Terrell Owens had knee surgery yesterday, ending his revival season with the Cincinnati Bengals.
The receiver tore cartilage in his left knee 2 weeks ago, but kept playing. He aggravated the injury while making a cut on the opening series of a 19-17 win over Cleveland on Sunday, forcing him to hobble off the field.
Owens flew to Birmingham, Ala., yesterday and was examined by Dr. James Andrews. The 37-year-old Owens had surgery later in the day.
He tweeted a photo of himself in a hospital gown getting ready for the operation late yesterday afternoon.
"BIG THANKS 2 every1 4 their support (and) prayers! I'll b back on the field ..." he tweeted.
Photos of him in a recovery area were posted after the surgery, along with a tweet: "had knee surgery! Will b ok."
Owens signed a 1-year deal with a $2 million base salary at the start of training camp, when the Bengals were one of the few teams interested. He proved he could still play, leading the team with 72 catches for 983 yards and nine touchdowns.
* Denver interim coach Eric Studesville said he'll start quarterback Tim Tebow again when the Denver Broncos (3-10) host the Houston Texans (5-9) this weekend.
Studesville said Kyle Orton is still bothered by bruised ribs and that Tebow did a good job managing the game plan in his first NFL start Sunday at Oakland despite Denver's 39-23 loss to the Raiders.
* New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said quarterback Mark Sanchez had a "precautionary" MRI exam on his right, throwing shoulder because it's "kind of sore" after a 22-17 win at Pittsburgh. Ryan said Sanchez should start at Chicago on Sunday.
* Dallas interim coach Jason Garrett said the return of quarterback Tony Romo remains on hold. Romo has missed eight games since breaking his left collarbone Oct. 25, but the Cowboys have kept him on the active roster. The Cowboys have gone 4-4 with Jon Kitna in his place. Dallas plays Saturday night in Arizona and Garrett said, "We'll see how [Romo] does, how he feels."
* Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Matt Hasselbeck will remain the team's starting quarterback. Hasselbeck was pulled in the third quarter of Sunday's 34-18 loss to Atlanta after throwing two interceptions and losing a fumble that resulted in a Falcons touchdown. Charlie Whitehurst replaced Hasselbeck and played well. Because of that, Carroll said he knows he can turn to Whitehurst if needed.
* Indianapolis has not ruled out receiver Austin Collie for this week's game against Oakland. Collie, who suffered a concussion in Sunday's win over Jacksonville, has left three games this season with head injuries.
* Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said he's not yet sure if quarterback Aaron Rogers will start Sunday against the New York Giants. Rodgers sat out Sunday night's loss at New England after sustaining his second concussion of the season. McCarthy said he will have more information on Rodgers' availability tomorrow.
* Pittsburgh expects tight end Heath Miller to play Thursday night against Carolina after missing two games with a concussion.
* Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said tight end Todd Heap could return for Sunday's road game against Cleveland after missing the past two games with a pulled right hamstring.