Rumor: TJ Houshmandzadeh in Buffalo – *UPDATED*

Updated: August 19, 2011

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According to multiple sources, veteran free agent wide receiver TJ Houshmanzadeh was seen in Buffalo yesterday. Houshmandzadeh was at the club Bayou late Thursday night, yukking it up with Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman.

If we want to speculate on this, the most sensible conclusion to come would be Houshmandzadeh is in town to talk about signing a short term deal with the Bills. Housh was reportedly in New England (who isn’t expected to sign him) earlier in the week, along with talking to the Colts. It’s clear that Houshmandzadeh is ready to sign a deal, so him signing a deal with Buffalo isn’t the hardest thing in the world to believe.

The interest makes sense, because although the Bills WR corps is among the deepest in the league, they still lack a clear cut option to start across from Steve Johnson at the ‘X’ position. Houshmandzadeh is not nearly the receiver he once was, and would not even be a lock to win the job, but he could also bring a veteran presence back to the unit after the departure of Lee Evans at a much cheaper price and provide an experienced outside option to Buffalo’s spread attack.

If this happens, there’s only one word left to say: