Sunday, March 01, 2009

Vikings Close to Signing Houshmandzadeh?

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer at 10 am on March 1:

"Hawks: T.J. still in Viking-Land

T.J. Houshmandzadeh remains in Minnesota. He was just seen arriving at the Vikings headquarters in a limo, according to the Star Tribune.

The free-agent wide receiver from the Bengals was taken to dinner in Minneapolis last night. He is schedule to tour their facility this morning, while club officials talk money with his agent.

T.J. visited the Seahawks on Friday and also was at their headquarters in Renton yesterday before flying to Minneapolis."

With money that must be spent or lost to the league, the Vikings likely will look to spend that cap money on a free agent who can generate interest among the team's growingly impatient fan base. Though Houshmandzadeh hardly answers the Vikings' most pressing needs of consistent play from the offensive line and quarterback, he represents a significant upgrade at a position that can alleviate pressure in both areas.

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