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CHARGERS show early interest in T.J. Houshmandzadeh

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  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 4, 2010 10:01 AM ET
    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.

    Four teams reportedly show early interest in T.J. Houshmandzadeh | ProFootballTalk.com
     
  2. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Housh is older, slower, less talented, and overpaid.....WTF would we take on the full 4 remaining years of his overblown contract, and NOT pay Vincent Jackson?
    Are we not confident in Floyd and Naanee? Is someone injured that we don't know about? Makes no sense to me, bet it doesn't happen.
     
  3. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Hell AJ may have called and offered a 7th for him and that was the extent of it. We would not get his contract this year. Seattle would have to pay the difference of what we pay him. If we offered the minimum then Seattle would cough up the rest of the 7 mil.
     
  4. CoronaDoug

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    Despite no apparent interest from Bengals, Houshmandzadeh wants to come back

    Posted by Mike Florio on September 4, 2010 11:19 AM ET
    Possibly-soon-to-be-former Seahawks receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh has previously spoken about the fact that the money Seattle offered him in 2009 wasn't dramatically greater than the money he rejected in Cincinnati. And he has previously hinted at having remorse for leaving the Bengals.

    "I miss it," Houshmandzadeh told Carlos "Big C" Holmes of the Dayton Daily News in December 2009. "The grass ain't always greener. Let me tell you that."

    (The Daily News has repackaged the quotes in a new item, and if you don't read the article closely -- like I initially didn't do -- it appears that Houshmandzadeh made his comments since word of his shaky status in Seattle emerged.)

    So while there are no signs that the Bengals are willing to bring back Houshmandzadeh, he seemed to think there was a chance of it happening when the last season ended.

    "I might be comin' back," Housmandzadeh said. "[Coach] Marvin [Lewis] and me have been keeping a nice little dialogue. He knows."

    And there's all the Seahawks would need for a tampering case, if they'd choose to make one against the Bengals.

    There's currently no reason to think that the Bengals want Houshmandzadeh back. They squandered $7.85 million on Antonio Bryant and they've also signed Terrell Owens. Still, if the Seahawks cut him and the Bengals quickly sign him, the Seahawks may want to consider whether Houshmandzadeh's performance and/or attitude over the past several months has been infected by the knowledge that the Bengals were waiting from him to wiggle free.

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  5. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Yeah but there would still be 3yrs left on his contract, and as long as he plays we'd owe him whats left, which is still too much.
     
  6. CoronaDoug

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    AJ could have contacted his agent to see if he would be willing to renegotiate after this year and he said no. Either way we are in agreement that this would have not been a good move. See what VJ has caused! :lol:
     
  7. CoronaDoug

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    Bengals dump two wideouts

    Posted by Mike Florio on September 4, 2010 11:26 AM ET
    Though it's unknown whether the Bengals will show any interest in bringing back receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, they've cleared out two receivers as part of their final roster cuts.

    Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported via Twitter that former first-rounder Matt Jones has been released. Per a league source, the Bengals also have cut receiver Chad Simpson.

    It leaves the Bengals with five receivers, not counting Maurice Purify, who has been suspended for the first week of the season. Purify won't count on the final 53-man roster.

    It remains to be seen whether the Bengals made the moves to clear a spot for T.J. Houshmandazdeh. For now, that possibility remains unlikely but not out of the question.
    Bengals dump Matt Jones | ProFootballTalk.com
     
  8. CoronaDoug

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    Report: Houshmandzadeh wants Vikes, but they don't want him

    Posted by Evan Silva on September 4, 2010 1:18 PM ET
    In-limbo wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh told the Dayton Daily News in December of 2009 that he wanted to return to the Bengals. Housh appears to have changed his mind in the last nine months.

    udd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Houshmandzadeh has his eyes on the Vikings, but G.M. Rick Spielman's club "is not interested right now."

    Houshmandzadeh has been a Z receiver, or flanker, throughout his career, moving into the slot in three-receiver sets. With Sidney Rice (hip surgery) out until midseason at the earliest, the Vikings are using Percy Harvin in a similar role. Harvin, though, has injury concerns and has yet to prove capable of being an every-down NFL receiver.

    It sounds like the Vikings won't trade for or sign the soon-to-be-released wideout now, but Houshmandzadeh could be an option if he's still available after Week 1. If he really wants to play with Brett Favre, he'll wait.

    UPDATE: Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that the Cardinals are the latest team to bow out of the Houshmandzadeh sweepstakes. Somers, citing a person familiar with the Cardinals' thinking, reports that the team never had interest in trading for Houshmandzadeh, and characterizes it as "a non-situation."
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  9. CoronaDoug

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    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Wonderfull. Now the Raiders and Broncos can make their pitches.
     
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    AJ could might be blowing smoke or just simply "showing interest" I mean a vet on the roster who is reliable is always of interest, regardless, especially with all these younger guys on the roster.
     
  12. CoronaDoug

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    Getting lotsa questions about Houshmanzadeh. Let it rest. Chargers were never interested -- ka
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  13. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    It is intersting to wonder who will jump on him first OAK or Wash?
     
  14. DenverBolt67

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    The question is, why would TJ be interested in either? He is guaranteed $7mil this year. Seattle will have to pay the difference between what he gets from his new employer and the $7mil he is guaranteed. So a team could come in with league min or $6mil, he is still going to get $7mil. So why would he sign with a non-contender when he can go to a contender and make the same money?

    Ocho Cinco is alreayd tweeting that he will be campaigning to get him back in Cinci
     
  15. HollywoodLeo

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    That's assuming they don't cut him after this year.
     

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