is confirming that the Oakland Raiders have signed veteran wide receiver T.J. Houshmanzadeh to a 1-year deal worth approximately $500K. The 9 year veteran has played with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2001 through 2008 (5 years with Carson Palmer) before two one-year stops in Seattle and Baltimore. Over those 10 years, Housh has caught 616 passes for 7,091 yards and 43 TDs.
I have mixed feelings about this move. On the one hand I want the team to do whatever it takes to make Carson Palmer feel comfortable to keep our playoff hopes alive this season. On the other hand, those who worried that Coach Jackson was delusionally remembering Carson Palmer from his All-Pro 2004-2006 era may be having some of those fears confirmed as Jackson again brings in someone with whom he is familiar who had great success in the '04-'06 seasons.
The Raiders have not announced a corresponding roster move to make room for Housmanzdeah, who will wear #84.
Thanks to Marcofromda510 and R8RFAN12 for being the first to post this information on S&BP.