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Report: Jets have no interest in Houshmandzadeh

Earlier today, Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that four teams have shown interest in trading for Seahawks receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh:  the Jets, the Cardinals, the Vikings, and the Chargers.

Two of those have been disputed.  Tom Pelissero of 1500espn.com says the Vikes aren’t interested, and now Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News says that the Jets made no offer, either.

Based on Rosenthal’s blurb from last night, we can’t imagine anyone wanting to trade for the guy.  Houshmandzadeh’s $7 million salary is fully guaranteed by the Seahawks; if he’s cut the Seahawks will get an offset based on his new salary, but they’ll be on the hook for the balance.

If a trade is finagled, we suspect that the Seahawks would agree to pay a big chunk of the salary, and the new team to pay only a portion of it.

Since they’re going to be paying up to $7 million anyway, why not agree to eat, say, $6 million of it if it means getting a draft pick, a bag of balls, a bowl or lukewarm soup, and/or a handful of tokens for the machines at Chuck E. Cheese’s?

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15 Responses to “Report: Jets have no interest in Houshmandzadeh”
  1. Filbertkiwi71 says: Sep 4, 2010 11:52 AM

    How about a case of maple bars?

  2. realitypolice says: Sep 4, 2010 11:52 AM

    So where is the withering criticism of Joe Reedy, who apparently falsely reported interest of two teams?
    If you track this site long enough, you could easily come up with a list of who Florio likes and doesn’t like in the media based on how he comments on their reports.
    Apparently, Reedy has said something nice about Florio in the past. Hence, we get a straight report that two of the teams have disputed Reedy’s, instead of a scathing attack on Reedy for reporting false information.

  3. sweetnlow310 says: Sep 4, 2010 11:56 AM

    “draft pick, a bag of balls, a bowl or lukewarm soup, and/or a handful of tokens for the machines at Chuck E. Cheese’s?”
    That’s way too much value for this guy.

  4. Playmaker's Dealer says: Sep 4, 2010 12:00 PM

    i guess they need to rid this guy, but they dont want to face this guy twice a year. why would cardinals want him anyway–they’re deep at WR?
    SD is also now deep at WR
    so none of those teams make sense. vikings are the only remote chance of the 4…no?

  5. TheRedBengal says: Sep 4, 2010 12:07 PM

    Reedy said those teams showed interest. That doesn’t mean that those teams offered anything. Mehta of the New York Daily News said the Jets didn’t make an offer, not that they did not show interest.

  6. jsbeck says: Sep 4, 2010 12:12 PM

    Jets are interested in ANYONE who once did SOMETHING!? no??
    -Boycottfootball

  7. Rhapsody says: Sep 4, 2010 12:17 PM

    Agreed, RP. If you make Florio’s “our pals at…” list, you can do no wrong. Florio needs to mine a list of contacts around the NFL, because he never earned his chops as either a beat reporter or radio personality. He has no resume to earn respect from inside sources, so he has to curry favor with these hack reporters who copy Florio’s style of wild speculation/fabrication. They think they have a 50/50 chance of being right on whatever rumors they spread. If they are right, they get credit for a scoop. If they are wrong, they just report the facts and forget about their erroneous speculation. Terry Bradshaw lives.

  8. SomeFans says: Sep 4, 2010 12:17 PM

    jets need a QB. Sanchez won’t cut it. (good times)

  9. Dbellina says: Sep 4, 2010 12:25 PM

    Wow, this is the first overrated, big name player the Jets haven’t tried to sign this off season.

  10. FinFan68 says: Sep 4, 2010 12:37 PM

    it’s better for all the teams to wait. seattle is on the hook for $7M so a team could pay him $0 and the seahawks are screwed. I wouldn’t want this guy. He is average and a diva…and the Jets have a few too many of those guys already

  11. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Sep 4, 2010 12:43 PM

    I’ve got to say, I am pretty surprised about this. It could have sworn they were on a mission to gather the largest collection of douches in the NFL, and this guy would fit right in there.

  12. MagicMan407 says: Sep 4, 2010 12:57 PM

    LOL why exactly would the Jets be interested in getting yet another reciever?? They already have the Santonio “4:20″ Holmes, and Braylon “Ill catch the next one” Edwards and dont forget Jericho “why the heck aint I more loved” Cotchery. They dont need shit yo!

  13. Rhapsody says: Sep 4, 2010 1:09 PM

    Any trade for Housh would likely require the Hawks to pay almost all his salary anyway. So, trade or release, Seattle is coughing up the dough.

  14. Brewdogg says: Sep 4, 2010 1:33 PM

    # Playmaker’s Dealer says: September 4, 2010 12:00 PM
    i guess they need to rid this guy, but they dont want to face this guy twice a year. why would cardinals want him anyway–they’re deep at WR?
    SD is also now deep at WR
    so none of those teams make sense. vikings are the only remote chance of the 4…no?
    —————————————————
    No. We are perfectly happy going with Harvin, berrian, and Camarillo until Rice comes back. We don’t need Housch whining because he has to fight Berrian for the #4 spot when everyone is healthy.

  15. natelan says: Sep 4, 2010 7:03 PM

    No. We are
    perfectly happy
    going with Harvin,
    berrian, and
    Camarillo until Rice
    comes back. We
    don’t need Housch
    whining because he
    has to fight Berrian
    for the #4 spot when
    everyone is
    healthy.
    ———————–
    Dang, we Chargers fans are jealous of your WR situation. Now if only we had a league-leading WR of our own… Oh wait, we do, but he’s an alcoholic who’s allergic to working.
    Hope your agent cashes in big on Revis, ’cause you’re going to be bumming rides AND your bar money from him until you decide to get back to work for 3+ million dollars, you idiot.
    50 million? More than you can chew, kid. See you at the unemployment office.

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