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Seahawks release T.J. Houshmandzadeh

The Seattle Seahawks released wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh on Saturday.

The move became official when the Seahawks were unable to find a trade partner for the 33-year-old wideout, whose $7 million 2010 salary is fully guaranteed.  Mike Williams and Deion Branch now form Seattle’s starting receiver duo.  Deon Butler and rookie Golden Tate are next on the depth chart.
Though many rumors have connected him to the Vikings and even his former team, the Bengals, Houshmandzadeh’s best fit on paper would be in Washington.  The Redskins currently plan to start over-the-hill Joey Galloway opposite Santana Moss.  Houshmandzadeh could fill the possession and slot receiver roles, replacing Galloway outside in two-receiver formations.
As NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora pointed out on Twitter late Friday night, Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb has politicked for receiver help.  And after signing a one-year “prove it” contract with the Skins, Houshmandzadeh could probably get notoriously reckless owner Daniel Snyder to pay big bucks to keep him off the free agent market in 2011.
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34 Responses to “Seahawks release T.J. Houshmandzadeh”
  1. steelers rule says: Sep 4, 2010 2:27 PM

    Hey T.J. your Madden rating continues to fall!

  2. seahawks670 says: Sep 4, 2010 2:29 PM

    SEAHAWKS SUCKS NOW what are they thinking well let’s see how far out Branch will last

  3. Oakley Freak says: Sep 4, 2010 2:29 PM

    I hear McDonald’s is hiring!!!

  4. ItalyProdigy says: Sep 4, 2010 2:31 PM

    wow, pft, im impressed, wait, no im impressed with you Silva, amazing. the greatest post ive seen on pft, ever. its short, without byassed opinions, and idiotic statements. congrats. you made me want to extend your contract for a week. the me still coming PFT contract.

  5. Deadeye says: Sep 4, 2010 2:31 PM

    TJ Houshmandzadeh and Daniel Snyder, sounds like a match made in over-the-hill-and-overpaid free agent signing heaven.

  6. seahawkfan says: Sep 4, 2010 2:34 PM

    This will hurt us short term but pete is using this season to rebuild so I don’t see anything special happening this season. Maybe this is a sign that they will trade for vincent jackson today before his signing deadline Where he will get suspended for three more games.

  7. joshington says: Sep 4, 2010 2:39 PM

    McNabb back to pass, he’s got Housh in the end zone for the TD! 28-6 Skins lead the Cowgirls here in the third quarter.

  8. darrius_heyward-bey-butterfingers says: Sep 4, 2010 2:40 PM

    Why did Seattle draft Golden Tate? Was he highest on their Best Name Available list?

  9. Volskins says: Sep 4, 2010 2:40 PM

    Yes!

  10. natelan says: Sep 4, 2010 2:41 PM

    The Chargers should call mulligun and drop crayton and grab houshamazou instead.

  11. Cleg says: Sep 4, 2010 2:43 PM

    Needless and useless shots at the Redskins. Who are you punk? You are not even Florio. What are you a Cowboys fan?

  12. natelan says: Sep 4, 2010 2:43 PM

    T.J. Houzeurmomma… lmao, that commercial was so funny…

  13. habibfromnewdehli says: Sep 4, 2010 2:46 PM

    If I understand correctly… TJ is going to get 7 million from the Seahawks this year no matter what. So a team could sign him for nothing, and he’s still making 7 million. If he doesn’t work out, you lose nothing. If he does… you got a good receiver for a year for nothing. And you can choose to extend the contract at any time.
    Pretty sweet deal…
    TITANS… you haven’t got Vince a real receiver since you drafted him. WAKE UP! There’s plenty of other teams that could use him, but Titans are just so obviously in need of a receiver.

  14. Peester15 says: Sep 4, 2010 2:48 PM

    I think T.J. would look great next to Steve Smith…(the real one)

  15. Kevin C says: Sep 4, 2010 2:54 PM

    # seahawks670 says: September 4, 2010 2:29 PM
    SEAHAWKS SUCKS NOW what are they thinking well let’s see how far out Branch will last
    Is that English?

  16. sweetnlow310 says: Sep 4, 2010 2:56 PM

    Good riddance, you spoiled crybaby. Have fun ruining another team’s locker room!

  17. FumbleNuts says: Sep 4, 2010 3:03 PM

    # seahawks670 says: September 4, 2010 2:29 PM
    SEAHAWKS SUCKS NOW what are they thinking well let’s see how far out Branch will last.
    Dude calm down, WR Mike Williams is only 26 yrs old and coming on STRONG!

