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Ravens sign T.J. Houshmanzadeh

Any flirtation with T.J. Houshmanzadeh didn't last long. According to multiple reports, Houshmanzadeh signed today with the Baltimore Ravens.

Released Saturday by the Seahawks, Houshmanzadeh agreed to one-year deal, according to ESPN. The Seahawks are on the hook for the bulk of his $7 million guarantee.

The Redskins, meanwhile, will open practice today with six receivers and Joey Galloway appears to be the favorite to start opposite of Santana Moss against the Cowboys on Sunday.

By Rick Maese  |  September 6, 2010; 11:56 AM ET
 
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damn...well hopefully another wr and one more o line can pop up

Posted by: leevi98 | September 6, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

first to say Redskins Blew it. Guess they were to worried about what to do with fat albert and let a great WR get away. Bruce Allen Blew it

Posted by: unknownsouljah | September 6, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Seahawks released Housh and said that he can't run anymore. Just too slow. So we are better off without.

Posted by: Wemiss21 | September 6, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Yep...a lost opportunity. The cost was effectively zero and this would have been an upgrade at WR no matter how you slice it. He might be past his prime, but he still has height and a demonstrated track record. Plus, he is hungry for a long term deal (unlike AH) and will play his guts out this season.

Posted by: Ebola_22039 | September 6, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

the choice was his. b-more dose look like a better opportunity right now and plus he gets a chance to give cincy the business, not to mention he'll be a true slot for the ravens..

Posted by: cboyhater | September 6, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Redskins should've picked him up. Being budget minded is important but so is winning. Don't be too cheap, Washington.

Posted by: alocowboy | September 6, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse


Hail to the youth movement !

Posted by: hessone | September 6, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

why in the world would the skins not make a push for TJ Housmanzadeh???? We have the weakest receiving core in the league, and we pass up on a cheap, veteran, possession receiver.Yeah..Joey Galloway is really going to cause fear in opposing DB's. This is just another example as to why the Ravens will always be head and shoulders above my beloved 'Skins.

Posted by: beigebandit | September 6, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Ozzie Newsome has always been funny about WRs. Not much luck drafting them, seems to prefer vets like Mason, Stallworth, Bouldin, and now TJ. They also act like they think Todd Heap might be about done, drafting two TEs (Dickson and Pitta) in the middle rounds. The real problem is still in that defensive backfield, with Ed Reed out six games or longer and Josh Wilson having to take over for Foxworth (Josh is fast, but that's not an even swap).

I dunno, they looked All-World in preseason, but they were showing a lot on both defense and offense (including a no-huddle). Reminded me of what Rex Ryan does with the Jets -- talk them up mercilessly in hopes they'll live up to the expectation.

Anyway, IMO losing TJ isn't much of a blow. Be nice to have the guy because he catches the ball, but he brings baggage, too. Somebody else can have a chance.

Posted by: Samson151 | September 6, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Ravens need him because he is a possession type receiver, but we have that in Cooley and Davis. We need speed, which is why we signed Galloway. Obviously Galloway is not in his prime anymore, but what we really need is a speed receiver, not a guy like Housh.

Posted by: Wemiss21 | September 6, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

"We need speed, which is why we signed Galloway. Obviously Galloway is not in his prime anymore, but what we really need is a speed receiver, not a guy like Housh.
Posted by: Wemiss21"

I guess he's still got most of that speed. He was once the fastest in the NFL, or very close to it. Some guys keep their speed longer than others (Darrell Green).

Posted by: Samson151 | September 6, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

One word..."POOR"!

Not signing TJH when we had a real need and the cost was

Haynesworth not being up for even the nickel D after all the crap he put us through this offseason (not even touching the $$ part of it)...POOR

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | September 6, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Watched espn this morning and schefter reported that Housh was going to choose which team to go to because every team was going to offer him the same deal so that the seahawks have to pick up 6.125 mil of his contract. Housh just chose to play for the ravens rather than us.

