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Terrell Owens signs with the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League

January 19, 2012|RedEye

Terrell Owens is back, people. Kind of.

Not only that, but he's head back to Dallas. Kind of.

T.O. announced Wednesday night that he had accepted an offer to play for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League. That's not exactly the NFL. And Allen is not exactly Dallas—it's a suburb north of Big D. But close enough, right?

"Uh-oh, it's official,'' Owens said in a video on his Twitter page. "I'm headed back to Texas. That's right, IFL, here I come. Allen, Texas, here I come. I'm going to be me. ... Allen, Texas, I'll see you in the end zone.''

Owens hasn't seen an end zone since Dec. 5, 2010, when he scored his ninth and final touchdown for the Cincinnati Bengals.

"This is a very exciting event in the history of the Indoor Football League" IFL commissioner Tommy Benizio said on the IFL website. "The caliber of player in the IFL has grown to a remarkable level, and the addition of Owens is a huge step in continuing on that path."

T.O.'s IFL experiment is bound to be a train wreck, and unfortunately the Chicago Slaughter, which is also in the IFL, does not play Allen this season.

Maybe next year. If Owens makes it that long.

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