also owns the New England Revolution, the MLS team that shares his football stadium.

The pressure of living up to the expectations stemming from his ranking as the No. 2 running back and No. 3 overall player in the 2017 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite, didn’t seem to faze Akers last fall. His true freshman season made clear why recruiting analysts were so optimistic about his future. Akers stepped in as Florida State’s leading running back following the departure of star Dalvin Cook by carrying a team-high 194 times for 1,025 yards with seven rushing touchdowns. The installation of new head coach Willie Taggart’s spread offense could set the stage for Akers to have a Cook-like sophomore bump in production (1,008 rushing yards to 1,691).

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