ESPN.com’s James Walker wrote an interesting article today about Cincinnati Bengals’ Wide Receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
Walker’s article featured 8 teams, including our very own Baltimore Ravens, that T.J. could potentially join.
Here’s what he had to say about why T.J. might or might not land in Baltimore:
8. Baltimore Ravens
Why: The Ravens lack depth at the position and need to add more quality parts around rookie quarterback Joe Flacco. The defense has been consistently great, and the offense is finally coming around. Coming off an AFC title game appearance, adding a stud receiver could be the missing link to overtaking the reigning Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
Why not: Baltimore needs a speedy deep threat to complement Flacco, not another possession receiver. Houshmandzadeh and Derrick Mason are very similar in their playing styles, so there is no reason for the Ravens to pay a steep price for Houshmandzadeh in free agency. The Ravens also have a lot of in-house free agents that need to be re-signed and will eat up their cap space.
I’ve got to admit, as a Ravens fan I hate T.J. Houshmandzadeh, but he’s a great player and I think he’d be a good fit here in Baltimore.
What do you think?