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Terrell Owens Timeline

1996 - Drafted in the third round (89th overall) by the San Francisco 49ers out of Middle Tennessee State.
1996- Owens' 10 starts for the San Francisco 49ers were the most for a rookie receiver since Gene Washington played in 14 in 1969.
1996- In his first start, a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Owens caught four passes for 94 yards, including 45-yard touchdown to tie the game late in fourth quarter.
1997 - Emerging as the team's No. 1 receiver, Owens nearly doubled his rookie numbers with 60 receptions for 936 yards and eight touchdowns.
1998 - Recording more than 1,000 yards receiving, Owens once again raised his reception total (67), and exploded for 14 touchdown receptions.
2000 - During a game in Dallas, Owens celebrated scoring a touchdown by running to midfield of Texas Stadium When he repeated his actions after a TD later in the game, he was blindsided by the Cowboys' George Teague, which resulted in a skirmish between the teams.
2000 - On December 17, Owens set an NFL record with 20 catches for 283 yards against the Chicago Bears, surpassing a 50-year-old mark held by Tom Fears.
2000 - Rebounding from a down 1999 season, Owens set a career high with 97 receptions and 1,451 yards. He also scored 13 touchdowns, and earned a trip to Hawaii for his first Pro Bowl.
2001 - After blowing a 19-point lead in Chicago and losing in overtime after Owens mishandled a pass that Bears free safety Mike Brown intercepted and returned for the game-winning score, the disgruntled receiver accused head coach Steve Mariucci of protecting good friend Dick Jauron, head coach of the Bears.
2001 - Owens earned All Pro honors for the first time and was selected to play in the Pro Bowl for the second time after recording 93 receptions for 1,412 yards and 16 touchdowns.
2002 - In an October contest on Monday Night Football in Seattle, Owens pulled a 'Sharpie' marker out of his sock after catching a TD pass. He then proceeded to autograph the ball and hand it to his financial adviser sitting in an end zone luxury suite rented by Shawn Springs, the cornerback he had just beaten on the scoring play.
2002 - After scoring a touchdown in a December contest with the Green Bay Packers, Owens celebrated with a pair of Pom-Poms borrowed from a 49ers cheerleader.
2002- Establishing a career-high with 100 receptions, Owens racked up another 1,300 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns.
2003 - Following a bumpy season that included several sideline tirades by Owens, he and the team decided to part ways.
2003 - His numbers were down somewhat from the previous year, but very solid at 80 receptions for 1,102 yards and nine touchdowns, and enough to earn him his fourth-straight Pro Bowl appearance.
2004 - Owens' agent failed to meet a free agency deadline in March, making him ineligible to become a free agent. Because they retained his rights, the 49ers then traded him to the Baltimore Ravens, but Owens refused to report to his new team. He expressed his desire to play in Philadelphia, and filed a grievance, claiming he should be granted free agency. After a series of negotiations, a deal was worked out between the three teams which sent Owens to Philadelphia where he signed a seven-year, $49 million deal against the advice of the players' union.
2004 - Breathing life into an anemic receiving corps, Owens helped spark the Eagles' offense with 14 touchdown receptions and 1,200 yards receiving before his regular season ended due to injury with two games left to play.
2004 - In an interview with Playboy magazine, Owens hinted that ex-teammate Jeff Garcia was gay, a claim he later recanted.
2004- In a November contest with the Baltimore Ravens, after scoring a touchdown, Owens openly mocked Ray Lewis by performing the middle linebacker's trademark celebration dance.
2004 - In a Monday Night contest later that month, Owens appeared in a controversial skit to kick off the network's presentation of the game which resulted in an FCC investigation.
2005 - Owens made a miraculous return from a broken leg suffered earlier in the season to record nine catches for 122 yards in Super Bowl XXXIX.
2005 - Owens hires agent Drew Rosenhaus in April and announces he is not happy with his contract and wants to renegotiate with the Eagles. He also tells CNBC that, despite making $7.5 million in 2004, he needs a new contract to "feed his family.".
2005- After hinting that he might hold out of training camp, Owens shows up with a bad attitude, refusing to acknowledge the media or speak to his teammates. After a confrontation with head coach Andy Reid, he was suspended for one week.
2005 - Owens recorded his 100th touchdown reception in a contest against the San Diego Chargers on October 23rd.
2005 - During an interview with ESPN's Graham Bensinger on November 3, Owens took shots at the Eagles franchise for not publicly recognizing his 100th touchdown catch. During the interview he stated the Eagles showed a "lack of class". He also suggested the Eagles would be better off with Packers QB Brett Favre instead of Donovan McNabb.
2005 - On November 4, Owens issued a half-hearted apology through the media, but failed to deliver comments regarding Donovan McNabb, which head coach Andy Reid insisted he include.
2005 - Owens was suspended November 5 by the Eagles for the club's contest against the Washington Redskins on November 6.
2005 - On November 7, Owens' suspension was stretched to four games, and head coach Andy Reid added that Owens would not play for the remainder of the season.
2005 - An arbitrator upheld the decision, keeping Owens on the sidelines for the rest of the year.
2006 - The Eagles officially released Owens on March 14, saving themselves of a $5 million roster bonus, and completely parting ways with the wide receiver.
2006 - Owens signs a three-year, $25 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys.

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