Originally posted by ESPN (sports.espn.go.com)Updated: September 4, 2010, 4:59 PM ET Seahawks cut T.J. Houshmandzadeh
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The Seattle Seahawks have cut wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, a team source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
The Seahawks signed Houshmanzadeh to a five-year, $40 million contract last offseason, and Seattle will wind up having paid him $15 million for his one season with the Seahawks.
The 32-year-old Houshmanzadeh caught 79 passes last season and will be a bargain for another team this season.
Likely replacing Houshmandzadeh in the starting lineup will be former Detroit first-round draft pick Mike Williams.
The USC standout has impressed his former college coach Pete Carroll and will likely start opposite Deion Branch, with Deon Butler and Golden Tate as reserves.
Now, last night Vikes beat writer Judd Zulgad filed a report saying they definitely WEREN'T interested in him (startribune.com), but then an hour ago he tweeted:
Originally posted by @JuddZulgadHave heard the Vikings released wide receiver Javon Walker. Have to admit that surprises one.
He has since tweeted that the Vikings said they wouldn't TRADE for Houshmanzadeh...which somehow didn't make his story from yesterday.
After Pro Football Talk (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com) picked up Zuglad's tweet, their board AND Twitter lit up with rumours attempting to connect the dots...we'll wait a few hours for something more concrete before we post it here.
Say what you will about the guy, most players would have hung up the cleats after all the crap teams he played for. He has spent virtually all of his career as a backup, with the exception of a couple of seasons.