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Cerrato: 'No Interest' In T.O.


The Redskins have "no interest" in signing wide receiver Terrell Owens, executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato said.

Owens was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, according to

"[Owens's representatives] called us three years ago before he went to Dallas, and we didn't have interest then," Cerrato said. "Why would we have interest when he's three years older now? We have no interest."

Cerrato said the Redskins remain committed to developing their young group of wide receivers, particularly 2008 second-round picks Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly.

Owens is a 13-year NFL veteran who has played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. He is 35 years old.

Owens has 951 career catches for 14,122 yards and 139 touchdowns in his career.

He carries with him plenty of baggage, though. He has been a distraction on and off the field in each of the cities he has played in. In 2005, he was suspended for four games by the Eagles for conduct detrimental to the team.

Cerrato was director of player personnel with San Francisco in 1996 when the 49ers selected Owens in the third round of the NFL Draft.

The Cerrato-Owens connection has led to speculation that the Redskins would be interested in obtaining Owens. That is not the case, however.

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