The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has an interesting report regard the T.J. Houshmandzadeh trade rumors. Of course, the Minnesota Vikings were the losers – or winners, I suppose – of the Houshmandzadeh sweepstakes last year but could have a shot at landing him if he becomes available.
Besides considering a “second shot” at acquiring Houshmandzadeh, Judd Zulgad, who wrote the article, mentions that the Seahawks could be looking to create room for another big-contract player: Vincent Jackson.
The Seahawks have been rumored to have serious interest in acquiring Jackson from the San Diego Chargers, but the price of compensating San Diego and a new contract may be too high.
From Zulgad’s article:
Now it appears the Vikings could have another shot at Houshmandzadeh – if they are interested. The Seahawks are actively shopping Houshmandzadeh, according to NFL sources. The story was first reported this afternoon by Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network.
Seattle is believed to be trying to unload Houshmandzadeh because it would like an opportunity to clear salary cap space to potentially add disgruntled San Diego wide receiver Vincent Jackson in a trade. Houshmandzadeh is due to make $7 million plus guaranteed this coming season.