If trying to trade Michael Clayton was Mission Impossible, consider a possible trade of T.J. Houshmandzadeh its bloated sequel.
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that Seattle is trying to move Houshmandzadeh. He also points out that a trade is very unlikely because of Housh’s contract, which contains $7 million guaranteed this season.
Yes, the Vikings were interested in Houshmandzadeh a year ago. But they drafted Percy Harvin to play the slot and recent acquisition Greg Camarillo is a similar-style player to Housh at a fraction of the price and drama. (Some would argue Camarillo’s skill-level is similar now too.)
We highly doubt the Seahawks could find any takers for Houshmandzadeh. The question, then: Could the Seahawks simply eat his salary?
The Seahawks seem oddly determined to keep Deion Branch, but he and
Housh are only taking snaps away from young talents Golden Tate, Deon
Butler, and Mike Williams.
We asked whether Housh could be cut on Twitter a few weeks back and ESPN’s Mike Sando thought there was at least a chance.
That chance, which seemed rather small, appears to be growing.
UPDATE: Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes it’s believed the Seahawks want to clear salary space to go after Vincent Jackson. Good luck.