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Terrell Owens Joins Indoor Football League

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FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2010, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Cincinnati. Owens has accepted an offer to be a player and will have some ownership stake in the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League. The Wranglers, who open their season Feb. 25 at home, extended the offer to Owens last month. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2010, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Cincinnati. Owens. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

The Super Bowl is nearly here but Terrell Owens is preparing to play football even after the NFL season ends.

Owens, who was unable to attract any suitors this NFL season, is headed to the Indoor Football League to join a team called the Allen Wranglers.

The team made the announcement on its official website with a brief statement, along with a video posted by Owens on his Twitter page.

“We are excited to announce that it became official last night with a video post that Terrell Owens posted on Twitter,” the team said on its website, with the statement “Get your popcorn ready!”

“Uh-oh, it’s official,” Owens said in a video posted on his Twitter page. “I’m headed back to Texas. That’s right, IFL, here I come. Allen, Texas, here I come. I’m going to be me. … Allen, Texas, I’ll see you in the end zone.”

For those who are getting their “popcorn ready,” the Wranglers’ season kicks off Feb. 25 at home.

Owens accepted an offer to play for the team and will also have ownership stake, according to the Associated Press.

The athletic wide receiver played for five teams during his 15-year NFL career. He last played in 2010 as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. No offers came his way this season.

Owens began his career with the San Francisco 49ers where he became known as a prolific receiver. He then joined the Philadelphia Eagles where he was famously caught by cameras yelling at quarterback Donovan McNabb on the sidelines. He also played for the Cowboys and Bills before joining the Bengals.

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