Owens, who starred in the VH1 reality show "The T.O. Show," will play a version of himself in an episode where he squares off against Sgt. Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews) and the rest of the Nine-Nine precinct in a NYPD vs. FDNY football game. The six-time Pro Bowler posted a photo of himself on set with Crews, who is a former NFL linebacker. The episode featuring his guest appearance is slated to air early in the second season.
"On the set of #brooklyn99 reliving some football days!! Awesome day with the cast of #Brooklyn99," Owens tweeted Friday.
He joins previously announced Season 2 guest stars Jenny Slate ("Parks and Recreation") and Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer"). According to Digital Spy, Slate will play Bianca, a tough, street-smart mob mistress who Jake (Andy Samberg) encounters while working undercover for the FBI, while Sedgwick will portray the long-time nemesis of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), Madeline Wuntch, for two episodes starting in the second episode of the season.
The Fox comedy has also promoted recurring players Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker to series regulars for next season. Miller and Blocker play the precinct's bumbling veteran detectives Scully and Hitchcock, respectively. They join an impressive ensemble cast that includes Samberg, Braugher, Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz and comedian Chelsea Peretti. Both actors appeared in every episode of the sitcom's inaugural season.
The critically-acclaimed series won two Golden Globes earlier this year, one for best comedy and the other for Samberg in the lead actor category, while Braugher was recently nominated for an Emmy award for best supporting actor in a comedy series.
Owens' other TV credits include a guest appearance on USA's "Necessary Roughness" and several episodes of NBC's "Go On," which starred Matthew Perry.
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" returns for Season 2 on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8:30/7:30 CT on Fox.