T.O. start not certain in Super Bowl

Friday, February 4th 2005, 6:55 am
By: News On 6

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ Philadelphia Eagles receiver Terrell Owens might not start in the Super Bowl, coach Andy Reid said Friday in his final news conference before the title game against the New England Patriots.

``We've got it broken down into certain plays we'd like to see him in there,'' Reid said. ``If one of those happens to be the first play,'' Owens will start.

Owens has two screws and a plate in his right leg from a severely sprained ankle and a fractured fibula in a Dec. 19 victory over Dallas.

After missing the last two games of the regular season and playoff victories over Minnesota and Atlanta, Owens proclaimed himself ready to play in the Super Bowl.

In his first season with the Eagles after eight years in San Francisco, Owens led Philadelphia with 77 catches for 1,200 yards and 14 TDs and made the Pro Bowl.