Housh Finds New Home
Just two days after he was released by the Seattle Seahawks, veteran wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens. According to the NFL Network, Houshmandzadeh will make $855,000 for this season. The move was necessary after Ravens receiver Donte Stallworth broke his foot during the preseason, which will keep him out for up to eight weeks. Several teams were reportedly in the mix for Houshmandzadeh once he hit the market over the weekend, including St. Louis, Oakland, and Washington. A seventh-round pick out of Oregon State in the 2001 NFL Draft, the 32-year-old Houshmandzadeh played only one season with the Seahawks after signing a five-year $40 million free agent contract in March 2009. Prior to that, he spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals. Last year, Houshmandzadeh led Seattle with 79 receptions for 911 yards in 16 games. For his career, he has caught 586 passes for 6,693 yards and 40 touchdowns in 121 games.