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The 49ers could make a push for pending free agent T.J. Houshmandzadeh, reports Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
Per Maiocco, the 49ers are expected to focus on tackle, receiver and safety in free agency.
Last month, NFL Network’s Adam Schefter reported that the Bengals would try to sign Houshmandzadeh to a long-term contract and would not use the franchise tag on him.
At 31 years old, Houshmandzadeh had 92 catches for 904 yards and four touchdowns in 2008. But keep in mind he was relying on Ryan Fitzpatrick and the league’s third-worst passing offense.
This year’s wide receiver pool in free agency isn’t particularly impressive, but the wild card in the equation is Anquan Boldin, who could be dealt.
The Seahawks have also been rumored to be interested in Houshmandzadeh, according to Pro Football Weekly.

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  1. RobJH says: Jan 26, 2009 8:21 AM

    Who wouldn’t be interested in TJ? The guy’s a top 10, probably top 7 WR in the league. Teams are interested in Housh? That’s like saying Oreo cookies are good. No shit!

  2. jasonjfrench says: Jan 26, 2009 8:26 AM

    Singletary will show TJ who is momma is

  3. bizurk says: Jan 26, 2009 8:50 AM

    it’s the offseason in Philadelphia, countdown to WR talk on any tangentially related news….. 3…. 2….. 1….

  4. shaunypoo says: Jan 26, 2009 8:52 AM

    Too bad he is not a #1.

  5. ClevelandsOwn12 says: Jan 26, 2009 8:54 AM

    they better focus on QB…

  6. Devils Advocate says: Jan 26, 2009 9:22 AM

    that would be a bad move. TJ is a very good reciever who could be Great if teamed with a QB that knows how to get him the ball.
    He should be looking only at teams with better than average QB’s and overall passing games.
    After being in that shit hole for so long I am sure he would like to enjoy a little success for a while.
    The 49er’s – are you kidding? Playoffs? Playoffs? are you kidding me? Playoffs?

  7. downsouth49er says: Jan 26, 2009 10:12 AM

    ClevelandsOwn12 says:
    January 26th, 2009 at 8:54 am
    they better focus on QB…
    look who’s talking!! your team shuffled more than Ickey Woods this past season and still ended up with a worst record than the 49ers. You sound ignorant dude!!

  8. Pea Tear Griffin says: Jan 26, 2009 10:42 AM

    There is a plethora of great WR talent in this years draft. I don’t know why a team would want to sign a 31 yr old to a big deal.

  9. empty13 says: Jan 26, 2009 11:25 AM

    Detroit will trade draft pix for him.

  10. IHateBretFarve says: Jan 26, 2009 11:33 AM

    First of all I think the only thing TJ is concerned about enjoying this offseason is the most money possible. Whether it is the Lions or Patriots I think one thing has been proven in sports that money always makes people think a team may be competetive sooner rather then later.
    With that said I agree this would be a terrible move. With Dictator Singeltary and his giant wooden cross that tells him to run the ball more it would be silly to invest so much in Housh. He is also 31 and gets hurt quite often (Douche bag has cost me dozens of fantasy games over the years).
    Get Otogwe at safety, a fullback and a solid RT in free agency. Otherwise build through the draft and stop paying top dollar for guys that will never finish thier contracts due to age and injury (see Nate Clements in another season or two).

  11. superBROWNS 69 says: Jan 26, 2009 11:34 AM

    TJ has got to be the most over rated WR in all the NFL. He’s a fantastic player, don’t get me wrong but seriously, when’s the last time you saw him make a catch more than 5 yards down the field? Even with Carson. He get’s open a lot but can easily be contained.

  12. mike428 says: Jan 26, 2009 12:52 PM

    Houshmanzedah would look good in a Seahawks uniform…

  13. skettler says: Jan 26, 2009 2:32 PM

    You’re an idiot superBROWNS! TJ is one of the toughest/best receiver in the game.
    I obviously hope the Bengals keep him.
    I do hope if he leave us, he gets his. He’s worked hard for it.

  14. cincykid says: Jan 26, 2009 4:26 PM

    Yeah and you guys do such a good job of containing him huh? As bad as we were the past couple of years T.J. always seems to give your dbacks the golden shower. The guy has played for peanuts to stay in Cincy and it would be too much work for an inept front office run by the clueless brown family to resign T.J. and trade Stinko. So I am happy for T.J., I hope he breaks the bank. As Teddy KGB once said: Pey tat man his muoneeey!

  15. superBROWNS 69 says: Jan 26, 2009 5:22 PM

    skettler says:
    January 26th, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    You’re an idiot superBROWNS! TJ is one of the toughest/best receiver in the game.
    I obviously hope the Bengals keep him.
    I do hope if he leave us, he gets his. He’s worked hard for it.
    Shhhhh…. Bengals fans arent aloud to make comments. Just save yourself the embarrassment and shhhhhh. I live in cincy and I can honestly say that Cincy Sports fans are dumb enough to replace the Gieco Cavemen. To this day they still agrue things like “Our defense has the abililty to be top ten next if everyone stays healthy” and “Carson Palmer is a MUCH better QB than Rothlesberger” and my personal favorite, not one but TWO Bengals fans made bets with me that the Bengals would win the division in ’09. LOLOL!

  16. says: Jan 26, 2009 5:27 PM

    With the Houshman, Seattle wouldn’t need Crabtree.

  17. 49erSince65 says: Jan 29, 2009 12:11 PM

    What a terrible mistake this would be… The 49ers have already signed Williams, whom we do not need with the exception perhaps being a return man should we lose Rossum. Hous’ is an average receiver with declining (YPC) production since ’05, this stat is indicative of a player who has become ‘hit-shy’…The 49ers have arguably the best young receiving corp in the NFL…Develop it!

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