Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb has encouraged the team’s coaching staff to consider signing free-agent wide receiver Terrell Owens, despite the acrimony that marked their time as Philadelphia Eagles teammates, according to multiple sources.
Coach Mike Shanahan said the Redskins are not actively pursuing Owens. A team source said the Redskins have made upgrading their wide receiver position a high priority but prefer to avoid bringing Owens into their locker room if another solution can be found.
On Tuesday, McNabb denied approaching the Redskins about his former teammate, but multiple sources confirmed the subject has been discussed.
“I never said that to anyone about T.O. It’s just not true,” McNabb said in a phone conversation with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. “I’m in a new place, trying to get comfortable, not start anything or push for anything. I am very happy with the receivers I have.”
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