The New York Jets' pursuit of free-agent wide receiver Terrell Owens never materialized, a team source told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora on Tuesday.
The extent of the Jets' interest in Owens, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, was a single, mundane call to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. Nothing progressed from there, and the Jets aren't actively pursuing Owens, according to a team official.
"Our interest was just to throw out a call to the agent -- that's all," the official said.
Several news outlets reported earlier Tuesday that the Jets had reached out to Owens, who also has drawn interest from the St. Louis Rams and Cincinnati Bengals in recent days. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Monday that the Bengals have made Owens a contract offer, and a team source told La Canfora that the Rams decided against doing the same.
Owens has been spending some of his down time appearing on his VH1 reality show, "The T.O. Show".
Owens, who has played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills during his 14-year NFL career, had 55 receptions for 829 yards and five touchdowns during the 2009 season. All three totals were Owens' lowest for a season in which he has played 16 games since his rookie year.