Former teammate thinks T.O. will show up for Hall of Fame induction

eagles_078Receiver Terrell Owens has said he won’t show up for the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony. One of his former teammate’s believes Owens eventually will change his mind.

Buccaneers backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who spent a season with Owens in Buffalo, thinks Owens will be there.

We had a good rapport and I consider T.O. a great teammate, Fitzpatrick told Ira Kaufman of JoeBucsFan.com. When he came to Buffalo, he had been in hot water a little bit. But he still had a lot of juice and I was impressed with the way he worked and grinded every rep at practice. When all is said and done, I think he’ll show up in Canton.

Clark was selected by the 49ers in the 10th round of the 1979 NFL Draft. He spent all nine of his NFL seasons with the team, racking up 6,750 receiving yards and 48 touchdowns.

It was good, Manziel said in a fourth-quarter sideline interview with TSN’s Matthew Scianitti. Getting out there and seeing the field, seeing how these routes play out in a game vs. practice. I felt like I missed a couple things, but had some completions, led a little bit of a drive right there. I don’t know if intentional grounding is different up here than it is back in the States, but that was frustrating. Just learning the game, feeling it out. It was fun, though, I had a good time.

Manziel, who entered the game late in the second quarter in relief of starter Jeremiah Masoli, showed promise on his final possession as he led Hamilton on a 12-play, 62-yard drive that eventually stalled in the red zone after he was whistled for a 22-yard intentional grounding penalty.

All in all, Manziel took 23 snaps and looked to be most effective when he used his legs to get outside the pocket. He did just that before finding Damarr Aultman for a 21-yard completion in the third quarter, flashing a glimpse of the playmaking ability that made him a Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M.

Manziel, who hadn’t played in a professional game since December 2015 as a member of the Cleveland Browns, was unable to inspire his team to a victory as the Toronto Argonauts walked out with a 36-18 win.