Houshmandzadeh still visiting Vikings; decision near?

Free-agent WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh might be close to making a decision about his future. But that decision won’t come Sunday night.

Houshmandzadeh, who has already visited the Seattle Seahawks and is currently talking with the Minnesota Vikings, told Bengals.com that he anticipated picking a team Sunday night. But Houshmandzadeh’s agent, Kennard McGuire, said a decision wouldn’t be made Sunday, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

A text message to T.J. Houshmandzadeh’s agent asking if he still expects a decision tonight was greeted with a one word response.

“No,” agent Kennard McGuire wrote.

So it looks like a decision likely won’t come until tomorrow. Houshmandzadeh is going to spend the night in the Twin Cities and consider contract offers from the Vikings, Bengals and Seahawks. Presumably there will be an announcement tomorrow.

Ealier in the day, the Star-Tribune posted more details about Houshmandzadeh’s visit to the Minneapolis area.

Won’t get into too many specifics for security purposes, but free-agent receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh is definitely going to remain in town for now. He and Vikings executives were just dropped off by the limo of which we have written so frequently today. What we don’t know is if negotiations are completed and Houshmandzadeh has agreed to terms or if talks are going to continue with the Vikings. Houshmandzadeh ended up spending about five and a half hours at Winter Park today.

Houshmandzadeh, a Pro Bowl pick in 2007, led the Bengals in receptions (92) and receiving yards (904) last season. He has five consecutive seasons with at least 70 catches and 900 receiving yards, with career bests in ‘07 (112 catches for 1,143 yards).


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