Owens' days in Buffalo could be numbered
The controversial wide receiver, who signed a one-year, $6.5-million deal, has been the subject of trade rumors over the past few days with the Bills floundering at 1-4. Owens hasn't been getting the ball much; he has only 12 receptions for 202 yards and a touchdown. His streak of 185 games with a catch was snapped in the Bills' 27-7 loss to the Saints in Week 3.
So speculation is growing that Owens might be shipped out of Western New York, but he's not worried about it.
"No, not at all," he told reporters in Buffalo yesterday. "Whether it happens or not, I don't know. I'm committed right here until it does happen. I'm not saying that it will, but other than that I'm committed."
Asked if he wanted to be traded, Owens said: "I just said, I'm committed. I'm committed right here."
Owens envisioned being part of a winning environment when he inked his deal with Buffalo in March, but the Bills' season is essentially over already.
"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to say that it's not what I expected," Owens said. "We're going with the cards that are dealt, as far as the situation that we're in right now . . . We just need to move forward and look forward to the Jets this weekend."