Report: Ravens agree with WR Houshmandzadeh

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 12:25 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Ravens have agreed with former Seahawks WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh on a one-year, $855,000 contract, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Twitter on Monday morning.

Houshmandzadeh, 32, caught 79 passes for 911 yards and three TDs in 2009 for Seattle. The Seahawks released him on Saturday.

The Ravens bolstered their WR corps in the offseason, acquiring Anquan Boldin from Arizona and signing former Browns WR Donte' Stallworth, who is currently out with a broken foot. Houshmandzadeh adds yet another accomplished short and intermediate target to the passing game.

It's unclear whether Houshmandzadeh will start for Baltimore, who were slated to start Boldin and Derrick Mason.

Houshmandzadeh's arrival could signal the departure of veteran WR Mark Clayton, according to two reports. Aaron Wilson, who covers the Ravens for multiple media outlets including, reported on Twitter that the Ravens intended to try and trade Clayton, a former starter. If Clayton can't be traded, he will be released, according to Wilson's report. Also, Ross Tucker of Sirius NFL Radio, among other media outlets, reported on Twitter that he had heard rumors Clayton "may be available via trade."

Houshmandzadeh played eight seasons for Cincinnati (2001-08) before signing with the Seahawks last offseason. He has caught more than 70 passes in each of the last six seasons.




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