Posted by: kickass10101 | September 6, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Ravens need him because he is a possession type receiver, but we have that in Cooley and Davis. We need speed, which is why we signed Galloway. Obviously Galloway is not in his prime anymore, but what we really need is a speed receiver, not a guy like Housh.

Posted by: Wemiss21 | September 6, 2010 12:10

All the Ravens have are possession WRs..Mason, Boldin, now Housh. The Skins have TEs as their possession receivers, which is fine to an extent. The real problem for the Skins is that they have no one behind Moss> Over the last two years, from two through six their has been minimal production out of these Wrs over the last two years. How much $$ do you want to wager that Moss makes it through the healthy.

Posted by: TWISI | September 6, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Someone explain to me how the redskins blew this? The man was already going to make money 7 mil. So TJ had all the leverage. So he can decide where he wanted to go and what was the best situation.

Posted by: BREV1 | September 6, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

I totally agree with those who believe that Allen blew it. There is no way that the team could not have benefitted from TJ for under a mill; even if he was only a back up. Our receiver corp is one of the weakest in the league. It's fine to say we are going to build with a youth movement; but why then did you go get McNabb? At least two of our six recievers will not be in the league in two years, not because they are too old, because they will prove they do not have what it takes to play in the NFL.

Posted by: Skin4Life1 | September 6, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

From ESPN:

The recently released T.J. Houshmandzadeh has narrowed his choices to Oakland and Washington, according to Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times.

Danny - dude. Ouch! Double ouch!

Posted by: JumboJimbo | September 6, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

The reason to sign a guy like Housh is simple, possession guys are the key to winning. A high % ten yard play is better than a low % 20 yard play. Of course, for this Skins team, its also because we have a poor WR group after Moss.

As for Albert starting -- that doesn't matter. He's better off playing 35 plays at full speed and energy than playing 49 plays. He's part of a rotation. Very few interior linemen play that many snaps in a game. I'm not sure if any of our DL, other than Andre Carter, played that many snaps in any game last season -- let alone a preseason game.

I didn't see the last game, but vs the jets, Albert made some very good plays. However, at DE, he seemed to lose the power he brings. Instead of making contact immediately with a G or C, as he would coming out of his stance on the interior, he had to take a step or two before engaging the OT. That step seemed to rob Albert of his power, making him less effective.

I was excited about Albert spending time as a DE, but after what I saw vs the Jets, I'm not excited about that anymore. Keep him on the interior where he blows up plays.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 6, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

this suxs for the skins that would have been a great add to r reciving corps

Posted by: xredskinzx | September 6, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Over the last two years, from two through six their has been minimal production out of these Wrs over the last two years. How much $$ do you want to wager that Moss makes it through the healthy.

Posted by: TWISI | September 6, 2010 12:17 PM |

Dude - happy Labor Day. A little hair of the dog?

Posted by: JumboJimbo | September 6, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Some people are acting like the Redskins had any leverage... They would of had to pay more than $7 million to guarantee his services... The Ravens are in position to WIN the SB this year... TJ had all the leverage because he was going to get paid 7 million regardless.

Posted by: tony325 | September 6, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

What is wrong with shanny. He is all over galloway's nuts, and gallow should not even be in the leauge, he sucks now, and he makes an all pro d-tackle play the entire 4th pre season game. Makes a lot of sense.

Posted by: Michael_ASU | September 6, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

As for Albert starting -- that doesn't matter. He's better off playing 35 plays at full speed and energy than playing 49 plays.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | September 6, 2010 12:26 PM |

What does matter though is that AH and MS are playing this "two scorpions in a bottle" game.

Posted by: JumboJimbo | September 6, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Some people are acting like the Redskins had any leverage... They would of had to pay more than $7 million to guarantee his services... The Ravens are in position to WIN the SB this year... TJ had all the leverage because he was going to get paid 7 million regardless.

