We have no idea whether Owens will get signed by the Seattle Seahawks, but he's not going to get a better chance to make an impact in the NFL again. Carroll isn't afraid to take chances. And he's clearly not happy with his split end position. There is an opportunity to start. Otherwise, why bother with a player like Owens who won't help on special teams?
Golden Tateshould be leading this battle, but Carroll's stopgap veteran wanderlust proves there is room for a newcomer to make an impact. In theory, the hardest part for Owens was getting his foot in the door. Carroll appears willing to take a chance on him. Without getting too overdramatic, I suspect this will be Owens' last chance.
What we learned from team scrimmage weekend
We analyze practice throughout training camp, so why not scrimmages? Here's what we learned from some of the teams that held scrimmages over the weekend.
"I actually changed that play to a deep pass just to keep the fans from leaving," Manning said.
Manning had two three-and-outs before leading a touchdown drive.
It's rare anything of consequence happens during the Hall of Fame Game. Sunday night was an exception.