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Four teams reportedly show early interest in T.J. Houshmandzadeh

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.

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26 Responses to “Four teams reportedly show early interest in T.J. Houshmandzadeh”
  1. raggamffin says: Sep 4, 2010 10:15 AM

    Why don’t they trade or release their quarterback first. He’s the problem not Housh.

  2. President Florio says: Sep 4, 2010 10:17 AM

    Wonder what Mike Wise says

  3. raggamffin says: Sep 4, 2010 10:17 AM

    Why don’t they trade or release their quarterback first. He’s the problem not Housh.

  4. raggamffin says: Sep 4, 2010 10:18 AM

    Why don’t they trade or release their quarterback first. He’s the problem not Housh.

  5. Beastie Bills says: Sep 4, 2010 10:18 AM

    Did you guys just “report” that he got cut yesterday???
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/09/03/tj-houshmandzadeh-wont-be-back-with-the-seahawks/

  6. munchkin says: Sep 4, 2010 10:21 AM

    The Jets interest doesn’t make a lot of sense. Is Housh that much better than Cotchery? Granted, baring an improvement in his catch ratio, Braylond is gone after this year, but Housh isn’t exactly a young-un.

  7. MrHumble says: Sep 4, 2010 10:23 AM

    vikings jets chargers…..can’t see it, even the cards would be somewhat of a stretch as they have a bunch of young talented wr’s….why bring in a cancer and cry baby….but then that mite be what is attracting the jets interest! i still think we haven’t heard the end of the vikings interest in vjax.

  8. Jungle Juice says: Sep 4, 2010 10:23 AM

    You are listening to Joe Reedy? If there is a more disinterested, cut n paste someone else’s work, repetitive sportswriter working for a major newspaper I’d like to see it.
    It is so easy for a writer to cite “sources”. No way to disprove it.

  9. Filbertkiwi71 says: Sep 4, 2010 10:28 AM

    I will never believe in a million years that the Chargers were ever interested in TJ. TJ’s contract is too big with so many Charger contracts coming due over the next couple of seasons.
    I suppose if you throw enough crap against the wall, something is bound to stick.

  10. Raider Redleg says: Sep 4, 2010 10:28 AM

    What??? Schefter didn’t report the Raiders are interested???
    I’m shocked!

  11. Rhapsody says: Sep 4, 2010 10:30 AM

    Mike Wise says all this rampant speculation on PFT is fabrication. Housh is still with the Hawks. The rumors of his death have been highly exaggerated.

  12. robbbov says: Sep 4, 2010 10:35 AM

    Follow the Bills and their roster moves…

  13. ejtowne says: Sep 4, 2010 10:39 AM

    T.J.: You are more than welcome to come and line up with Evans and Parriah in Buffalo.

  14. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Sep 4, 2010 10:41 AM

    @Munchkin
    The Jets interest could be due to the fact that we released Laveranues Coles, so TJ is probably being viewed as someone to fill in for Santonio Holmes while he’s suspended.

  15. The Tire Slasher says: Sep 4, 2010 10:42 AM

    Why are the Seahawks dumping this guy already? Isn’t he the best receiver on their team? Last I checked, he was still pretty productive. Did I miss something?

  16. LuvThatDirtyWatah says: Sep 4, 2010 11:05 AM

    munchkin said:
    The Jets interest doesn’t make a lot of sense.

    Sure it does…if you manage an NFL team like a fantasy football team. He has a recognizable name! Must have some value! Sign him!

  17. plax18 says: Sep 4, 2010 11:09 AM

    beastie bills i thought the same thing last night

  18. Hauschild says: Sep 4, 2010 11:13 AM

    Nice to read the Vikings are NOT interested in this bum with the bad attitude and diminishing skill set.
    Imagine if Brett Favre acted like these types of players….he’d a been outta the league a long, LONG time ago. Goes to show how important it is to be reared properly.
    The Vikings are fine at WR now, and once Rice returns, they’ll be poised to dominate in the playoffs. The Rice injury, while appearing decimating short term, will fuel the cohesion and productivity of the remaining receiving corps long term.
    I am looking forward to two things this season: Watching imbeciles falling off the Vikings bandwagon early on in the season, then watching these same fools trample each other trying to climb back aboard around week 17.
    I cannot wait.

  19. wryly1 says: Sep 4, 2010 11:21 AM

    Tire Slasher –
    Here’s your anwer:
    Nobody will pay $7 million for a thirtysomething #2 (or maybe even slot) receiver.

  20. sweetnlow310 says: Sep 4, 2010 11:26 AM

    “Did I miss something?”
    Yeah, you missed the childish temper tantrums on the sidelines when every ball didn’t get thrown his way and the way he wanted it thrown. Or the part where he cut routs short giving up on plays. Or not even extending his arms attempting to try for easily catchable balls all because his precious ego was hurt. Maybe you missed the part that he’s old and doesn’t have the speed to be a #1 or even a #2 receiver, nothing more than a slow slot receiver that thinks he should be the #1, 2, and 3 option in the offense. And if he’s not, his ego and hissy fits render him a huge liability on the field and in the locker room.
    Death gripping cancer aside, he’s still not nearly good enough or productive enough to justify his contract (Good luck Chicago). Basically he’s such a head case that the Seahawks seem plenty content to pay him $7mil this year for him not to play on their team. And that should send a pretty firm statement considering the Seahawks only won 5 games last year.
    And he has a ponytail and it looks stupid.

  21. ReppinThe12thMan says: Sep 4, 2010 11:38 AM

    @Tire
    Yes, you missed Seahawk games. Housh is such a selfish whiner and it shows every time you see him bitch to a ref after he thinks he was interfered with instead of playing through the play in case he needs to make a block or bail the QB out or whatever. When I hear him on interviews I feel like telling him to shut the hell up because he’s saying things that clearly show he totally believes that our team has an “I” in it.
    I loved the move a year ago, but just one season later, I cannot stand this cocky, arrogant, small man. He clearly does not get along with Matthew, either. Time to move the turd.

  22. We need linemen says: Sep 4, 2010 11:43 AM

    The Redskins are in real trouble at WR, but I hope they don’t panic and go after Houshmandzadeh. He is a decent possession receiver but he is nowhere near as talented as he thinks he is.

  23. Ralph says: Sep 4, 2010 11:58 AM

    Housh’s contract is guaranteed. My understanding is that if the Seahawks cut him. They have to pay the remainder beyond whatever team pays him to reach the 7 mil mark.
    He can sign a one year contract for the veteran minimum and still make 7 mil. Why trade for him when he’s about to become available very cheap. All you have to do is have the best opportunity for him to showcase his dwindling skills to get a new contract next year.
    The only way you trade for him is if money is the only reason he would play for your team.

  24. SpartaChris says: Sep 4, 2010 1:08 PM

    Hauschild says:
    September 4, 2010 11:13 AM
    I am looking forward to two things this season: Watching imbeciles falling off the Vikings bandwagon early on in the season, then watching these same fools trample each other trying to climb back aboard around week 17.
    I cannot wait.
    ======================================
    Funny, you of all people talking about bandwagon fans. You didn’t become a Minnescrota Vikdweeb fan until last season, after they signed your man crush.

  25. SpartaChris says: Sep 4, 2010 1:10 PM

    Ralph says:
    September 4, 2010 11:58 AM
    He can sign a one year contract for the veteran minimum and still make 7 mil. Why trade for him when he’s about to become available very cheap. All you have to do is have the best opportunity for him to showcase his dwindling skills to get a new contract next year.
    ==================================
    Because someone else can claim him off the waiver wire. If you want a guy, the best way to ensure you get him is to trade for him. Otherwise you run the risk of someone else grabbing him off waivers.

  26. SpartaChris says: Sep 4, 2010 7:43 PM

    OK, turns out I’m wrong about someone else claiming him off the waiver wire. Since he’s a vested veteran, he doesn’t have to pass through waivers.
    Either way, only reason to trade for him would be to ensure you get him. Otherwise someone else might nab him.

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