TJ and his wavy long hair don’t care is joining former teammate Carson Palmer and former Receiver coach Hue Jackson in Oakland:
The Raiders have signed former Ravens and Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh to bolster their receiving corps. The team confirmed the deal Tuesday. Terms were not immediately available. Raiders QB Carson Palmer, who was acquired last month, wanted the 34-year old free agent in Oakland after the two spent some of Palmer’s semi-retirement working out together in California, according to ESPN.
Head coach Hue Jackson was a Bengals wide receivers coach for three of Houshmandzadeh’s eight seasons in Cincinnati. Houshmandzadeh played in all 16 games for the Ravens last year, catching 30 passes for 398 yards. He was not re-signed in the offseason. In his last season as a Bengal in 2008, the former seventh-round pick caught 92 passes for 902 yards and four touchdowns.
In his first game as a Raider, Palmer threw three interceptions after replacing Kyle Boller, who had tossed three interceptions in the first half of their 28-0 loss to the Chiefs. Palmer spent the team’s bye week working out with Raiders receivers, including Jacoby Ford.
Good for him for landing a gig. It’ll be interesting to see how these three work together again..
R.I.P. Chris Henry