Whitner Tweets Terrell Owens & Chad Johnson Would Fit 49ers


Two of the most controversial receivers in the history of Football have been searching for jobs the past couple years, Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson both have had great careers and both are looking to rebound with a team to prove that they can still play. San Francisco 49ers Safety Donte Whitner believes they both can still play and be assets to the 49ers.


Owens, obviously, has a checkered past with the 49ers. After being drafted by the 49ers in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft, Owens burst onto the scene with help from Steve Young and learning under Jerry Rice. But, Owens eventually had disparaging remarks about his former QB Jeff Garcia and was eventually dealt to the Philadelphia Eagles. Owens last played with the Seattle Seahawks in the 2011 Preseason, but was cut before the season started.

Johnson otherwise known as Chad Ochocinco has always had a flair for the theatrical that eventually lead to a trade from the Cincinnati Bengals to the New England Patriots and he could never make an impact on the field for New England. Johnson tried rebounding with the Miami Dolphins, but after being arrested for domestic abuse, he was released and has not played in the league since.

Owens and Johnson, 39 and 35 years-old respectively, were both teammates on the Bengals and Whitner was a teammate of Owens on the Bills in 2009. Both seem to be a little long in the tooth and would not be worth the headache for 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh.

Whitner has the right to his opinion, but fans of the Niners should not put any weight into his insight to the 49ers roster.

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  • Matthew Scheer

    Its scary hearing a DB saying this about to over-the-hill problem players. With this and Davis practicing at WR I’m starting to thing the WR position is far worth than their letting on

    • loverpoint

      I could not see Ocho Cinco going to the 49ers but I could see Owens,
      You are right, when a DB is saying that the 49ers should get an over the hill 39 year old, that is a slap in the face to all the young WR’s on the team.

      • Jon H

        There is no real solid proof that Owens is “over the hill”.. He still as quick or faster than most WR in the NFL.. It’s not a slap to anyone, but a credit to one man’s work ethic..

        • antony555

          I have said that all along, they both know that their in the sunset of their All Pro careers and would be a help to young receiving talent and what HC could not send them down the road if either one got out of line. There are plenty of teams out there who could use veteran leadership on the offensive side of the ball..

      • antony555

        Forget the 9ners, bring them to KC.. At least for a try out, I am still not sure about Baldwin…

        • ricdram

          Surely the Chiefs aren’t that needy.
          Are they ?

          • antony555

            Not really junior, I was looking out for the welfare of at least one hof’er, that’s all.

  • loverpoint

    They don’t need another distraction, they have Ahmed Brooks.

  • Ronald Rupert

    I would give Owens a shot just to see what he has left in the tank, you
    never know.