T.J. Houshmandzadeh has picked the Seattle Seahawks, sources tell ESPN.com's John Clayton.
As we've written a hundred times or so in this space, Houshmandzadeh was deciding between the Seahawks, Vikings and Bengals.
ESPN's Michael Smith reports that the deal is worth more than $40 million for five years, with more than $15 million guaranteed.
So Eagles fans, there's not much left out there in terms of weapons at receiver for Donovan McNabb.
Houshmandzadeh got hopes up in the Delaware Valley when he spoke glowingly of the Eagles to ESPN 950's Mike Missanelli earlier this offseason. Then on Friday, he texted the station saying: "I don't know what's gonna happen, if they want me I will be an Eagle tomorrow."
Right after the free-agency period began, he named the Birds as one of four teams he'd be interested in during an ESPN interview.
In the end, however, it's unclear if the Eagles were interested at all in the receiver. Comcast SportsNet reported that Houshmandzadeh's agent was playing games with the Eagles when discussing his price tag, but I haven't seen that report elsewhere.
Houshmandzadeh was the top free-agent wideout on the market. If the Eagles were to upgrade that position between now and the draft, it would almost have to be through a trade.
We here at MTC would like to thank Houshmandzadeh for the last few weeks though. He has provided content on a pretty consistent basis since the season ended. We wish him the best of luck at his new home, and congratulations to bloggers at The Seattle Times and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
One other item of note since I last posted.
The Redskins have released Jason Taylor. According to Jason Reid of The Washington Post, the team wanted to include a clause in Taylor's contract that would have required him to participate in offseason workouts in Washington for a $500,000 bonus, and he declined.
Washington gave up a second- and sixth-round pick to acquire Taylor before last season. According to ESPN.com's Clayton, the 34-year-old is still interested in continuing his career.