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Raiders will work out Houshmandzadeh Tuesday

Posted on: October 31, 2011 10:55 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

In an obvious attempt to recreate the magic of the Cincinnati Bengals, the Raiders are bringing in receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh for a workout on Tuesday.

The rumored workout gained enough steam that reporters asked Raiders coach Hue Jackson about the possibility of bringing in Housh, and he confirmed that Oakland would check the wide receiver out on Tuesday.

"No we have not [worked out Houshmandzadeh]," Jackson said Monday. "T.J. will work out here tomorrow. I know everybody keeps saying, 'Has he worked out?' and this, that and the other. No, he’ll work out tomorrow. We’ll bring him in tomorrow and take a good look at him."

Besides the connection between Jackson (former wide receivers coach for the Bengals), Houshmandzadeh had the best years of his career catching the ball from new Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer, and worked out with Palmer during the offseason.

However, Houshmandzadeh's been largely ineffective since leaving Cincinnati -- he caught 79 passes for 911 yards with the Seahawks in 2009 after signing a big free-agent deal, was released and latched on in Baltimore during the 2010 season, when he caught just 30 balls for 398 yards.

Houshmandzadeh worked out the with Pats this offseason but never caught on. And even though he's had success with Jackson and Palmer before, if he ends up signing with the Raiders, it's hard to imagine him providing any sort of real upgrade for Oakland.

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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Raiders will work out Houshmandzadeh Tuesday

The 49ers passed up on signing TO, TJ and and one else with the initials "T". They signed some receiver I have never heard of rather than some aging, injury-proned or underachieving former superstar. 


maskxing
Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: November 1, 2011 1:22 pm
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Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2011 10:50 am
 

Raiders will work out Houshmandzadeh Tuesday

Wow because the bengals throwaways are the way I would want to go.....



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2011 10:20 am
 

Raiders will work out Houshmandzadeh Tuesday

Cuda - Exactly.. I couldn't help but laugh at that comment.   I would think that the raiders would not want anything to do with bringing back the bengals with palmer, tj and ocho.  They've decent enough receivers already.. just roll with it.  



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2011 10:04 am
 

Raiders will work out Houshmandzadeh Tuesday

Palmer needs a security blamket and If Housh is in shape, you can bet the farm the Raiders will be signing him. He is a good possesion reciever and would work well on 3rd downs out there.



Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2011 9:14 am
 

Raiders will work out Houshmandzadeh Tuesday

for the other teams in the division



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2011 8:52 am
 

Raiders will work out Houshmandzadeh Tuesday

this could be a good thing



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2011 7:32 am
 

Raiders will work out Houshmandzadeh Tuesday

"recreate the magic of the Cincinnati Bengals?" priceless!


Gat
Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2011 1:49 am
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