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Houshmandzadeh signs with Ravens

Posted on: September 6, 2010 11:32 am
Edited on: September 6, 2010 3:20 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Remember how we posted last night that former Seahawks WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh – he of the $7 million guarantee – likely would end up in Oakland or in Washington. Well, we were close. He’s going to Baltimore.

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com , who’s been on quite a tear the past couple days, is reporting Houshmandzadeh and the Ravens have reached agreement on a one-year deal that will pay him $855,000 (the Seahawks have to pay him the rest of his guaranteed money).

In an interesting twist, Houshmandzadeh will be on the field when New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis takes his first game action of the 2010 season Sept. 13. Anquan Boldin is Baltimore’s top WR, but Houshmandzadeh should fit in fine with reliable WR Derrick Mason and TE Todd Heap. I imagine Houshmandzadeh will take a good chunk of Mark Clayton’s work in those three-receiver packages.

This isn’t the fastest or the youngest WR corps in the NFL, but the Ravens front office has given QB Joe Flacco some pretty good weapons. Houshmandzadeh will add his specialty into the mix, making tough catches across the middle and grabbing receptions that give his team first downs.

UPDATE (1:02 P.M.): According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post , Clayton is on the trading block now. If the Ravens can't trade him, the plan is to release him.

UPDATE (1:25 p.m.): USA Today caught up with Houshmandzadeh, and the WR said LB Ray Lewis recruited him to the team to help the Ravens win the Super Bowl.

"Ray said, 'If you want to win, this is the place to be,''' Houshmandzadeh told the paper. "The way he is on the field is how he is off the field. Passionate. Our conversation was passionate and insightful.

"I know from competing againt those guys when I was in Cincinnati how it is in Baltimore.''

UPDATE (3:19 p.m.): Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com is reporting the Ravens have traded Clayton to the Rams for late-round draft pick considerations. St. Louis needs some help at WR, and now, the Rams have it. 


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Comments

Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: September 6, 2010 12:42 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh signs with Ravens

Great sign!  The Ravens are now a legitimate Super Bowl contender.  I would not be surprised if they make it to the Super Bowl and actually win it.  This team is solid.  Very solid!  Look for them to have a tremendous year now.



Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2010 12:40 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh signs with Ravens

I think it's a good pick up for the Ravens. They need someone to welcome him to the clubhouse with some good wall to wall counseling tho. Keep his stupid ass in line.


One thing I don't get with the article;

Well, we were close. He’s going to Baltimore."


How is it close? You mean close like we almost found WMD's in Iraq? That kind of close??



Since: Mar 9, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2010 12:26 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh signs with Ravens

Kicking the Steelers around with this year just got a little easier! GO RAVENS!!!!!



Since: Nov 3, 2008
Posted on: September 6, 2010 12:24 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh signs with Ravens

I was a little bit upset by this. I did not want Hush for the simple reason of him having attitude problems and being so slow. I think this is just another WR to pad the corps, but I would've signed a speed threat to replace Stallworth. And to everyone saying he's too old, that's untrue. He's only 32, correct? Randy Moss is older. And so is Terrell Owens, who everyone is screaming about. Just saying. And he's sure handed over the middle. That's why Baltimore signed him. Too many of Flacco's passes went outside near the sidelines to Derrick Mason and Mark Clayton. Kelly Washington was the only over the middle threat Baltimore had last year when Todd Heap was blocking. I'm neutral to the signing... but I guess it could only be good paying him less than 1 million.



Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: September 6, 2010 12:20 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh signs with Ravens

They may be older but theres no denying the fact they are all above average WR's if you dont think its a good move then your a moron. Youre probably a bengal or steeler fan and god help you if your a browns fan. Thanks for the team.



Since: Jul 11, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2010 12:19 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh signs with Ravens

say what you want about my Ravens but Homer would never wear a Steeler Tshirt!!!


URINE TROUBLE!
Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: September 6, 2010 12:06 pm
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Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2010 12:06 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh signs with Ravens

I am not sure if these guys constitute "stacked" at any point in time.

Sure they look like the 2007 fantasy wide receiver crew, but all 3 have always been #2 receivers.

Boldin and Housh are slow as molasses.  Why else did Seattle let go of Housh?

Stallworth has speed but he is a personal life mess and 4 years removed from his one good NFL season in 2006.

The Ravens will be a good team.

But this is hardly a "stacked" group of former #2 wide receivers.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: September 6, 2010 12:05 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh signs with Ravens

BmoreHardly:  Can you say unstoppable?


No, but I can yawn. 

Can you say Browns and Bengals rejects?  Just sayin'.



Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: September 6, 2010 12:02 pm
 

Houshmandzadeh signs with Ravens

Mark Clayton is awful, Donte Stallworth is hurt and could barely make any catches back when Tom Brady was having that amazing year with Randy Moss, and T.J. was released for a reason. He is a possession receiver! In fact, every receiver you have that is any good is basically a possession receiver, i.e. you have no deep threats!!!

You have a stacked running game, no doubt, but your receiving core is average, above average at best. Unstoppable? Talk about a homer...




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