Former Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens is close to joining the Indoor Football League’s Allen Wranglers as a player and part owner, according Wranglers general manager Drew Pearson.
Pearson said it’s an opportunity for Owens, 38, to show NFL teams he can still play, put some money in his pocket and help prepare him for life after football.
Typical IFL players earn $225 per game plus a bonus for winning. Pearson said Owens would earn substantially more by signing a personal services contract with the Wranglers as well as the stake in ownership.
Owens did not play football in 2011 after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament last season with the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Wranglers’ 14-game season begins February. Pearson said Owens could play all 14 games or just the seven homes games.
The Wranglers are simply waiting for Owens to sign off on the deal.