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When free-agency opened on Friday morning, receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh gushed on ESPN about the possibility of playing with running back Adrian Peterson.
In such a situation, with eight defenders focused at all times on stopping Peterson, Houshmandzadeh would enjoy single coverage — and he declared that he’d win that battle “98.6 percent of the time.”
Houshmandzadeh might be getting his wish, to the chagrin of the guy who makes the name plates for the backs of the jerseys.
According to Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Houshmandzadeh is wrapping up a visit with the Seahawks and will make his way to Minnesota.
But Houshmandzadeh might have to temper his expectations.  The market simply hasn’t been there, likely due in part to his age (he’ll turn 32 this year) and the concern that he’s another Alvin Harper or Peerless Price — a No. 2 wideout who can’t become the No. 1 guy.
Houshmandzadeh also has been trying to generate interest in Philly.  On Friday night, Derrick Gunn of Comcast Sports Net reported that talks collapsed once the team realized that the bargain supposedly being offered by Houshmandzadeh was actually more money than he was seeking from other teams.
So don’t be surprised that the Vikings pass, unless Houshmandzadeh is willing to take less than whatever it was that he’d been hoping to earn.

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