  18. Krow says: Sep 4, 2010 3:06 PM

    Thanks for the $7,000,000 suc’kers.

  19. downsouth49er says: Sep 4, 2010 3:06 PM

    Oakley Freak says:
    September 4, 2010 2:29 PM
    I hear McDonald’s is hiring!!!
    such a stupid comment….his salary this year is $7mil…since when did someone making that amount of money needs a job at McDonalds? What a douche!!!!

  20. crabman82 says: Sep 4, 2010 3:11 PM

    fumble nuts buying the mike williams hype, lol……

  21. skoolboylwc says: Sep 4, 2010 3:12 PM

    rams should pick him up. if not then tade for v jax. rams need a true no 1 reciever. they spent $50mill gurantee on bradford for what? to hand the ball off to steven jackson on every play? spend money on a wr and draft high for a LT and they will easily be a contender.

  22. Feldman_oten says: Sep 4, 2010 3:17 PM

    Come to Carolina where receivers go to die.

  23. Tdk24 says: Sep 4, 2010 3:22 PM

    Can you say Alvin Harper?

  24. mwcarolina says: Sep 4, 2010 3:23 PM

    if San Diego is smart, they sign him and trade Jackson for a 3rd round pick.

  25. Simon12345 says: Sep 4, 2010 3:24 PM

    Why would you make it sound like Washington signing TJ woudl be the same old stupid overspending from Washington? They’ve actually been fairly restrained this year and this signing would clearly fill a need?
    This is one instance where going back to the same, old tired stereotype (i.e. Redskins overpay for FAs) is not only wrong but just plain stupid.
    I hope the Redskins make the signing. TJ is not elite but he’s better than Thomas and the rest of that group…

  26. lurch's nyquil says: Sep 4, 2010 3:27 PM

    Deadeye, are you jealous? Would you just get real mad and have a hissy fit if Snyder signs him? Anyway– from a skins fan to skins fans, if the burg and gold do NOT sign TJ or VJ, do you think maybe our receivers are not as bad as they seem?? On paper looks like they could use the help.

  27. rovibe says: Sep 4, 2010 3:35 PM

    I never got the talk about the Vikings with this guy. They tried to get him last year, and he chose Seattle, so they drafted Harvin to play the slot. Now with Rice injured, Harvin will cover outside for 6+ weeks, so they traded for Camarillo to cover the slot. So why would they even consider Houshmandingdong now? That would be 3 slot receivers on the roster when Rice returns. Not gonna happen.

  28. jb1996 says: Sep 4, 2010 3:46 PM

    how bout buffalo him opposite lee evans might not be awful

  29. fan15062 says: Sep 4, 2010 3:49 PM

    I know there is zero consideration on the Steelers part, but I would much rather see TJ Houshmanzillah line up with Ward and Wallace instead of Randle El. Plus he would be much cheaper with the seahawks picking up most of the tab.
    Championship!!

  30. BigBear123 says: Sep 4, 2010 3:50 PM

    Imagine he’ll take league minimum and find somewhere to play while sticking to the Hawks.
    How would a signing bonus work against his compensation from the Seahawks?

  31. sweetnlow310 says: Sep 4, 2010 4:09 PM

    “fumble nuts buying the mike williams hype, lol……”
    Anybody whose seen Mike Williams play this preseason is buying the hype. He’s sure looked better than Crabtree. Oh wait…

  32. crabman82 says: Sep 4, 2010 4:22 PM

    sweetnlow310 says:
    September 4, 2010 4:09 PM
    “fumble nuts buying the mike williams hype, lol……”
    Anybody whose seen Mike Williams play this preseason is buying the hype. He’s sure looked better than Crabtree. Oh wait…
    ———————————————–
    pretty funny how seahawk fans are buying his hype but refuse to even accept the notion that alex smith can turn it around, when reality is they both have equal shots at being productive players

  33. Someone says: Sep 4, 2010 5:38 PM

    Sign him up Vikings now that he’s lost the 7 million dollar cuff.

  34. theguy9 says: Sep 4, 2010 11:50 PM

    i’d take alex smith over matt hasselback anyday of the week
    also mike williams better than crabtree? Lol? please puff pass that shit over
    i suppose next your gonna try to tell me charles rogers is better than randy moss

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