With just days to go until the deadline for teams in the National Football League to trim their rosters from 75 to the regular-season limit of 53, the Seattle Seahawks have a high-profile player they wouldn’t mind getting rid of.
According to sources cited by Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, the Seahawks are shopping veteran wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
With the emergence of free agent signee Mike Williams along with solid play from second-year pro Deon Butler, rookie Golden Tate and veteran Deion Branch, Houshmandzadeh and his sizable contract have become unnecessary. Houshmandzadeh is set to make over $7 million guaranteed this season.
The sources used by La Canfora indicate a desire by Seattle to ship their wide receiver for money. The news comes two days after the team sent veteran cornerback Josh Wilson to the Baltimore Ravens for a conditional draft pick.
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