Terrell Owens has been off the NFL grid since the Seattle Seahawks cut him during training camp last summer.

The writing certainly appears to be on the wall for the 39-year-old wide receiver, who said last week he'd formally retire if he couldn't find work in 2013.

Owens still burns to play, and his best recourse is to stay in shape (never a problem for T.O.) while keeping his name in the public consciousness. And so it was that Owens rolled out of bed early on Wednesday for a morning of chatter on NFL Network's "NFL AM."

Has Owens heard from another NFL team since his Seahawks release?

"Nothing as of right now," he said. "So I understand the process, obviously teams are really taking a closer look in evaluating their younger players. Being a free agent, I understand that later in the months as training camp starts, they'll start looking for veterans."

Though he obviously can't be choosy at this stage, Owens explained that his best fit would come with a team operating a West Coast offense. He cited the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs as two options.

Owens has a good relationship with Vikings wide receivers coach George Stewart. The Chiefs are coached by Andy Reid, whom Owens played for with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Owens still feels he's being punished for his actions earlier in his career.