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Houshmandzadeh to decide by Sunday

Post by Eric Williams on Feb. 28, 2009 at 3:09 pm with 14 Comments »
February 28, 2009 3:09 pm

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Inquirer reports that free agent receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh plans to make a decision on where he will play by Sunday, choosing between Seattle, Minnesota or a return to Cincinnati.

Reedy reported that the Bengals already have an offer on the table for Houshmandzadeh.

Houshmandzadeh also talked to Here’s an excerpt on what he said about his visit to Seattle.

Houshmandzadeh left Seattle without a deal but with favorable impressions of the city and organization. His two children got a kick out of their plane landing on Lake Washington near the Seahawks facility.

“Training camp right on the lake,” Houshmandzadeh said. “And they’re a team that has had a lot of success. They had a down year last year (4-12) but they had a bunch of injuries.”

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  1. freedom_X says:

    So that big seaplane at camp was TJ. Good thing it was so sunny and calm yesterday! Here’s hoping he’ll come for $5 or 6 million a year (probably unrealistic, but what is Minnesota or Cincinnati likely to offer?)

    If he’s making his decision that fast, perhaps the market isn’t at $10 million for him. Minnesota is likely to outbid Seattle, but I’d always feel OK bidding against the Bengals…

  2. He is staying in Cincy. No big loss. Money should be spent on the likes of Canty, Olshansky, Cole , Haye, McFadden. If we need a veteran WR look at N. Washington, M. Clayton, etc. The draft is deep in WR’s this year. Take Monroe or Smith in 1st round and someone like Robiskie or Hicks in the 2nd.

  3. hawkcrazy says:

    dhardw. Not a bad call on everything but Housh. I really hope we can have him and a few that you mentioned (Olshansky, Canty and Hicks to be specific).

  4. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Staying in Cincy, huh? Wow…breaking news, you heard it here first.

    Anyway, curious to hear about the other FA visits and how the other needs are addressed in FA. Hopefully we will not draft a WR with the #4 pick. Better value at different positions (of which we require upgrades) at the #4 pick.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    I’m curious is this means the ‘Hawks made an offer to him or if nothing more than a general outline, so to speak, is on the table. I would like him, but 10 mil per? Let’s hope not.

  6. Just my prediction

  7. tampa trio screws up again

  8. If the Bungels and Vikes don’t offer what T. J. Houshmandzadeh is asking on Friday or Sat. By Sunday the Seahawks might lure T.J back to the Pacific Northwest homeland for a less money.
    Are the Seahawks talking to Bobby E. or Weaver or are they traveling around to different teams

  9. My 2 cents
    I think he gets 4-6 million/year heavy with incentives + signing bonus and 3-5 yr contract He’s coming to Seattle
    Why He’d be the #1 receiver here 2nd in Minn
    Every time he catches the ball 70000 fans yelling HOUSH!!!!

  10. Branch


    Matt would really have a nice group of receivers to throw to.

    Still, no damage will get done unless Matt is protected by a much improved offensive line.

    Walt has been an ironman, but lets face it, he’s not anymore with the microfracture and age concerns.

    Wahle is a continued injury risk at LG. I thought he had a fine year when healthy (minus 3 penalties that you can’t always count on at those specific game changing moments) this past season, but he hurt the same shoulder that Carolina was concerned with (and part of the reason they had released him).

    Spencer has been injury prone throughout his career. And I’ve never seen good production from him. If the zone blocking scheme truly is a “Centers for Dummies” as some have said — perhaps he will do better by not having to make tough calls at the line. Still, I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for him to get good and I have finally just given up hope on him actually being good or healthy (how the heck is his back doing anyways?).

    RG – WTF???

    RT – Lock was hurt coming out of camp last year and then got hurt and was put on IR at the end of the year. Two different injuries that cost him games. Not good.

    My point is that getting our current guys back to health is not going to solve everything. We have a gaping hole on the right side of our line (without Willis or Womack signed) and we need QUALITY depth, since the odds of all our injury prone OL staying healthy are not good anymore. Alex Mack falling to the 2nd round would be a blessing, but I don’t see it happening. Oher at #4 would solve LG and future LT, and Wahle would probably move to RG, but I don’t know.

  11. Dukeshire says:

    Thank you for re starting the o line chant in the draft. With or without Housh, and all the fun speculation for the draft, you and I both know o line is the biggest need on this team. Don’t forget Lock was hurt in ’07 as well. Seattle needs to resolve their o line issues now. That makes it all the more baffling that they haven’t locked up Willis yet.

  12. I don’t get it either.

    Ray Willis is more important than Housh, Cole, Canty, etc.

    AND after Willis is resigned, we still need help on the OL (depth wise — and future starting wise).

  13. ryanryan says:

    bobbyk and dukeshire – you two are spot on…we MUST draft an OT first round and like bk said, we need the first pick to be able to slide in either G position until either lock gets hurt again or walt hangs em up. SIGN WILLIS NOW!

  14. ryanryan says:

    on a side note, I bet willis is asking for a nice piece of the pie…he understands the dire need of our OLine.

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