Today Could Be the Day For Donnie Avery, T.J. Houshmandzadeh

While “next man up” has rung true for the Buccaneers, Cowboys, Bills and Broncos through their wideout injuries, those next guys stepped up.

However, the Bills’ Roscoe Parrish is going to be out for awhile. Chan Gailey has hinted that they will sign a free agent rather than bringing up from the practice squad. Not only has Donnie Avery already worked out for them, but he fits the returner role better than T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Those two should be on the top of every WR-needy teams’ list. It’s hard to believe that – with as important as the passing game is – that these guys haven’t gotten non-guaranteed deals.

Eddie Royal hurt his groin and will be out 2-4 weeks. Tim Tebow played a little wide receiver for the Broncos.

The 49ers could be without Michael Crabtree and Braylon Edwards on Sunday. Crabtree missed last Sunday and Braylon Edwards is day-to-day.

The Chargers have injuries to Malcom Floyd and Patrick Crayton.

The Giants’ Mario Manningham might not be able to play the Ravens 6 days after having a concussion.

Ironically, the Cowboys need a receiver with Miles Austin likely out 4 weeks but would not consider the most decorated one out there, Terrell Owens.

Ravens WR Lee Evans could get shut down this week for healing purposes.

The Bears, Texans, Buccaneers, Rams, Saints, Seahawks and Jaguars have minor injuries at wide receiver.

Free agents:
David Clowney
Mardy Gilyard UPDATE! The Eagles are working him out today
James Hardy
T.J. Houshmandzadeh
Johnnie Lee Higgins
Jaymar Johnson
Terrell Owens
Maurice Price
Laurent Robinson UPDATE! The Cowboys will re-sign him (ESPN Dallas)
Derrick Williams

Practice squad:
Kris Adams (Bears)
Emmanuel Arceneaux (Vikings)
Ed Gant (Buccaneers)

With Randy Moss uninterested in coming back, I think the best receivers out there are Arceneaux, Houshmandzadeh, Avery and a recovering Owens in that order. The Bills, 49ers, Giants, Cowboys and Broncos are the teams that have the highest chance of signing someone.

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One Response to “Today Could Be the Day For Donnie Avery, T.J. Houshmandzadeh”

  1. Lou says:

    With Dominc Hixon of the NY Giants out for the season with the torn ACL…would the Giants consider looking at T.J Houshmandzadeh? He is one of the more notable free agents out there and he’s got good hands..veteran player..and I’m sure he’d be looking for redemption for last year dropping a pass in the playoffs against the Steelers when he was in Baltimore…just wondering…