Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune caught up with Seattle Seahawks wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, whose name bubbled up in trade talk on Thursday, and lets just say he doesn’t sound super thrilled to be on the block.
“If Pete (head coach Pete Carroll) feels like that makes them better, then I’ll be somewhere else,” Houshmandzadeh said. “It’s as simple as that. I can’t control it. I’m the type of dude where it doesn’t bother me because I can’t control it, but it does bother me because nobody said anything to me, and nobody has said anything to me.
“And I’ve got a wife and kids that are coming up to Seattle, and now that’s not going to happen because of what you hear. And so I’ll just play everything by ear.”
The good news for Houshmandzadeh – and his wife, and his kids – is that his guaranteed $7 million contract is tough to move and there don’t seem to be a lot of takers. Gregg Rosenthal of ProFootballTalk sums it up nicely…
It’s not that no one wants Houshmandzadeh. No one wants him for $7 million guaranteed — except former Seahawks G.M. Tim Ruskell.