NEW YORK (Reuters) – Controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens agreed to a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills worth $6.5 million Saturday, just two days after being released by the Dallas Cowboys.


The outspoken Owens, who has had run-ins with team mates on his three previous teams, caught 69 passes for 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, but the Cowboys were looking to improve the atmosphere in the locker room.


“I’m leaving America’s team (for) North America’s team,” Owens told a news conference.


A six-times Pro Bowler, Owens has 139 career touchdown catches to rank second on the NFL’s all-time list behind Jerry Rice, who had 197.


Owens, who played three seasons in Dallas, played with San Francisco and Philadelphia before joining the Cowboys, who were 9-7 and missed the playoffs last year.


The Bills ranked 25th in the NFL in yards gained last year.


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For fans of the AFC East, get your popcorn ready. Outspoken receiver Terrell Owens, released by the Dallas Cowboys,found a new home with the Buffalo Bills on a one-year, $6.5 million contract. ESPN’s John Clayton broke the news. Running back Kevin Jones could have been Owens’ teammate in Buffalo, but Jones decided to stick with the Bears over the Bills. Good decision, Kevin. Now you don’t have to deal with the circus. Some folks around here wondered why the Bears didn’t make a play for the potential Hall of Famer. Well sources inside the organization said Owens was never, ever considered. T.O. is sure to become the show in a small-market city such a Buffalo. But maybe playing for a team not constantly under the microscope might help Owens get his act together. How do you think Owens will fit with Buffalo, a team already dealing with troubled running back Marshawn Lynch? And will the Bears regret not taking a more serious look at Owens?


Source : Chichago tribun.By Vaughn McClure