T.J. Houshmandzadeh won’t return to the Seahawks in 2010, but the team will exhaust any chance to trade him before he’s cut.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora both say that a trade is next to impossible because of Houshmandzadeh’s contract. Logic indicates they are right and Housh will get cut.
Still, there appears to have been some trade chatter regarding Houshmandzadeh. Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Vikings, Jets, Chargers and Cardinals have made trade offers.
It’s an intriguing quartet. We don’t know when the offers were made; San Diego would seemingly be out of the running after acquiring Patrick Crayton.
While we don’t doubt there have been inquiries, it’s hard to believe the Seahawks would turn down a bag of footballs for Houshmandzadeh at this point. (Heck, we’d think the Seahawks would have throw in a seventh-round pick to get the bag of balls considering Housh’s contract.)
In the end, we expect Houshmandzadeh to get released, not traded. But it doesn’t hurt for the Seahawks to try their best to deal him first.
UPDATE: The Vikings’ interest has already been disputed by Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500. He has a Seahawks source that says it isn’t true. So even Seattle won’t pretend anyone wants Houshmandzadeh.