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Report: Houshmandzadeh working out in New England tomorrow

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The Patriots have one former high-profile Bengals receiver on the roster.  They could soon have two.

Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports that receiver T.J. Houshmandazadeh will visit the Patriots on Monday.

Houshmandzadeh, who played for the Ravens in 2010 after being cut by the Seahawks, has drawn little attention during free agency.  Apart from a rumor last week linking him to the Colts, his memorable name rarely has been largely forgotten.

The 10-year veteran joined the Bengals the same year as Chad Ochocinco.  Houshmandzadeh has 616 career receptions for 7,091 yards and 43 touchdowns.

Whether it leads to anything more remains to be seen.  Informed of the news via IM (remember, we’re 14-year-old girls), resident Patriots homer Rosenthal said, “Ugh.  Man, I hope they don’t sign him.”

At least he didn’t say “OMG.”

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30 Responses to “Report: Houshmandzadeh working out in New England tomorrow”
  1. NFL Football Now says: Aug 14, 2011 8:42 PM

    Reuniting Bengals? Only Belichick. Make sense as a redzone target as Gronk is the only physical WR they have.

  2. richm2256 says: Aug 14, 2011 8:51 PM

    Do they REALLY have a need for this guy? Who’s likely to get bumped if he sticks?

  3. TheWizard says: Aug 14, 2011 8:52 PM

    I gotta go with Rosenthal on this one

  4. Patskrieg dot com says: Aug 14, 2011 8:53 PM

    Absolutely. Positively. DO NOT WANT.

  5. beantownbeastoftheeast says: Aug 14, 2011 8:57 PM

    Hope he signs 1 year deal. He would add size to our smurf-like WR core!

  6. lasvegasone234 says: Aug 14, 2011 8:59 PM

    really i wonder who the odd WR out is? Tate?

  7. sweetnlow44 says: Aug 14, 2011 9:04 PM

    Fair warning, Brady… You won’t be able to do anything right by this guy. Throw it perfectly and as it bounces off his hands, he’ll blame you and throw a temper tantrum on the sidelines. And if he has to actually stretch for a ball to make the catch, watch out! This guy defines locker room cancer.

  8. MichaelEdits says: Aug 14, 2011 9:07 PM

    That’s nice, but can Belichick win games with Thrash and Stinkston?

  9. Deb says: Aug 14, 2011 9:13 PM

    NFL Football Now says:

    Make sense as a redzone target …

    Tell that to Flacco. After all his bragging, he dropped a critical on-the-numbers pass against Pittsburgh in the playoffs. If he hadn’t, he’d likely still be in Baltimore.

  10. hobartbaker says: Aug 14, 2011 9:14 PM

    That’s like….reeeally weeeeird.

  11. woojik says: Aug 14, 2011 9:16 PM


  12. MichaelEdits says: Aug 14, 2011 9:51 PM

    If Houshmandzadeh replaces Ochocinco, I will LOL and ROFL like a 14-year-old girl.

  13. phillyphever says: Aug 14, 2011 9:59 PM

    Ocho and Houshyourmomma reunited? YES PLEASE!!!!

  14. ronswansonsdinner says: Aug 14, 2011 10:17 PM

    Houshmandzadehhhhhhhh…yeah yeah…..HOUSHMANZADEHHHHHH

    I think that ESPN commercial is hilairous.

  15. bennyd720 says: Aug 14, 2011 10:36 PM

    maybe Julian Edelman is on the outs…I’d rather they keep Edelman if that turns out to be the case…

  16. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 14, 2011 10:38 PM

    Chad Johnson, Haynesworth and now Houshmanwhatever??
    Ever seen a locker room implode?
    Would be worth seeing.

  17. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 14, 2011 10:41 PM

    But I heard that Haynesworth accidentally ate Chad “look at me” Johnson’s left foot.
    He’s on IR so it kinda makes sense.

  18. minhw0714 says: Aug 14, 2011 11:03 PM

    Housh’s hands don’t work in the 4th quarter of Playoff games anymore. Especially on 4th down.

  19. GG Eden says: Aug 14, 2011 11:14 PM

    With Chad OchoCinco and now Housh possibly coming, it sounds like a perfect time to rename this franchise New England Cheetahs.

  20. occamssabre says: Aug 15, 2011 12:33 AM

    Deb beat me to it; TJ, while being a great guy, literally dropped the ball on the last Ravens pass of the season (which also happened to be 4th-16, I think). If he catches that pass, the Ravens have 1st-10.

  21. CKL says: Aug 15, 2011 12:54 AM

    ronswansonsdinner says: Aug 14, 2011 10:17 PM

    Houshmandzadehhhhhhhh…yeah yeah…..HOUSHMANZADEHHHHHH

    I think that ESPN commercial is hilairous.
    It’s funny, yes. And I still say “TJ HOUSHMAZILLI…LOCK IT UP…CHAMPIONSHIP” sometimes.

    I hear they’re talking to Jerry Richardson about coming out of retirement to play WR for them too. Sheesh.

  22. ossipeepats says: Aug 15, 2011 1:01 AM


  23. laxer37 says: Aug 15, 2011 1:11 AM

    Housh is the biggest crybaby in the league. I’ve lost respect for the Patriots organization for even considering this guy.

    There’s a reason no other team is going near him.

  24. footballphan says: Aug 15, 2011 3:16 AM


    “But I heard that Haynesworth accidentally ate Chad “look at me” Johnson’s left foot.
    He’s on IR so it kinda makes sense.”

    No one is on “IR” you moron. There isn’t one person on injured reserve. That’s means that you’re out for the entire season.

    Haynesworth is on the unable to practice list, b/c he has knee treatments every single yr, and they’d rather allow him to receive his knee treatments and be able to play in real games. It’s something they already knew when they signed him for a bag of peanuts.

    Oh, BTW–Belichick just said last week that he’d most likely be back in a week or so.

    You need to learn the difference between IR and training camp PUP.

  25. sinister23 says: Aug 15, 2011 3:39 AM

    The Pats gotta save a boat load of cash when the team goes out to eat….Senior discounts help after a long lock out! This team rivals most retirement homes.

  26. jersey73 says: Aug 15, 2011 7:08 AM

    Did BB wake up and think it was 1992 and he was the Cleveland Browns coach again, trying to show up the in-state rival Bengals???

  27. brasho says: Aug 15, 2011 8:41 AM

    If Rosenthal really IMed that, there’s no way that you didn’t edit it for typographical and spelling errors before posting it in your story.

    Here was Rosenthal’s real IM: UGGGG mann ii hoap thay doant sine himm

  28. homelanddefense says: Aug 15, 2011 9:31 AM

    Sorry but I dont see that happening, they are already crowded at WR

    Price are all locks

    You still have the young WR’s that they like

    Plus a special teams guy like Slater who somehow always makes the team and is listed a WR.

    Farnham and Jenkins have practice squad written all over them. Plus they drafted Ross.

    I dont see how Housh is better than Tate or Edleman, and he is way older. It would be hard to cut a 25 year old WR under your control to sign an older WR for one season. Especially considering Welker and Branch will both be FA’s next year.

  29. introy says: Aug 15, 2011 9:53 AM

    I wonder if there may be a motivation issue going on? Bringing in seasoned DB’s and TJ would make certain complacent new additions to the team pick up their step a little?

  30. savannahrose44 says: Aug 16, 2011 5:56 AM

    Just call him Houshmandloozah. This guy might still be a great football player if he could only get over himself. His attitude in Seattle sucked and so did his work ethic. I watched him give up on so many plays…Something he and Deion Branch have in common they deserve each other.

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