ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — T.O. was a no-show Monday for the start of the Bills voluntary offseason conditioning program.
That didn’t stop his new teammates from eagerly awaiting Terrell Owens’ arrival — whenever that might occur — and even getting in a laugh or two.
“I’m really excited about meeting the guy,” center Geoff Hangartner said. “I’ve heard he’s a great teammate.”
Hangartner, who signed with the Bills on Feb. 28, even got a joke in at Owens’ expense, showing there’s more than one Bills newcomer with a playful side.
With an obvious wink and a smile, Hangartner complained his free-agent signing has since been overshadowed by Owens, who made a far bigger splash a week later when he signed a one-year, $6.5 million deal.
“I’m pretty angry about it really,” Hangartner said, barely able to contain his laughter. “I figured all along I’d be like the big-name free-agent signing.”
Pausing for effect, Hangartner added: “That’s fine. I can see why we’ve gotten overshadowed. He obviously earned the right to be the lead dog.”