Hear It Here First: TJ Houshmandzadeh Finally Speaks Out

Published on September 3, 2010 by     Seahawks.Com News (Feed)

Ask T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and he’ll tell you he has one foot out of the door in Seattle.

The veteran wide receiver expressed his frustration with a report on the league’s website that the Seattle Seahawks are shopping him around the NFL and looking for a trade partner after the team’s final exhibition game in Oakland.

“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.”

Speculation that Houshmandzadeh could be traded has been percolating around the league for weeks, but finally bubbled to the surface on Thursday.

Seattle likely won’t cut Houshmandzadeh because they still would be on the hook for his $7 million salary, already guaranteed for this season.

The 32-year-old receiver was outspoken in his first season in Seattle last year, and had communication issues with veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. But Houshmandzadeh still led Seattle in receptions with 79, his lowest output since 2005.

He also is returning from sports hernia surgery during the offseason, so that could have hindered the Seahawks trying to move him earlier during training camp, with teams wanting to make sure he’s healthy.

If the Seahawks are unable to move Houshmandzadeh before Saturday’s final roster cuts, repairing the damage that has been done could be an issue.

“I don’t have to repair nothing,” Houshmandzadeh said. “Why do I have to repair anything? I’m going to go play football, like I always have. And if I play, I play. And if I don’t, it’s because they don’t want me on the field. That’s how I’m approaching everything. It’s out of my control.”

Houshmandzadeh had an opportunity to return to Cincinnati or sign with Minnesota last offseason, but ultimately decided on a four-year, $40 million deal with the Seahawks because he felt most comfortable with then-head coach Jim Mora and believed he could help turn things around for a team that had gone 4-12 the previous season.

“If I leave here that means I’m not wanted,” he said. “Everybody wants to feel wanted. It’s doesn’t matter, but it’s like, ‘Wow.’ But that’s just how it goes. I’ve never been in a situation like this. I’ve never been a guy that wasn’t wanted. I was always wanted. So we’ll see.”

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

rm2_7341-2

Reducing Roster to 53 a “Very Difficult” Time for Seahawks

The Seahawks reduced their roster to 75 players on Monday, which meant telling a lot of young men ...
_rm33244

Pete Carroll: Seahawks Free Safety Earl Thomas “Ready To Go”

Free safety Earl Thomas, who's recovering from offseason shoulder surgery after a hit he gave in this past ...
6_3555633

Pete Carroll on Fred Jackson: ‘We have not made that decision’

Running back Fred Jackson may wind up being a member of the Seattle Seahawks sooner rather than later, ...
rm7_9699-2

Seahawks Trade Wide Receiver Kevin Norwood to Carolina Panthers

The Seahawks have traded receiver Kevin Norwood to the Carolina Panthers on Monday, receiving an undisclosed conditional 2017 ...
_rm17327

Seahawks Reduce Roster to 76 Players

The Seahawks made a number of moves Monday ahead of the league’s deadline to reduce rosters to 75 ...
11970517-standard

He’s 30, but Seahawks’ Mebane is back and better

The drill for Brandon Mebane interviews follows a script: Writer asks Seattle Seahawks PR guy to set it ...
600x405x140930-gilliam-600.jpg.pagespeed.ic.DwhV7Niefu

New RT Garry Gilliam improves rapidly

Don’t tell Garry Gilliam his first start wasn’t in a real game. Trying to block Justin Houston is as ...
_d4s7270

Seahawks Linebackers Impress in Kansas City

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner had a pregame message for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Despite having only five ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz