A thought that has been gaining momentum in recent weeks is that the Seahawks may want to cut ties with WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh. He turns 33 this month, in some people’s opinion he doesn’t fit in well in the new offense, and some wonder if his attitude and relationship with Matt Hasselbeck* make him not worth the trouble.
*Both Hasselbeck and Housh have said that they have a good relationship, but some people haven’t gotten past the scene of Houshmandzadeh making a scene in Dallas last season.
But here’s the thing, the Seahawks aren’t likely to cut a player who led the team in receptions last season, and who is due $7 in guaranteed money this year.
Now, however, Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network is saying that the Seahawks are looking to trade Houshmandzadeh.
La Canfora also concedes that such a trade isn’t likely to happen given the amount of money Houshmandzadeh is owed this season, but it certainly will be something to monitor between now and the weekend when cuts are made.
Is a trade possible? Sure. Could Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider conceivably decide to eat $7million since it’s not a player they signed? I suppose. But ultimately we’re talking about a player who led the team with 79 catches last season—and ball all accounts he underperformed in doing that—and the Seahawks’ roster isn’t exactly full of proven commodities at receiver, so while it is possible that Houshmandzadeh won’t be on the roster come Saturday night, I wouldn’t bet on it.