melanie paige smith & terrell owens

Melanie Paige Smith & Terrell Owens

*You could see this one coming from a mile away.

Now that Terrell Owens is unemployed again, one of his most vocal baby mamas is wishin’ and hopin’ that he’ll get hooked up with a new NFL team so he can keep getting paid, of course.

T.O’s fourth baby mama — a woman named Melanie Paige Smith — filed papers earlier this month to BLOCK T.O.’s request to lower his massive child support payments.

In the docs, Smith’s reasoning was largely based on the fact that T.O. had recently inked a deal with the Seattle Seahawks, for close to a $1,000,000 … and could afford to continue shelling out for his kid.

But as of Sunday that’s not longer the case — Terrell revealed via Twitter that he was axed by the NFL team and is currently a free agent.  Translation — no more paycheck.

Now Smith’s attorney — Randall Kessler — tells TMZ … T.O.’s career snag won’t affect his client’s request to keep the dough coming — at least for now. Instead she has her “fingers crossed that another team picks him up.”

Hmm, Miss Melanie, some would say dude might wanna start thinking team Burger King as opposed to another one in the NFL.