The Raiders got their first look at new receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh on the practice field and it looked like old times with him catching passes from Carson Palmer.|||||||
Houshmandzadeh practiced with his new team on Wednesday, a day after signing a contract with Oakland. His addition gives Palmer a receiver he knows well as the two played six seasons together in Cincinnati and worked out together as recently as last month before Palmer was traded to the Raiders.
Houshmandzadeh hauled in a 56-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco for his 600th catch on Sunday against Carolina.|||||||
Houshmandzadeh has agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens.|||||||
The 10-year veteran was cut by Seattle last week. He signed with the Seahawks as a free agent before the 2009 season and had a team-high 79 catches for 911 yards and three touchdowns. McGuire, Houshmandzadeh's agent, says Monday that the receiver "is excited about playing for such an amazing organization."
Houshmandzadeh is gone from Seattle after just one season.|||||||
Coach Pete Carroll continued his roster purge on Saturday as the Seahawks released players to reach the league-mandated 53-man roster. The most notable player gone is Houshmandzadeh, the Seahawks' leading receiver from a year ago. Houshmandzadeh signed a $40 million, five-year deal before the 2009 season, including a guaranteed $7 million for the 2010 season.
The Seahawks are looking to trade Houshmandzadeh in order to acquire wide receiver Vincent Jackson from San Diego, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.|||||||
Houshmandzadeh could end up in Minnesota, but it's too early to tell if a deal is coming together. Continue to monitor the developments.