Posted by: tony325 | September 6, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse


Logic is not a good argument against anger.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 6, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

I don't buy that there was nothing that Allen could have done to secure Housmanzadeh. He was too conservative and got out negotiated. Somebody try to tell me that Housmanzadeh will not have more catches and yards than Galloway, Roydell, Armstrong, Thomas, or Banks.

Posted by: Skin4Life1 | September 6, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

My chance to have the last words:

beep beep

Posted by: beep-beep | September 6, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

You people keep taking about a youth movement. Wake up! This is the oldest team the league has ever seen.

Posted by: lp_lodestar | September 6, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

sux that we didn't get this done, but I think in the end we will see something out of one of our rookies that will make us happy.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 6, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Some people are acting like the Redskins had any leverage... They would of had to pay more than $7 million to guarantee his services... The Ravens are in position to WIN the SB this year... TJ had all the leverage because he was going to get paid 7 million regardless.

Posted by: tony325 | September 6, 2010 12:31 PM |

Well put Tony. All of you saying Shanny and Allen blew it need to read this. They would have blown it if they offered him more than $7mil to play here. It would have been just like old times to do that.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 6, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Bloggers who say that the Redskins blew it with TJ are the same ones who criticize Snyder for bringing in old and washed up players.

Posted by: thorhero | September 6, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone consider that maybe the SKins are the team involved in the VJax trade that got called off? If you had your choice, would you want TJ or Vjax? The Chargers will trade him. They are playing hard ball. Housh can go to Baltimore and help Joe Flacco put up more fantasy points for my fantasy team. VKax can come here and help the Skins make the playoffs

Posted by: jmurray019 | September 6, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Big deal whoseyamama or whatever his name is didn't do a dam thing without ochocinco around.Whoseyamama is not a number one receiver he is ok in the slot as long as he is no the primary receiver... Have fun in BMORE hun...

Posted by: BeatDontStop | September 6, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Why are people saying we had to pay him 7 mil? Yes he is guaranteed 7 mil but Seattle is paying the majority of his contract.The Ravens are only paying him the one year min. veterans salary which is a steal. About $855,000. We blew it with this one. There is no way people can say that TJ isn't better than most of the receivers on our team right now. Would have been an upgrade over Joey Galloway in my opinion.

Posted by: Bbman73 | September 6, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Apparently people stopped paying attention when he left Cincy, because Housh is not as good as anybody we have right now any more. He is injured and slow and his teammates hated him.

Posted by: bosshog7169 | September 6, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Let me just say this if Joey Gallaway is your starting wide receiver we are in deep trouble. Santana will continue to be doubled Joey hasn't scared any body in 10 years.WE should have signed TJ OR VINCENT J. . Well i guess we know next years draft will be 3 more wideouts ...

Posted by: tbpetteway1 | September 6, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Housh would have come in with NO reps with McNabb, in an offense based heavily on TIMING...

After a mediocre season, we would have a chorus, consisting of the same commenters currently criticizing the franchise for not signing him, claiming that the skins are still signing over-the-hill free agents.

Trade Haynesworth to NE for Mankins, or back to TEN for a gaurd

Posted by: jboogie1 | September 6, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations, I just became a Ravens fan. Seriously.

Posted by: ParticipatoryDemocracyNow | September 6, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations, I just became a Ravens fan. Seriously.

Posted by: ParticipatoryDemocracyNow | September 6, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations, I just became a Ravens fan. Seriously.

Posted by: ParticipatoryDemocracyNow | September 6, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations, I just became a Ravens fan. Seriously.

Posted by: ParticipatoryDemocracyNow | September 6, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations, I just became a Ravens fan. Seriously.

Posted by: ParticipatoryDemocracyNow | September 6, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

sorry about that- there was some technical problem posting

Posted by: ParticipatoryDemocracyNow | September 6, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

The rare Royal Flush. Glad I was here to see it. Good luck with your Ravency. I don't see them playing well under the expectation.

Posted by: SMACK1 | September 6, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

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